After the Fact

Donald Trump

Donald Trump tells ABC the Cruz camp 'didn’t deny' charge about Oswald photograph

The morning after our fact-check appeared -- which was also the morning after he effectively clinched the Republican nomination with a big win in the Indiana primary -- Donald Trump commented on the response to his accusation about Rafael Cruz and Lee Harvey Oswald.

In an interview with George Stephanopoulos of ABC’s Good Morning America, Trump said, "All ...

Dinesh D'Souza

D'Souza responds

Dinesh D'Souze responded to our fact-check via Twitter.

Hillary Clinton

Clinton, Sanders camps react

After we published this fact-check, the Clinton and Sanders campaigns both forwarded us some additional information about attack ads.

The additional information does not change our rating.

Clinton spokesman Josh Schwerin contended that the ads attacking Sanders were really blessings in disguise.

"The Sanders ads were pretty much universally viewed as actually trying to help him, not hurt him," Schwerin ...

Bernie Sanders

Meme claims to give 'full' Sanders quote, but actually omits key passage

After we published our fact-check, many readers wrote us to say that we had misquoted what Sanders said during the debate. A number of these readers circulated a meme purporting to show that Sanders was simply quoting a Black Lives Matter activist, rather than stating his own opinion.

However, even though the meme says it offers the "full quote," it ...

Donald Trump

Better Business Bureau says Trump U posting out of date

The Better Business Bureau says the Trump Entrepreneur Initiative has had No Rating since September 2015 (screenshot)

Right after last night’s Republican presidential debate, the campaign of Donald Trump posted a picture on Facebook showing an A rating for the Trump Entrepreneur Initiative from the Better Business Bureau.

Today, the Better Business Bureau issued a statement to clarify that the A rating was out of date.

"The BBB Business Review of Trump Entrepreneur ...

Donald Trump

Trump said in 2002 he supported Iraq invasion

A few days after we published this article, Buzzfeed’s Andrew Kaczynski uncovered a September 2002 interview in which Trump said he supported the Iraq invasion.

Shock jock Howard Stern asked Trump if he supported the looming invasion.

Trump responded, "Yeah, I guess so."

This goes directly against Trump’s claims that he was opposed to the Iraq War — "loud ...

Ted Cruz

Cruz campaign: 'How can what Cruz said be false when he quoted CNN’s tweet directly?'

After we published our fact-check, Cruz spokesman Brian Phillips emailed us a tweet from CNN that reads, "After the #IAcaucus, @RealBenCarson plans to take a break from campaigning"

"How can what Cruz said be ‘false’ when he quoted CNN's tweet directly?" Phillips wrote.

CNN sent the tweet Cruz was quoting at 7:08 p.m. central time, about 8 ...

Donald Trump

Trump campaign responds to TV ad showing Morocco, not Mexico: 'This was 1,000 percent on purpose'

After we published our fact-check, the Trump campaign released a statement to the media:

"The use of this footage was intentional and selected to demonstrate the severe impact of an open border and the very real threat Americans face if we do not immediately build a wall and stop illegal immigration. The biased mainstream media doesn't understand, but ...