Claim distorts complex set of fire causes
"There is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly forest fires in California except that forest management is so poor."
— Politifact California on Monday, November 12th, 2018
Read beyond the headline
Says the Trump administration "has banned the CDC even using the word ‘transgender.’ "
— Politifact Wisconsin on Friday, August 17th, 2018
Total budget straight from military's wish list
"Just last year we gave the military a $700 billion budget increase, which they didn’t even ask for."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, August 1st, 2018
Staff acknowledges she misspoke
"Two-thirds of the people who use Medicaid are poor children, but two-thirds of the money is for long-term care for seniors, whether in a facility or at home."
— Politifact National on Friday, May 11th, 2018
Much is reallocated
President Donald Trump’s budget "threatened to cut $2 trillion from Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid"
— Politifact New York on Friday, May 4th, 2018
Post was corrected after we inquired
"Most of our taxes are spent on the so-called ‘War on Terror.’"
— Politifact National on Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
Mangles the number
"USPS loses $1.46 each Amazon package it delivers."
— Politifact PunditFact on Friday, April 6th, 2018
"Republicans in Congress are plotting to take away Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security."
— Politifact National on Thursday, April 5th, 2018
Profits in the billions
"Only fools, or worse, are saying that our money losing Post Office makes money with Amazon. THEY LOSE A FORTUNE, and this will be changed."
— Politifact National on Monday, April 2nd, 2018
Ever hear of FDR's CCC?
A Trump administration proposal for the Interior Department "is the largest investment in our public lands infrastructure in our nation's history."
— Politifact National on Monday, March 19th, 2018
More like 20 percent
"The president is cutting the CDC budget by 80%.
— Politifact North Carolina on Friday, February 16th, 2018
The wheels fell off this claim
"If Donald Trump would stay home from Mar-a-Lago one weekend, it would pay the entire meals on wheels budget for the state of Missouri for almost two years."
— Politifact Missouri on Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
CBO didn't exist in 1964
"I remember years ago looking at a CBO report that in 1964 predicted that Medicare would cost $9 billion 10 years later. And I think it was already over $100 billion at that point."
— Politifact Georgia on Monday, March 20th, 2017
A stat plucked from thin air
"We give (foreign aid) to developing countries, and 70 percent of it's stolen off the top."
— Politifact Global News Service on Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
He acknowledges misinterpretation
"House GOP rules package bars CBO from counting spikes in deficit spending spurred by an ACA repeal."
— Politifact National on Thursday, January 12th, 2017
It rose, but by a lot less
"Food stamps have gone up two-and-a-half times under Barack Obama."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, September 7th, 2016
60 Minutes interview out of context
Says Donald Trump promised "to take care of everybody (through government-run healthcare and) the government's going to pay for it."
— Politifact National on Monday, March 21st, 2016
Asked, and answered
The debt "comes up all the time in town meetings ... but it's never asked in the debates. It's really weird. It hasn't been brought up."
— Politifact National on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016
Democrats pushing bills to allow it
"A lot of student loans are already refinanced by the federal government."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Wednesday, January 27th, 2016
Spending cuts would have to be huuuuuuge
Says his plan would cut taxes without increasing the deficit.
— Politifact National on Thursday, November 5th, 2015