Latest Half-True Fact-checks in Foreign Policy Donald Trump stated on October 23, 2023 in remarks at a rally in Derry, N.H.: “When I came into office, Iran had $70 billion in foreign exchange reserves. … By the time I left, they had nothing. They were broke.” Vivek Ramaswamy stated on October 18, 2023 in a press gaggle in New Hampshire: "Russia has hypersonic missile capabilities ahead of that of the U.S.” Gavin Newsom stated on September 27, 2023 in an interview with Sean Hannity: “We are more energy independent today” under President Joe Biden. Zach Nunn stated on May 9, 2022 in a campaign ad: “Zack Nunn saved over 2,000 Americans abandoned in Afghanistan by leading private rescue missions.” Facebook posts stated on March 14, 2022 in a Facebook post: “Wladimir Klitschko has auctioned off his 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games gold medal to raise money for the children of Ukraine.” Mike Gibbons stated on March 1, 2022 in an ad: Joe Biden's sanctions on Russia “are riddled with loopholes and don't even start for 30 days. They have carve outs for the energy and financial sectors.” Instagram posts stated on September 23, 2021 in an Instagram post: Says Joe Biden said: “If Haiti just quietly sunk into the Caribbean, or rose up 300 feet, it wouldn’t matter a whole lot in terms of our interests.” Joe Biden stated on August 20, 2021 in a press conference: There has been “no question of our credibility from our allies around the world” regarding how the U.S. is withdrawing from Afghanistan. Facebook posts stated on August 16, 2021 in social media posts: The U.S. is “now importing 800,000 barrels of oil from Russia,” but that could have been prevented if the Keystone XL pipeline hadn’t been cancelled. Occupy Democrats stated on August 15, 2021 in an Instagram post: Donald Trump in 2020 "said he trusted the Taliban and then set in motion an even earlier exit" from Afghanistan. Bernie Sanders stated on February 24, 2020 in a CNN town hall: Says Democratic members of Congress who represent Cuban Americans in Florida and have been critical of Sanders “just so happen to be supporting other candidates.” X posts stated on February 22, 2020 in a tweet: "Not once in his entire career in Washington, D.C., which started way back in 1991, has Democratic Socialist Bernie Sanders ever voted yes on sanctions against Russia." Viral image stated on May 2, 2019 in social media posts: When Joe Biden’s son Hunter was serving as "a director to Ukraine’s largest private gas producer," the elder Biden "threatened to withhold $1 BILLION in U.S. aid to Ukraine if they didn’t fire a prosecutor looking into" the gas company. Marianne Williamson stated on April 14, 2019 in a CNN town hall: Says Jimmy Carter was the last "U.S. president to say flat out those (Israeli) settlements are illegal." Mark Warner stated on January 13, 2019 in in an interview: Says the Trump administration has "a scheme to try to take (Oleg Deripaska’s) ownership level down from 70 percent to roughly 40, 45" so that the Russian company is no longer subject to sanctions. Donald Trump stated on November 21, 2018 in a tweet: Just before Thanksgiving, oil was $54 a barrel, down from $82. "Thank you to Saudi Arabia." Nicholas Burns stated on July 11, 2018 in comments on MSNBC's "Morning Joe": European allies "pay us $2.5 billion a year to keep our forces there. It would cost us more money to bring the troops home than to keep them in Europe." Juan Williams stated on June 3, 2018 in on a panel: North Korea's history of international negotiations shows "they'll take the concessions, they'll keep them in their pocket and then they won't deliver." Kevin McCarthy stated on June 3, 2018 in an interview on CNN's "State of the Union": "If you are talking about Canada .. our wine cannot sit on their supermarkets." Dennis Kucinich stated on April 19, 2018 in a radio interview: Says of disclosing his $20,000 speech about Syria, "there was no hiding. I released it." Donald Trump stated on April 18, 2018 in a press conference: "The United States has a massive trade deficit with Japan. It's anywhere from $69 billion to a $100 billion a year." Ron Johnson stated on January 12, 2018 in an interview: About 1.1 million people legally enter the U.S. each year as permanent residents -- "65 percent of that is some kind of chain migration; 22 percent is diversity lottery, ‘asyling,’ refugees; only about 14, 15 percent has anything to do with work." Rex Tillerson stated on October 15, 2017 in a CNN "State of the Union" interview: "The president early on called on NATO member countries to step up their contributions ... and as a result of that countries have stepped up contributions toward their own defense." Donald Trump stated on September 17, 2017 in a tweet: "Long gas lines forming in North Korea." Pat Robertson stated on July 12, 2017 in an interview with President Donald Trump: Russian natural gas company "Gazprom held Europe by the throat -- they were a monopoly, and now the U.S. is breaking into that monopoly with our exports of (liquefied natural gas)." Hagar Chemali stated on July 6, 2017 in an interview on MSNBC: "Cuba is far more sanctioned than North Korea." Richard Burr stated on June 8, 2017 in an interview: "This is not the first time (the Russians) have been involved in our elections." Karen Handel stated on June 6, 2017 in a debate: "Nearly $2 billion in cash was flown over to Iran, money that the Obama administration has admitted is being used for terrorists and to support further activities there." Donald Trump stated on April 17, 2017 in an interview with Fox News: With North Korea, "nobody has ever seen such a positive response on our behalf from China." Jon Ossoff stated on February 20, 2017 in a campaign appearance: "I've got five years of experience as a national security staffer in the U.S. Congress."