Latest Mostly False Fact-checks on Barack Obama 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 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 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 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 July 21, 2015 in an interview with Jon Stewart of "The Daily Show": "The economy, by every metric, is better than when I came into office." Barack Obama stated on June 18, 2015 in remarks at the White House: "This type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries. It doesn’t happen in other places with this kind of frequency." Barack Obama stated on January 22, 2015 in an interview with YouTube celebrity Bethany Mota: "The reason we even have colleges is that at some point there were politicians who said, ‘You know what? We should start colleges.’ " Barack Obama stated on January 7, 2015 in a speech in Detroit: "The auto companies have now repaid taxpayers every dime and more of what my administration invested in." Barack Obama stated on November 14, 2014 in a press conference in Burma: Keystone XL allows "Canada to pump their oil, send it through our land, down to the Gulf, where it will be sold everywhere else." Barack Obama stated on November 16, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia, for the G20 summit: Says Jonathan Gruber was "some adviser who never worked on our staff." Barack Obama stated on August 2, 2014 in a Saturday broadcast address: Congress is on "vacation." Barack Obama stated on April 26, 2014 in a weekly address: "The average minimum wage worker is 35 years old." Barack Obama stated on September 27, 2013 in remarks at the White House: "The United States Senate — Democrats and Republicans — (voted) to keep our government open." Barack Obama stated on May 13, 2013 in a press availability: "Over the last several months, there was a review board headed by two distinguished Americans, Mike Mullen and Tom Pickering, who investigated every element of" the Benghazi incident. Barack Obama stated on February 19, 2013 in a speech in Washington, D.C. : If the sequester hits, federal prosecutors will have to "let criminals go." Barack Obama stated on October 22, 2012 in a presidential debate: "The sequester is not something that I've proposed. It is something that Congress has proposed." Barack Obama stated on October 22, 2012 in the final debate: Says Mitt Romney was clear that he "would not provide government assistance to the U.S. auto companies, even if they went through bankruptcy." Barack Obama stated on October 9, 2012 in a campaign ad: As governor, "Mitt Romney raised nursing home fees eight times." Barack Obama stated on October 7, 2012 in an email to supporters: Says economists Harvey Rosen and Martin Feldstein have said that "paying for (Mitt) Romney’s tax cuts would require large tax increases on families making between $100,000 and $200,000." Barack Obama stated on October 1, 2012 in a campaign ad: Says Romney invested in a firm that made goods in China that "could have been made here in America." Barack Obama stated on October 3, 2012 in a presidential debate: Says 50 million people would lose their health insurance if Obamacare is repealed. Barack Obama stated on September 18, 2012 in a campaign ad: Says Romney tax plan "could take away middle-class deductions for child care, mortgages and college tuition." Barack Obama stated on September 8, 2012 in a speech in Seminole, Fla.: "We've doubled our use of renewable energy." Barack Obama stated on August 20, 2012 in a radio ad: "In Florida, they're already talking about how the Ryan-Romney plan will end Medicare and replace it with a voucher." Barack Obama stated on June 26, 2012 in a fundraising email: Says he could be "the first president in modern history to be outspent." Barack Obama stated on July 17, 2012 in a campaign ad: Says Mitt Romney’s carried interest income was a tax "trick." Barack Obama stated on June 21, 2012 in a campaign ad: "Women (are) paid 77 cents on the dollar for doing the same work as men." Barack Obama stated on May 3, 2012 in a graphical tool on the campaign website: Says under Mitt Romney, "Medicare could end as we know it, leaving Julia with nothing but a voucher to buy insurance, which means $6,350 extra per year for a similar plan." Barack Obama stated on March 16, 2012 in the campaign film "The Road We've Traveled": Because of the new health care law, "17 million kids can no longer be denied for a pre-existing condition." Barack Obama stated on December 6, 2011 in a speech in Osawatomie, Kan.: "Some billionaires have a tax rate as low as 1 percent."