- Pants on Fire: "The Mexican government forces many bad people into our country."
- Pants on Fire: The number of illegal immigrants in the United States is "30 million, it could be 34 million."
- False: Mexico can afford to build a wall because the country's trade deficit with America is billions of dollars.
- Pants on Fire: "I watched in Jersey City, N.J., where thousands and thousands of people were cheering" as the World Trade Center collapsed.
- False: "I was totally against the war in Iraq, saying for many years that it would destabilize the Middle East."
- Pants on Fire: The unemployment rate may be as high as "42 percent."
- Pants on Fire: "Crime is rising."
- Pants on Fire: Ted Cruz’s father "was with Lee Harvey Oswald" before the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Non-partisan fact-check website Politifact.com calls it like they see it on Donald Trump.
We’ve fact-checked Trump about 160 times. We have rated 76 percent of those statements Mostly False, False or Pants on Fire. (See his entire PolitiFact file, which updates as we post new fact-checks.) As we noted when we awarded Trump our 2015 Lie of the Year award for his portfolio of misstatements, no other politician has as many statements rated so far down the dial. It’s unlike anything we’ve ever seen.
Here are 10 of the most significant falsehoods that Trump has made during the past year.
Posted by Ballard Burgher at Thursday, June 23, 2016