Donald Trump said he “recommended” that the Republican National Convention be held in Ohio. But Trump announced his campaign for president nearly one year after Cleveland was selected.
FactCheck.org Managing Editor Lori Robertson discusses some of the false and misleading claims made on the first day of the Republican National Convention, which focused on public safety.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says there is “no way that Melania Trump was plagiarizing Michelle Obama’s speech.” Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s campaign manager, called the allegation “absurd.”
President Obama said “it is easier for a teenager to buy a Glock than get his hands on a computer or even a book.” But the White House couldn’t provide anything more than anecdotal evidence to support his claim.
In opposition to a controversial GMO labeling bill, a senator falsely claimed, “You could literally have a GMO plant be raised under organic conditions, and I believe because of this bill, it could be certified organic.”
Did Hillary Clinton commit perjury when she testified under oath before Congress about emails that she sent and received as secretary of state? That’s the subject of this week’s fact-checking video from CNN’s Jake Tapper.
President Barack Obama said there have been “huge drops in the murder rates” in cities like New York, Los Angeles and Dallas. Donald Trump said “violent crime has increased in cities across America.” Which is it? We’ll score this one for Obama.