Trump's comments at a rally, in context, show he might not have been referring to a protester's turban despite media reports.
Fact-checking the Jan. 24 Sunday shows
Baby, we don't "beliebe" it
Says Donald Trump's conversion to pro-life beliefs are akin to Justin Bieber's, who said in the past that abortion "was no big deal to him."
A rap battle straight out of the 15th century
"You've been tremendously deceived" by people who say the Earth is not flat.
47 percent would support a socialist, 58 percent an atheist
When a Gallup poll asked about presidential candidate characteristics, "When they get to the question on, 'Would you vote for a socialist,' it is even less popular than voting for atheists."
Donald Trump’s decision to skip the Fox News/Google debate in Des Moines "is near unprecedented."
A California 'just kidding'
"In 40 years of broadcast, I have never endorsed any candidate."
— PolitiFact Texas
Surveys say, this one goes down in flames
"Donald Trump is appealing as much to Democrats as he is to Republicans."
Polls agree that statistic holds
"The 90 percent statistic of supporting background checks, that's been debunked."
A component, but an awfully small one
Guantanamo has "never been a key component of ISIS or al-Qaida propaganda."
A fake quote from a satirical news site
Says U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho said "African Americans should only be given three-fifths of a vote."
— PolitiFact Florida
Only Trump's accountant knows for sure
"If Trump had just put his father’s money in a mutual fund ... he’d have $8 billion."
The White House explicitly addressed the threat
In the weekend after the terrorist attacks in Paris, the White House said "this couldn't happen in the United States. ISIS couldn't reach us here."
Carpooling down, SUVs and crossovers popular
Despite attention on global warming, "fewer Americans carpool today to work than carpooled in 1980" and "SUVs have never been a larger proportion of the vehicles being sold in this country."
— PolitiFact Wisconsin
Up and up
"15 years ago, cancer drugs cost an average of $10,000 a year. Now it’s $10,000 a month."
The figure is close for base Republicans, but not all Americans
"59 percent of Americans today believe that Barack Obama is still a Muslim."
67 percent of less than 1 percent of refugees
In 2013, the United States "accepted 67 percent of the world’s refugees."
Simple math, but slippery numbers
Taking all the money of the top 1 percent wouldn’t keep Medicare going for three years.
An exaggeration of what happened
Says a car driving former University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe "ran through the students, hit one of them" at the MU Homecoming Parade.
— PolitiFact Missouri
Sometimes the best-known story lines are wrong
"In a period of roughly 72 hours, a small group of angry black students managed to force the resignation of the two highest ranking officials at that school."
Says that Starbucks took "Christmas off of their brand new cups."
Most of the failed co-ops didn't last five years.
Obamacare insurance cooperative failures "should be expected" because they're like any business, and "when you start businesses in America, at the fifth year, half of the businesses have closed."
© 2016 • All Rights Reserved • Tampa Bay Times
490 First Avenue South • St. Petersburg, FL 33701 • 727-893-8111
About PolitiFact | Contact Us | Advertise