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Donald Trump repeats false claim that Obama spied on his campaign. On night three of the Democratic National Convention, former President Barack Obama charged that President Donald Trump has shown "no interest" in taking his job seriously.

Donald Trump repeats false claim that Obama spied on his campaign

"Donald Trump hasn’t grown into the job because he can’t," Obama said. As Obama spoke, Trump tweeted. "He spied on my campaign, and got caught! " Trump wrote Aug. 19. Trump has often said that Obama had a hand in the FBI’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election. That FBI investigation itself has been the subject of investigations by the Justice Department and Congress. Not one found that Obama initiated or meddled in the FBI’s work. "There is not a shred of evidence that it was directed by the White House," said Robert Litt, former general counsel for the Director of National Intelligence in the Obama administration. Highlights from the investigations of the 2016 election The Senate report said that Manafort "sought to secretly share internal campaign information with (Konstantin) Kilimnik.

" Spying? Untitled. As the Black Lives Matter protests have continued over the past two months, there has been an influx of misinformation surrounding the group’s donations and goals.


A recent Facebook post suggested that Black Lives Matter protestors don’t know America’s history with slavery. The post reads: "Slavery used to be a normal throughout the world. Untitled. President Donald Trump on Thursday repeated what election experts across the United States say is a false distinction between "absentee" and "mail-in" voting, one that experts say threatens to sow confusion and undermine confidence in this fall’s election results.


In a tweet that grabbed the nation’s attention — mostly because Trump suggested postponing the Nov. 3 election (something only Congress can do) — the president also claimed absentee voting is "good," while again making the false assertion that mail-in voting is "fraudulent. " What Is Absentee Voting? For decades, people have been allowed to request absentee ballots if they were sick, disabled or were traveling during the election so they could cast their vote by mail.

A majority of states, however, no longer require voters to submit a reason to request an absentee ballot. The term has been phased out in many states, including California, in favor of "mail-in" voting or "vote-by-mail. " ‘Fundamentally, it’s the same thing’ Related: Who are the doctors in the viral hydroxychloroquine video? Despite social media platforms’ efforts to remove it, millions of people have seen a viral video of doctors making false and misleading claims about the coronavirus pandemic.

Who are the doctors in the viral hydroxychloroquine video?

Breitbart, a conservative news outlet, published the 40-plus-minute-long video on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube on July 27. It’s a live stream of a Washington, D.C., press conference organized by the Tea Party Patriots, a conservative group backed by Republican donors. Rep. Ralph Norman. R-S.C., attended the event. The video went viral after it was widely shared in Facebook groups for anti-vaxxers and people against face masks. RELATED: Fact-checking a video of doctors talking about coronavirus, hydroxychloroquine. Did Obama's Last 3 Years See More Jobs Created Than Trump's First 3? In February 2020, we received multiple inquiries from readers about the veracity of social media posts and news articles which claimed that the U.S. economy had added 1.5 million more jobs during former President Barack Obama’s final three years in office, than it did during President Donald Trump’s first three years.

Did Obama's Last 3 Years See More Jobs Created Than Trump's First 3?

On Feb. 17, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-New York, tweeted that Obama had “created 1.5 million more jobs in his last 3 years than Donald Trump has in his first 3 years.” Earlier, the left-leaning Democratic Coalition group posted a link to a Yahoo! How Trump's three years of job gains compares with Obama's. "We're producing jobs like you have never seen before in this country," he said during a recent speech in Michigan.

How Trump's three years of job gains compares with Obama's

But you don't have to go back far to find three years of better job growth. Just to back to the previous three years under Barack Obama. During Trump's first 36 months in office, the US economy has gained 6.6 million jobs. But during a comparable 36-month period at the end of Obama's tenure, employers added 8.1 million jobs, or 23% more than what has been added since Trump took office. The average monthly gain so far under Trump is 182,000 jobs. On Friday, the Labor Department reported that employers added a fairly robust 225,000 jobs in January. Trump boasts the US economy is the best it's ever been under his watch. Here are 9 charts showing how it compares to the Obama and Bush presidencies.

