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Trump’s Letter to Pelosi, Annotated

Trump’s Letter to Pelosi, Annotated

We annotated President Donald Trump’s Dec. 17 letter to House Speaker Pelosi, providing brief summaries and links to more information for statements by the president that we have fact-checked before.

Dubious Quote Attributed to Trump’s Mother

Dubious Quote Attributed to Trump’s Mother

There’s no evidence for a meme that quotes President Donald Trump’s late mother as once making a disparaging remark about her son and predicting he would not do well in politics.

Trump Renews Unfounded Claim on Debate Mic

Trump Renews Unfounded Claim on Debate Mic

President Donald Trump wrongly claimed the Commission on Presidential Debates was “forced to publicly apologize for modulating” his microphone in the first 2016 general election debate.

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.

Video: Trump’s Claims on IG Report and Russia Investigation

Video: Trump’s Claims on IG Report and Russia Investigation

In this week’s fact-checking video, CNN’s Jake Tapper looks at President Donald Trump’s claims, past and current, about the FBI’s now-concluded investigation into whether Trump campaign officials coordinated with Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. 

Trump Mocks Global Warming, Lowballs Sea Level Rise

Trump Mocks Global Warming, Lowballs Sea Level Rise

President Donald Trump mocked concerns about global warming, saying that oceans would rise just “[o]ne-eighth of an inch within the next 250 years.” Although he may have been joking, his figure is many times lower than scientific estimates.

Another Dubious Trump Attack on ‘Fake News’

Another Dubious Trump Attack on ‘Fake News’

President Trump accused CNN of manipulating video to make it appear that “massive crowds” protested his decision to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. But we couldn’t find any CNN video that had been manipulated in the ways Trump claimed, and the White House didn’t provide any evidence, either.

Trump Misleads Rallygoers on IG Report, Impeachment

Trump Misleads Rallygoers on IG Report, Impeachment

During his first campaign rally after Democrats announced two articles of impeachment and the Justice Department inspector general released a report on the FBI’s Russia investigation, President Donald Trump distorted the facts on both topics.

How Old Claims Compare to IG Report

How Old Claims Compare to IG Report

We take a look at how past claims made by Trump stack up to the Department of Justice’s Office of the Inspector General report on the FBI’s investigation into whether individuals associated with the Trump campaign were coordinating with Russia’s election interference.