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Meme Makes Flawed Obama, Trump Comparison

Meme Makes Flawed Obama, Trump Comparison

Facebook users are recirculating an inaccurate meme from May that makes misleading economic comparisons between Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump. The meme includes inaccurate or selective information about Obama’s record on jobs and economic growth.

Trump’s Economic Falsehoods

Trump’s Economic Falsehoods

President Donald Trump rattled off several false claims in his Nov. 12 speech to the Economic Club of New York, in which he contrasted the supposedly “bleak” outlook at the end of his predecessor’s term with an exaggerated portrayal of the economy’s strong performance during his own tenure.

Conway Overstates Economic Growth

Conway Overstates Economic Growth

The U.S. does not currently have economic “growth over 4 percent,” as White House counselor Kellyanne Conway claimed recently.

Hoyer Inflates CBO’s Shutdown Cost Estimate

Hoyer Inflates CBO’s Shutdown Cost Estimate

The partial government shutdown will reduce real GDP by $3 billion, on net, the CBO estimates. At least twice, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer has said CBO put the cost at $11 billion, neglecting to explain that the agency figures the economy will regain $8 billion of that this year.

Trump’s Phoenix Fiction

Trump’s Phoenix Fiction

The president revises history, exaggerates accomplishments and makes false claims.

Trump’s GDP Puffery

Trump’s GDP Puffery

President Donald Trump wrongly described the estimated 2.6 percent growth in the nation’s gross domestic product for the second quarter as “a number that nobody thought they’d see for a long period of time.”

Video: Trump’s Budget Double Count

Video: Trump’s Budget Double Count

President Donald Trump’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2018 is the subject of this week’s fact-checking video from CNN’s Jake Tapper.

Video: FactChecking the First Debate

Video: FactChecking the First Debate

Several claims from the first presidential debate are highlighted in this video from FlackCheck.org, our sister site for political literacy.

Pre-Debate Patterns of Deception

Pre-Debate Patterns of Deception

Ahead of the first presidential debate, FlackCheck.org explores some patterns of deception that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have used on the campaign trail.