Monday, August 3rd, 2015

Donald Trump's file

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Donald Trump has been a real estate developer, entrepreneur and host of the NBC reality show, "The Apprentice." He is running for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.

Trump's statements by ruling

Click on the ruling to see all of Trump's statements for that ruling.

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  • Mostly False4 (%)(4)
  • False16 (%)(16)
  • Pants on Fire7 (%)(7)

Recent statements involving Donald Trump

Recent stories featuring Donald Trump

Donald Trump over-counts U.S. 'illegals'

Donald Trump says he heard there could be 34 million U.S. "illegals."

 

PANTS ON FIRE, PolitiFact Florida found.

 

NEW: Pundit correctly says majority of Hispanic residents in the country were born in the U.S.

 

As of 2012, according to a federal agency, some 11.4 million residents lived in the country without legal authorization. Others put the number between 11 million and 12 million. MORE AHEAD:

Are illegal immigrants bringing ‘tremendous’ disease across the border, as Trump says? Unlikely

Donald Trump claimed that "tremendous infectious disease" is coming across the border. Experts said it’s a dubious claim.

Were Donald Trump, John Cornyn 'draft dodgers'?

In 2014, we found no substance to a claim John Cornyn dodged the draft.

 

Did Donald Trump dodge? PolitiFact just lofted a jump ball.

 

SEE THE TRUMP STORY HERE. SEE THE CHECK PER JOHN CORNYN HERE.

 

NEW: See our story showing tweets from the 2015 global fact-checking summit in London, HERE.

Was Trump a 'draft dodger'?

The Republican presidential candidate's disparaging remarks about Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., have renewed questions about Trump's Vietnam draft record.

Trump makes provocative entry into 2016 presidential race

Real estate tycoon and reality television star Donald Trump carried his legendary reputation for making provocative remarks into his opening foray into the 2016 presidential campaign.

Trump’s comments about illegal Mexican immigrants snagged the spotlight in the already crowded presidential contest and set off political fireworks. Three weeks later, Trump is still fending off criticism for saying Mexico is sending people with drug and criminal problems, even "some rapists," across the border into the United States.

Millions of Americans know Trump from the reality television show "The Apprentice" and its catchphrase "You’re Fired."

He’s also been in and out of the news for decades for his high-profile business ventures, his marital woes and romances, political jabs and trivia spats. Remember his persistence with the birther claim on President Barack Obama? The feud with Rosie O’Donnell?

Some of Trump’s statements have crossed our path. We’ve fact-checked 20 statements, none of which we rated True. We rated two (9 percent) Mostly True, three (14 percent) Half True, 10 (45 percent) False and five (23 percent) Pants on Fire.

Click the headline to read a sampling of our fact-checks, plus a brief bio.