WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump describes drugs flowing across the hinterlands from Mexico, a federal prison population laden with criminals who are in the U.S. illegally and a Texas city transformed by a border barrier into a safe place to live. It’s a misleading and in some ways false picture, and one that underpins … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s skewed picture of border perils
WASHINGTON (AP) — Let Democrats have their way, President Donald Trump suggested, and the United States will become a country without border security, airplanes or cows. Trump warned of a variety of dire consequences from the Democratic playbook as he rallied Monday night in the border city of El Paso, Texas, in a hall where … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump on the wall, and a ban on cows?
WASHINGTON (AP) — In President Donald Trump‘s estimation, the good times began to roll for the country on the night he was elected. So he doesn’t hesitate to swipe job growth from the twilight of the Obama administration and claim it as his own. That overreach, seen in his State of the Union speech and … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump swipes progress from Obama era
WASHINGTON — Jan 05, 2019—President Donald Trump held forth on all manner of things this past week as he emerged from a “lonely” spell over the holidays. He opined for more than 90 minutes to the press, at the top of a Cabinet meeting, on the shutdown, immigration, drug prices, the Soviet history in Afghanistan, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s super-talkative, fact-busting week
WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump twisted circumstances behind the deaths of two migrant Guatemalan children to insulate his administration from any blame, contending without justification that they were in dire health before they reached the border. The children cleared initial U.S. health screenings and one of them was in the U.S. for five days before suddenly … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s political spin on migrant deaths
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is recycling familiar fictions concerning the Iran nuclear deal as he lashes out at a Republican senator who criticized him and a U.S. official who resigned in protest against Trump’s plan to pull troops from Syria. Trump slapped both critics in one tweet on Monday: “For all of the sympathizers … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump revisits old fictions about Iran money
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump‘s relationship with the truth tends to be borderline, at best, when it comes to the border. So it was this past week when he made a flurry of false or unsupported statements about immigration. He said, with no evidence, that migrants are plagued with disease. He asserted that Mexico has … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump floats fictions about the border
WASHINGTON— As if spotting a mirage in the Southwestern desert, President Donald Trump and his aides are seeing a wall standing along the Mexico border where none exists. For months Trump has claimed that wall construction is underway and he’s brought the matter to the forefront again as the White House presses lawmakers to free … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump sees a border wall where none exists