Friday, December 19th, 2014

Achtung, baby! Bono mixes up foreign aid stats

U2 frontman Bono said the amount of aid provided by the United States hasn't stacked up to Europe, as a percentage.
U2 frontman Bono said the amount of aid provided by the United States hasn't stacked up to Europe, as a percentage.

In a recent interview with the Associated Press, the reporter asked U2's frontman/political activist Bono what he thought about President Barack Obama with regard to funding the fight against AIDS in Africa.

Talking politics put Bono in our wheelhouse, and so we decided to check him on the Truth-O-Meter. Things quickly got tricky when Bono interchanged two different funding issues in his comment: global HIV/AIDS relief and foreign aid . Read our complete item to find out why we rated his remarks Half True.