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Schiff Shanks Trump Golf Cart Story

Rep. Adam Schiff mistakenly claimed that the Secret Service has paid the Trump Organization “over $150,000 … for the privilege of renting Donald Trump golf carts to protect Donald Trump on his rounds.” In fact, the federal agency rents golf carts from other companies.

The President and Military Pay Raises

President Donald Trump mistakenly said he approved a military pay raise for the “first time in 10 years.” He meant to say it was the largest pay raise, the White House says. It is the largest in eight years. But pay increases are determined by a statutory formula.

What Michelle Obama Actually Said

Q: Did Michelle Obama call women who voted for President Donald Trump “stupid”?

A: No. But the former first lady did say she was concerned about the role women played in electing Trump.

Eastwood Not Leaving Estate to Trump Campaign

Q: Did Clint Eastwood announce he’s leaving his estate to President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign?

A: No. That story originated on a self-described satirical website.

Trump Spins Rise in Job Openings

The number of job openings has been rising since mid-2009, contrary to President Donald Trump’s boast that under his stewardship “all of a sudden, we have jobs.”

No Release of ‘Private’ Trump Tapes

Q: Have former White House staffers released a “private tape recording” of President Donald Trump?

A: No. That claim comes from a false headline on an old story.

Trump’s Misleading Attack on Mueller Team

President Donald Trump made several misleading comments when questioning the impartiality of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III and his investigative team.

Q&A on Stormy Daniels’ Payment

President Trump has acknowledged he reimbursed his personal attorney for the $130,000 payment to porn star Stormy Daniels. But many questions remain about the payment and whether it may have run afoul of campaign finance or ethics laws.

Michelle Wolf Not Fired From Comedy Central

Q: Did Comedy Central fire Michelle Wolf because of jokes she made at the White House Correspondents’ dinner?

A: No. That claim was made up by a self-described satirical website. She left “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central in December.

Trump Blurs Facts on London Embassy

President Trump distorted the facts about the construction of new embassy in London, wrongly implying it ended up costing taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars. In fact, Trump’s own State Department told us it “used no taxpayer dollars to fund the project.”