After attacks by Turkey, Trump falsely claims Kurds in Syria are much safer now. On the day Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sought international support for his country’s battle against the Kurds and warned Kurdish fighters to withdraw from the Syrian border "this very night," President Donald Trump claimed the Kurds are actually in a safer position now.

After attacks by Turkey, Trump falsely claims Kurds in Syria are much safer now

Telling reporters that Erdogan would be meeting in Turkey the next day with Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, as American officials continue to press Turkey for a ceasefire, Trump said: "We have a lot of great people over there; we'll see. In the meantime, our soldiers are not in harm's way, as they shouldn't be as two countries fight over land that has nothing to do with us. And the Kurds are much safer right now. But the Kurds know how to fight. " Did the Obamacare Website Cost More Than What It Will Cost to Build Trump's Border Wall?

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Did the Obamacare Website Cost More Than What It Will Cost to Build Trump's Border Wall?

President Donald Trump’s second-eldest son, has a large presence on Instagram, with 1 million followers. So his posts have a wide reach, including those that contain inaccurate information. In early September 2019, Eric Trump published a post on Instagram with a quote attributed to actor and comedian Tim Allen, stating that the 45th president’s promised border wall will cost less than the website for Obamacare, referencing the site used to administer the health care policy of President Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama. The exact source of this quote is unclear, but it does not appear to have originated with “Home Improvement” star Allen. Donald Trump, again, falsely says Obama had family separation policy.

President Donald Trump, in an interview with the Spanish-language TV network Telemundo, adamantly claimed that the separation of immigrant families at the border during his presidency happened because of an Obama policy.

Donald Trump, again, falsely says Obama had family separation policy

That’s not true. José Díaz-Balart, anchor of "Noticias Telemundo," asked Trump if his "zero-tolerance" immigration policy was a mistake. The Trump policy called for the prosecution of all adults who crossed the border illegally; when parents came in with children, the families were separated. In the interview that aired June 20, Trump said it was not a mistake. He argued that separations were due to an Obama policy and that Trump himself wanted families together. Donald Trump's file. 8 times the Mueller report shows Trump, White House spread false or misleading claims. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report provides a behind-the-scenes reconstruction of key events in the first months of Donald Trump’s presidency.

8 times the Mueller report shows Trump, White House spread false or misleading claims

The redacted version of the report, released April 18 by Attorney General Bill Bar, verifies and supports media reports about events that Trump dismissed as "fake news. " And it highlights several instances where Trump aides told the press false information, including about the firing of former FBI director James Comey.

Here’s an overview of some notable claims from Trump and his administration that turned out to be false. Do High Percentages of Refugees Receive Food Stamps, 'Medicard,' and Cash Welfare? - Truth or Fiction? Trump’s long history of pushing wild misinformation about wind turbines. Anti-vaxers and Facebook: The four subgroups that fuel online attacks. Dr. Paul Offit keeps a fat folder of nasty messages he's received so that "if someone kills me, my wife can give it to the police. " He does not laugh when he says this.

"Rot in hell you baby killer," one Facebook user wrote in an email to Offit, who is director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and professor of pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. "Go [f**king] kill yourself," another wrote. Dr. The Pants on Fire claim that two courts backed Trump's claim of no collusion with Russia. Border barrier did not drive down crime in El Paso, Texas. Rep. Tom McClintock distorts number of homicides by undocumented immigrants. Border barrier did not drive down crime in El Paso, Texas. Yes, President Trump, Congress also investigated Barack Obama.

