Latest Fact-checks on Barack Obama Barack Obama stated on June 1, 2021 in an interview with Ezra Klein: “The filibuster, if it does not get reformed, still means that maybe 30% of the population potentially controls the majority of Senate seats.” Barack Obama stated on April 14, 2020 in an endorsement announcement: Joe Biden "already has what is the most progressive platform of any major party nominee in history." Barack Obama stated on April 14, 2020 in his online video endorsement of Joe Biden for president: Republicans “have shown themselves willing to cut millions off their health insurance and eliminate preexisting condition protections for millions more, even in the middle of this public health crisis." Barack Obama stated on May 30, 2019 in an on stage interview in Brazil: "Anybody can buy any weapon, any time without much, if any, regulation. They buy it over the internet. They can buy machine guns." Barack Obama stated on November 1, 2017 in a video: "Eight in 10 people this year can find plans for $75 a month or less." Barack Obama stated on June 22, 2017 in a Facebook post: The Senate bill "hands enormous tax cuts to the rich and to the drug and insurance industries, paid for by cutting health care for everybody else." Barack Obama stated on March 23, 2017 in a statement on the 7th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act: "The vast majority of marketplace enrollees have experienced no average premium hike at all." Barack Obama stated on November 2, 2016 in a rally in North Carolina: The list of voters that North Carolina Republicans "tried to purge was two-thirds black and Democratic." Barack Obama stated on September 28, 2016 in a CNN town hall: "If you look worldwide, the number of terrorist incidents have not substantially increased." Barack Obama stated on September 20, 2016 in a speech to the Leader's Summit on Refugees: "Refugees are subject to more rigorous screening than the average tourist in the U.S." Barack Obama stated on September 28, 2016 in a CNN town hall: "Since I came into office … we have increased the VA budget by 85 percent." Barack Obama stated on September 13, 2016 in a speech in Philadelphia: Says Donald Trump's foundation "took money other people gave to his charity and then bought a six-foot-tall painting of himself." Barack Obama stated on August 2, 2016 in at the White House: Because of the Trans-Pacific Partnership "we’ve got a country like Malaysia taking really serious efforts to crack down on human trafficking." Barack Obama stated on August 2, 2016 in a press conference at the White House: Thanks to the Trans-Pacific Partnership, "Vietnam is drafting and presenting unprecedented labor reforms, changing their Constitution to recognize worker organizations in Vietnam for the first time." Barack Obama stated on August 2, 2016 in a White House press conference: The Trans-Pacific Partnership "knocks out 18,000 tariffs that other countries place on American products and goods." Barack Obama stated on July 27, 2016 in a speech at the Democratic national convention: "Almost every country on Earth sees America as stronger and more respected today than they did eight years ago when I took office." Barack Obama stated on July 27, 2016 in a speech at the Democratic National Convention: "Illegal immigration and the crime rate are as low as they’ve been in decades." Barack Obama stated on July 12, 2016 in a speech at a memorial service in Dallas: "We flood communities with so many guns that it is easier for a teenager to buy a Glock than get his hands on a computer or even a book." Barack Obama stated on June 29, 2016 in remarks in Ottawa, Canada: "The steel industry is producing as much steel in the United States as it ever was. It’s just (that) it needs one-tenth of the workers that it used to." Barack Obama stated on June 29, 2016 in a press conference at the North American Leaders Summit: "During my administration, for example, we boosted U.S. exports to Canada and Mexico by about 50 percent. That supports about 2.8 million American jobs." Barack Obama stated on June 20, 2016 in a statement: "As governor, in the face of partisan attacks, (Charlie Crist) had the courage to save jobs and lead his state into economic recovery." Barack Obama stated on March 11, 2016 in keynoting South by Southwest Interactive: "We’re the only advanced democracy in the world that makes it harder for people to vote." Barack Obama stated on June 1, 2016 in in a town hall: "We've seen more manufacturing jobs created since I've been president than anytime since the 1990s. That's a fact." Barack Obama stated on May 13, 2016 in a press conference: "The Nordic countries are some of the few countries" that meet development aid goals. Barack Obama stated on March 12, 2016 in remarks in Dallas at a Democratic National Committee reception: "Right now, here in Texas, wind power is already cheaper than dirty fossil fuels." Barack Obama stated on March 23, 2016 in a Medium post: The "rate of uninsured Americans (is) 8.8 percent." Barack Obama stated on March 11, 2016 in a Democratic National Committee reception: Illegal "immigration is lower than it’s been in 40 years." Barack Obama stated on February 16, 2016 in a press conference: "There is not a single candidate in the Republican primary that thinks we should do anything about climate change." Barack Obama stated on January 12, 2016 in the State of the Union address: "The United States of America, right now, has the strongest, most durable economy in the world." Barack Obama stated on January 12, 2016 in his 2016 State of the Union address: "We spend more on our military than the next eight nations combined."