Monday, August 3rd, 2015
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry explains why he called Donald Trump a "cancer on conservatism" on "Fox News Sunday" on Aug. 2, 2015.

Fact-checking Donald Trump, Rick Perry ahead of the first GOP debate

Donald Trump leads the field of Republican presidential candidates coming into the Aug. 6 Fox News debate, prompting several of his competitors to fire up their attacks in Sunday show interviews. 

The Latest from PolitiFact


Trump has murky views on health care

Mostly True

Analysts accept it, but exit polls were a problem

Mostly True

Yes, thanks in part to a predecessor’s program he discontinued


A scare tactic aimed at senior citizens


No evidence that vast majority weren't from Wisconsin

Mostly True

An accepted estimate that needs new data

Mostly True

Accurately quotes study, but part of methodology questioned

Pants on Fire!

Researchers say only a third of that

Mostly False

Economic record is good, but not perfect

Mostly True

The stats that are available support that