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FactChecking Biden’s Town Hall

FactChecking Biden’s Town Hall

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden answered questions from the public in a CNN town hall, but he got some facts wrong and misled on others.

Biden’s False Statement About the Trade Deficit

Biden’s False Statement About the Trade Deficit

In a campaign speech in Warren, Michigan, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden falsely claimed that the United States’ trade deficit had “hit an all-time high” under President Donald Trump.

Trump Touts Strong Jobs Report, Flubs Some Facts

Trump Touts Strong Jobs Report, Flubs Some Facts

In a Rose Garden address to comment on a surprisingly strong May jobs report, President Donald Trump continued to repeat false, misleading and exaggerated claims about the economy, the administration’s response to COVID-19, the border wall, veterans programs and trade with China.

An April Filled with Repeats

An April Filled with Repeats

The president has used the coronavirus briefings to repeatedly misstate the facts about his administration’s handling of the pandemic, the economy and trade with China.

The Whoppers of 2019

The Whoppers of 2019

Our compilation of the most egregious falsehoods of the year.

Flurry of Trump Falsehoods

Flurry of Trump Falsehoods

The president distorted the facts on congressional subpoenas, trade, Syria and more during a busy day of public appearances.

U.S.-Japan Trade Deficit Not ‘Changing Rapidly’

U.S.-Japan Trade Deficit Not ‘Changing Rapidly’

In Pennsylvania, President Donald Trump falsely claimed that the trade deficit with Japan is “changing rapidly.” In fact, the U.S. deficit in goods and services with Japan is up slightly under Trump.