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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)

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

Aaron Sharockman
By Aaron Sharockman September 1, 2015

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.

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