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Trump’s Misleading Ad on Coronavirus Testing

Trump’s Misleading Ad on Coronavirus Testing

A new Trump campaign ad claims that President Donald Trump took “fast action” in regard to testing for the novel coronavirus. While “fast action” is subjective, pandemic experts say the U.S. did not move quickly to set up an adequate system and in fact lagged behind other countries.

Trump Ad’s Misleading Use of CNN Interview

Trump Ad’s Misleading Use of CNN Interview

A Trump campaign ad misleadingly edits a CNN interview to suggest 2 million people would have died from the novel coronavirus were it not for President Donald Trump’s China travel restrictions.

A Misleading Ad in Heated Kansas GOP Senate Primary

A Misleading Ad in Heated Kansas GOP Senate Primary

In the Kansas Republican Senate primary, a super PAC supporting Rep. Roger Marshall inaccurately describes Club for Growth as an “anti-Trump organization” in a TV ad attacking Marshall’s rival, Kris Kobach.

Biden’s Misleading Ad About Sending Experts to China

Biden’s Misleading Ad About Sending Experts to China

A Biden campaign ad says President Trump failed to send U.S. health experts to China to investigate the novel coronavirus. But two U.S. officials were part of an international team admitted to China in mid-February.

Trump Campaign Takes Pelosi’s Words Out of Context

Trump Campaign Takes Pelosi’s Words Out of Context

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that the Paycheck Protection Program was “very important,” and with a second round of funding, she wanted to “open this up to many more people.” But that context is missing from a Trump campaign video.

Alex Trebek Did Not Die — or Leave Millions to Trump Campaign

Alex Trebek Did Not Die — or Leave Millions to Trump Campaign

A viral news article falsely reports that “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek died on April 14, leaving his estate to President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign. Trebek, who has been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer, is alive — and there is no evidence he is “a fervent Trump supporter.”

Yes, Sanders Has Ended His Fight for Democratic Nomination

Yes, Sanders Has Ended His Fight for Democratic Nomination

Social media posts falsely claim the news media is spreading “prop[a]ganda” and “twisting words” about Sen. Bernie Sanders’ decision to suspend his presidential campaign. They claim he is “still in the race.” While he remains on Democratic primary ballots, Sanders has said winning is “virtually impossible” and “the campaign ends.”