Border barrier did not drive down crime in El Paso, Texas. Donald Trump Jr. tweets misleading 2012 headline about Florida noncitizen voters. No, 18 million illegal immigrants did not get a 'government check' this month. No, Congress did not approve $50 billion for border fence in 2006. Was Nancy Pelosi Removed from a Children's Cancer Benefit for Being Drunk? On 12 January 2019 an America’s Last Line of Defense website published an article reporting that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was asked to leave a benefit for children with cancer for being drunk: Nancy Pelosi Removed From Benefit for ‘Being So Drunk She Couldn’t Stand Up’Nancy Pelosi went to a benefit for kids with cancer this afternoon, but she was so drunk she was asked to leave.

After filling a beer mug with vodka and sprinkling some Crystal Light in there for color, Pelosi was so drunk she started making fun of the hats the kids had made earlier. Art Tubolls, the billionaire who organized the event, says he’s very upset that things went the way they did:“I asked Speaker Pelosi to come so the kids could see how leadership was handling the government shutdown. Did Rashida Tlaib Tweet About America 'Raping and Pillaging' Her People?

In January 2019, a screenshot of a tweet purportedly posted by Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, a Muslim, about how “Americans” had been “raping and pillaging” her people for decades began to spread on social media networks: This was not a genuine tweet from Rashida Tlaib. Although some posters presented this screenshot as if it showed a message that Tlaib had tweeted and then quickly deleted, this tweet was never posted to the congresswoman’s Twitter account. A common tactic of Internet trolls is to impersonate celebrities and politicians by creating social media handles that resemble the legitimate handles of their targets. In this case, someone created a handle which used a capital “I” instead of a lower case “L” in the congresswoman’s last name. Corporate Media Condemned for Handing Trump Megaphone to Spout Racist 'Stream of Lies' Does Elizabeth Warren Have a Piece of Racist Memorabilia on Her Kitchen Shelf? In January 2019, a number of online trolls spread a graphic accusing Sen.

Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) of keeping an object of racist memorabilia — a caricature figurine depicting a black child eating a slice of watermelon — atop her kitchen cabinets. This spurious claim was initially pushed by users on the Internet forum 4Chan and the r/The_Donald section of Reddit, but it was also promoted to a larger audience by Fox News contributor Tomi Lahren (who later deleted her tweet on the subject):

Eu.usatoday. President Trump plans to make a prime time address about the “Humanitarian and National Security crisis on our Southern Border.” Veuer's Sam Berman has the full story. Buzz60 In the days leading up to President Donald Trump's televised address to the nation on Tuesday night to promote his southern border wall, administration officials have justified the proposal by claiming that thousands of terrorists are pouring across that border. But data and analysis from his own administration have drastically undercut that message, calling into question whether the situation along the U.S.

DHS Secretary Nielsen pushes misleading claims about border “threat” In a Twitter thread posted Monday evening, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen pushed a string of debunked and misleading claims about the “threat” migrants and asylum seekers purportedly pose at the southern border. Nielsen’s thread comes as the Trump administration is trying to convince the American public that “a humanitarian and national security crisis” at the border justifies President Donald Trump’s move to shut down the government over his demand for a border wall, and as Trump is threatening to declare a national emergency to compel the military to build the wall if Congress won’t appropriate him money for it.

Was Journalist Bre Payton's Death 'Beyond Strange' Due to Her Reporting on the Mueller Probe? On 2 January 2019, Washington, D.C., lobbyist Jack Burkman tweeted that something was “strange” about the passing of Bre Payton, a young journalist for the website The Federalist who fell ill and died suddenly in late December 2018: We found no evidence anything was amiss about Payton’s passing, other than its particularly tragic nature due to its suddenness, her youth, and her apparent vitality. We reached out to the San Diego Police Department and the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office, who confirmed to us that her death was not being treated as suspicious. Payton died on 28 December 2018 at age 26, according to her friend Morgan Murtaugh, who found her unconscious and called 911:

No, Mexico isn't paying for border wall through USMCA trade deal, despite Donald Trump's claims. Trump's border wall would stop less than half of illegal immigration in the U.S. President Donald Trump has always linked illegal immigration to the southern border and the need for a wall. On Thursday — the 13th day of a government shutdown tied to the issue — Mr. Trump tweeted a video called "crisis on the border" depicting rioting migrants trying to rush into the country. But only one-third of the recent undocumented immigrant population came to the United States through the southern border, according to the Center for Migration Studies (CMS), a New York City-based think tank. The rest came legally on work visas and stayed after they expired, according to CMS. The Trump file: Trump's 10 top falsehoods of 2018.

