Latest Fact-checks on Rachel Maddow Rachel Maddow stated on March 1, 2021 in a TV segment: "While he was president, President Trump never encouraged Americans to get vaccinated." Rachel Maddow stated on June 21, 2018 in in a monologue: "There isn't a system" for reuniting families separated under Trump’s zero tolerance border policy. Rachel Maddow stated on July 13, 2015 in a television show: Under Scott Walker, "the Wisconsin middle class is shrinking at a faster rate than any other state in the country." Rachel Maddow stated on August 4, 2015 in a segment on her MSNBC show: "Fox changed around their poll eligibility criteria on the day they announced who is in and out of their debate." Rachel Maddow stated on July 13, 2015 in a segment on her show: Despite what Donald Trump claims, "there weren’t 15,000 people who turned out in Phoenix" to see Trump speak. Rachel Maddow stated on November 17, 2014 in a broadcast of MSNBC's "The Rachel Maddow Show": On immigration, what reports say President Barack Obama "plans to do is roughly on the same scale" as what President George H.W. Bush did. Rachel Maddow stated on March 27, 2012 in her book "Drift": "Not even old Gen. Eisenhower … saluted military personnel" as president. Rachel Maddow stated on June 4, 2014 in a broadcast of the "Rachel Maddow Show": In February, John McCain "suggested" the Bergdahl-Taliban swap that he now calls "outrageous and dangerous." Rachel Maddow stated on June 3, 2014 in comments on "The Rachel Maddow Show": "The Pentagon made up" the since-debunked heroics of POW Jessica Lynch as she tried to avoid capture in Iraq. Rachel Maddow stated on April 21, 2014 in a segment on 'The Rachel Maddow Show': "Oklahoma’s Republican Gov. Mary Fallin signed a new law which makes you pay a special fee. It will essentially fine people for the crime of using solar power." Rachel Maddow stated on February 17, 2014 in a broadcast of MSNBC's "The Rachel Maddow Show": "When the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport needed to stop its earthquake spike a few years ago, they temporarily shut down the wells that were injecting fracking fluid into the ground ... (and) those earthquakes stopped." Rachel Maddow stated on January 2, 2014 in comments on her show: The Foundation for Government Accountability, which supported a Florida law requiring drug testing of welfare recipients, is a "Koch brothers affiliated group." Rachel Maddow stated on October 28, 2013 in comments on her TV show: "Rand Paul’s speech ... on 'Gattaca' was totally ripped off of Wikipedia." Rachel Maddow stated on June 28, 2013 in On “The Rachel Maddow Show,” broadcast on MSNBC: Says Ohio budget item later signed into law by Gov. John Kasich requires women seeking an abortion to undergo a "mandatory vaginal probe." Rachel Maddow stated on October 25, 2011 in a TV commentary.: Says "tanking" Rick Perry’s federal tax plan has "huge tax cuts for rich people and big tax hikes for everyone else." Rachel Maddow stated on October 19, 2011 in a segment on The Rachel Maddow Show: "A recent Department of Labor study guessed Wall Street fees cost a worker 28 percent of the value of your plan over the span of your career." Rachel Maddow stated on September 19, 2011 in on "The Rachel Maddow Show": "Poverty among Americans 65 and over is statistically unchanged" in recent years because of Social Security. Rachel Maddow stated on April 12, 2011 in an episode of The Rachel Maddow Show.: Says Texas routinely gets "a lot more federal spending" than it pays in taxes. Rachel Maddow stated on February 17, 2011 in a segment on her television talk show: "Despite what you may have heard about Wisconsin’s finances, Wisconsin is on track to have a budget surplus this year." Rachel Maddow stated on December 15, 2010 in an interview on CBS' Late Show with David Letterman: Fox News "said the New Black Panther Party decided the election for Barack Obama." Rachel Maddow stated on January 21, 2011 in HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher": "From 1980 to 1990, the top 1 percent saw their income go up by roughly 80 percent" while "the median wage in the country over (the same) 10 years went up 3 percent." Rachel Maddow stated on November 10, 2010 in comments on her MSNBC show.: "The Republican who was just elected governor of the great state of Florida paid his campaign staffers, not with money, but with American Express gift cards." Rachel Maddow stated on August 6, 2010 in the "Rachel Maddow Show": "We know that tax cuts are remarkably un-stimulative when you compare them with different kinds of government spending." Rachel Maddow stated on August 2, 2010 in "The Rachel Maddow Show": "The overall fact about illegal immigration is that it's not actually getting worse." Rachel Maddow stated on July 19, 2010 in comments on her MSNBC show.: Marco Rubio's "economic proposals will add $3.5 trillion to the federal deficit." Rachel Maddow stated on November 12, 2009 in her show on MSNBC: "The Stupak Amendment doesn't just say you can't use your federal insurance subsidy to pay for an abortion, it says, if you're getting a federal subsidy of any kind, you're not allowed to buy an insurance plan that covers abortion even with your own money." Rachel Maddow stated on October 22, 2009 in "The Rachel Maddow" show: "President Bush never did one interview with the New York Times during his entire presidency." Rachel Maddow stated on August 14, 2009 in the Rachel Maddow Show: Republicans Chuck Grassley, John Boehner and John Mica flip-flopped on providing end-of-life counseling for the elderly. Rachel Maddow stated on April 6, 2009 in an episode of her MSNBC show: Gov. Sarah Palin "got precisely zero support for her call for Alaska's Democratic Senator Mark Begich to resign because Ted Stevens' corruption conviction was overturned."