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FactChecking Biden’s Swing-State Stops in Pennsylvania

FactChecking Biden’s Swing-State Stops in Pennsylvania

While former President Donald Trump spent much of his week in court, President Joe Biden visited the swing state of Pennsylvania for three days and gave speeches in Scranton, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. We flagged some false and misleading claims, including several common talking points.

Trump’s Unfounded ‘Colossal’ Tax Hike Warning

Trump’s Unfounded ‘Colossal’ Tax Hike Warning

On the day of the tax filing deadline, former President Donald Trump went on Truth Social to misleadingly warn that if President Joe Biden is reelected, “you will soon be facing colossal tax HIKES.” But in his latest budget proposal, Biden supports extending the tax cuts championed by Trump for people making less than $400,000.

Familiar Claims in a Familiar Presidential Race

Familiar Claims in a Familiar Presidential Race

As a primer for the 2024 election, here’s our guide to the top 10 falsehoods and distortions — so far — in terms of Trump’s and Biden’s propensity to repeat them.

Trump’s False Claim About Roe

Trump’s False Claim About Roe

In a video statement outlining his position on abortion, former President Donald Trump falsely claimed that “all legal scholars, both sides, wanted and in fact demanded” that Roe v. Wade “be ended.” Legal scholars told us that was “utter nonsense” and “patently absurd.”

Fairshake

A pro-cryptocurrency super PAC that supports candidates who back policies favorable to that industry.

Trump’s Misleading Chart on Illegal Immigration

Trump’s Misleading Chart on Illegal Immigration

During a speech in Green Bay, Wisconsin, former President Donald Trump pointed to a chart on apprehensions of people trying to enter the U.S. illegally at the southwest border. “See the arrow on the bottom? That was my last week in office,” he said. “That was the lowest number in history.” But Trump was wrong on both points.

Priorities USA Action

A liberal hybrid PAC focusing on digital advertising that supports President Joe Biden and other Democratic candidates.

Shanahan Misleads on Women’s Fertility Trends   

Shanahan Misleads on Women’s Fertility Trends   

Women are having fewer children today than in the past globally, but experts say that’s by choice and it doesn’t mean “we are facing a crisis in reproductive health,” as Nicole Shanahan, Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s running mate, said during her announcement speech. Infertility rates have remained steady during the last decades. 

Biden’s Misleading Claim About Latino Unemployment

Biden’s Misleading Claim About Latino Unemployment

Under President Joe Biden, the Latino unemployment rate reached a low of 3.9% in September 2022 — the lowest rate since September 2019. But Biden recently said that the rate under his presidency was the lowest in “a long, long time.”

Trump’s ‘Bloodbath’ Comment

Trump’s ‘Bloodbath’ Comment

While speaking about the potential loss of U.S. auto manufacturing jobs to foreign countries, former President Donald Trump said if he isn’t elected, “it’s going to be a bloodbath for the country.”