The Trump file: Trump's 10 top falsehoods of 2018. Christmas controversy: The Obamas never removed the White House nativity scene. Trump wrong on size and timing of military pay increases. The Trump file: Trump's 10 top falsehoods of 2018. Immigration, MS-13 and crime: the facts behind Donald Trump’s exaggerations. President Donald Trump linked illegal immigration to the violence of the MS-13 gang, claiming "open borders" have caused the death of many people in the United States. During his State of the Union speech, Trump highlighted the 2016 killings of teenagers Kayla Cuevas and Nisa Mickens in New York and the related murder charges against MS-13 members. "These two precious girls were brutally murdered while walking together in their hometown. Six members of the savage MS-13 gang have been charged with Kayla and Nisa's murders," Trump said Jan. 30. "Many of these gang members took advantage of glaring loopholes and our laws to enter the country as illegal, unaccompanied, alien minors.

Donald Trump touts nonexistent $450 billion in Saudi orders and 1 million jobs. The death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside Saudi Arabia’s embassy in Istanbul has drawn attention to America’s business interests in the Middle East kingdom. President Donald Trump brought money into the picture soon after Khashoggi disappeared, and has repeated the point several times since. No, Donald Trump, we are not giving Iran $150 billion for 'nothing' Donald Trump, fresh off winning four states in the March 15 primaries, rattled off a series of domestic and foreign policy "disasters" that he’ll fix, from businesses leaving the United States to terrorist threats to poorly negotiated deals.

This is what Trump’s caravan 'invasion' really looks like. Trump said he has 'no financial interests in Saudi Arabia.' But his businesses have made millions from the Saudi government, and the crown prince gave his New York City hotel a huge boost. In a statement released Tuesday, President Donald Trump stood by Saudi Arabia and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman despite evidence that the crown prince ordered the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Job Openings Bunk. The Republican National Committee and others have taken to claiming that the number of job openings exceeds the number of job seekers for the first time “in history,” a sweeping claim that is without factual support, and likely false.

It’s true that the number of unfilled job openings is now greater than the number of unemployed people for the first time on record, but records only go back 18 years. Despite what some GOP spinmeisters would have you believe, “history” didn’t start in December of 2000. Trump Jr.'s False Noncitizen Voting Tweet. Amid a contentious Florida recount, Donald Trump Jr. tweeted a six-year-old, and outdated, story to suggest hundreds of thousands of noncitizens could have voted in the state. The story includes an update saying just 85 noncitizens were ultimately removed from the state’s voter rolls in 2012. On Nov. 12, Trump Jr. tweeted the “Amazing, but not shocking at all anymore” headline from an NBC Miami story that said, “Nearly 200,000 Florida Voters May Not Be Citizens.” Trump played key role in coordinating hush money payments to Daniels, McDougal: report.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted a doctored video of the Jim Acosta mic-grab that was shared hours earlier by the far-right site Infowars. Donald Trump 'just ended welfare' for immigrants? That's False. No, the Nazi platform did not echo the Democratic platform, as Donald Trump Jr. said. Donald Trump's USA Today op-ed, annotated. Trump’s False Claims About Coal, Environment & W Va click 2x. Will the GOP tax bill cost Donald Trump 'a fortune'? No. Donald Trump's Pants on Fire claim that Democrats let a cop-killing immigrant into the country. Inside What Even an Ally Calls Trump’s ‘Reality Distortion Field’ How Vilification of George Soros Moved From the Fringes to the Mainstream.

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