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‘State of the Union’/FactCheck.org Partnership


CNN’s “State of the Union” and FactCheck.org have launched a new partnership to create a weekly online video series looking at claims made in the 2016 campaign.

“State of the Union” anchor Jake Tapper will host the weekly videos, which are based on FactCheck.org’s reporting on the candidates’ statements.

This week, Tapper discusses Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s recent claim that “people in the government knew that I was using a personal account.” But that ignores those — including President Obama — who did not know that she used it exclusively for government business. The video is based on our Sept. 8 item “More Spin on Clinton Emails.”

Tapper Week 2

 

In the first video, which was posted on CNN’s website on Sept. 4, Tapper discusses statements Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump made about birthright citizenship. That is based on our item “Trump on Birthright Citizenship.”

Trump was off base with his claim that Mexico does not have a birthright citizenship policy like the U.S., and he overstated the rarity of such policies around the world, claiming that “we’re the only place, just about, that’s stupid enough to do it.” Actually, at least 30 countries do.

We will post links to Tapper’s videos each week on our webpage “State of the Union with Jake Tapper.”