After the Fact

Donald Trump

Trump says in tweet that he was using 'sarcasm'

The day after we published our fact-check, Trump walked back his comment about Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton being "founder" and "cofounder" of ISIS. He tweeted, "Ratings challenged @CNN reports so seriously that I call President Obama (and Clinton) "the founder" of ISIS, & MVP. THEY DON'T GET SARCASM?" However, as we noted in our original fact-check, Trump ...

Donald Trump

Breitbart responds to fact-check

After we published this fact-check, we heard from a representative of Clinton Cash author Peter Schweizer, who did not respond to our questions prior to publication. He disputed our findings, and his comments were later included in a report on Breitbart, a pro-Trump website. The Breitbart report was titled, "Epic Humiliation: Politifact (sic) Makes 13 Errors in a Single ...

Donald Trump

Donald Trump tells ABC the Cruz camp 'didn’t deny' charge about Oswald photograph

The morning after our fact-check appeared -- which was also the morning after he effectively clinched the Republican nomination with a big win in the Indiana primary -- Donald Trump commented on the response to his accusation about Rafael Cruz and Lee Harvey Oswald.

In an interview with George Stephanopoulos of ABC’s Good Morning America, Trump said, "All ...

Dinesh D'Souza

D'Souza responds

Dinesh D'Souze responded to our fact-check via Twitter.

Hillary Clinton

Clinton, Sanders camps react

After we published this fact-check, the Clinton and Sanders campaigns both forwarded us some additional information about attack ads.

The additional information does not change our rating.

Clinton spokesman Josh Schwerin contended that the ads attacking Sanders were really blessings in disguise.

"The Sanders ads were pretty much universally viewed as actually trying to help him, not hurt him," Schwerin ...

Bernie Sanders

Meme claims to give 'full' Sanders quote, but actually omits key passage

After we published our fact-check, many readers wrote us to say that we had misquoted what Sanders said during the debate. A number of these readers circulated a meme purporting to show that Sanders was simply quoting a Black Lives Matter activist, rather than stating his own opinion.

However, even though the meme says it offers the "full quote," it ...