Donald Trump on the Truth-O-Meter, fact-checking the GOP frontrunner

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks in Derry, N.H., on Aug. 19, 2015. (AP/Mary Schwalm)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks in Derry, N.H., on Aug. 19, 2015. (AP/Mary Schwalm)

At PolitiFact, we’re checking all the presidential candidates. But people keep asking about new GOP frontrunner Donald Trump.  

So far, we’ve fact-checked Trump 28 times since his June presidential announcement at his Trump Tower office building in Manhattan.

How has the Republican frontrunner fared on the Truth-O-Meter?

The numbers largely tell the story:


True

0


Mostly True

0


Half True

5 (18%)


Mostly False

4 (14%)


False

15 (54%)


Pants on Fire

4 (14%)

 

Put another way, two in three claims we’ve checked from Trump resulted in a rating of False or Pants on Fire.

You can see all fact-checks involving Trump here, and you can read all our fact-checks involving the 2016 presidential race here.