After the Fact

Sean Spicer

Spicer adds TV, online viewership to bolster claim, is still wrong

Two days after our fact-check and many others like it, White House press secretary Sean Spicer held a press briefing doubling down on his claim of President Trump’s inauguration drawing the "largest audience" ever.

Spicer acknowledged the numbers he gave for metro ridership were inaccurate, but he said he was given the figures from an outside agency.

Nonetheless, he stuck ...

 Bipartisan Report

Bipartisan Report responds to fact-check

After this fact-check published, we received an email from Bipartisan Report responding to our original request for comment.
"Thanks for bringing that to our attention and it was removed it from our page as we try to make every story as accurate as possible. Thanks."
The story was taken down from the website, but so far the 
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 ...