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Did Taxpayers Foot the Bill for the Trump Family’s Dinner at His Property While Furloughed Workers Went Unpaid?

On January 24 2019, a Facebook user shared the following shutdown related meme to Facebook: Beneath a photograph of Donald Trump, his children, and their spouses, text stated: So get this … Last Night, Taxpayers Paid Donald Trump To Feed Donald Trump At A Donald Trump Restaurant In A Donald Trump Hotel. The individual who […]

Did Donald Trump Say He Would ‘Gladly Take… Slings and Arrows’ of Criticism for His Supporters?

On January 21 2019, the Facebook page “We Love President Donald J. Trump” shared the following quotation meme: Beneath an image of Donald Trump, the text said: They knew they would throw every lie they could at me and my family and my loved ones. They knew they would stop at nothing to try to […]

Did First Lady Melania Trump Announce a Child Wellness Initiative on the Same Day President Trump Asked for CHIP Cuts?

In January 2019 amid an ongoing government shutdown, a May 2018 Occupy Democrats meme showed up once again on Facebook: Under a photograph of Melania Trump and President Trump, text stated: Today, Melania Trump announced her new agenda, focused on “children’s health and well-being.” Also today, Donald Trump asked Congress to cut $7 billion from […]

Did President Trump Say ‘Illegal Immigration’ Has Been a Problem in the U.S. for ‘Thousands of Years’?

On January 6, 2019,  the following status update appeared, paraphrasing purported comments made by United States President Donald Trump which described “illegal immigration” as an American problem for “thousands of years”: The text-based, citation-free commentary read: Trump said illegal immigration has been a problem in America for “thousands of years.” Is it possible to be any […]

United States President Donald Trump’s Immigration Speech

On the evening of January 8, 2019, United States President Donald Trump addressed the nation from the Oval Office on the topic of immigration and what he calls a humanitarian and national security crisis on the country’s southern border as a shutdown over wall funds continue. We have compiled a list of claims made by […]

Did President Donald Trump’s Secretary of State Call Same-Sex Marriage ‘Evil’?

On December 27, 2018, a brief video appeared to show Trump administration Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussing homosexuality and referring to the Rapture, which according to certain sects of evangelical Christianity is the end of the world in which all “true believers,” dead or alive, ascend to Heaven: One of the “battles” Pompeo is […]

Did Trump Adviser Katrina Pierson Appear to Scold the Late John McCain for His Silence on Dossier?

A December 20, 2018 tweet from political operative Katrina Pierson was widely examined and commented on when its syntax made it appear that Pierson was chiding Sen. John McCain — who died the previous August — for his silence: Since everyone is just now realizing his staffers role in the #RussiaHoax We have been asking questions! John […]

Does a ‘Newly Obtained’ Photograph Show Donald Trump, Jr. with Accused Spy Maria Butina?

On December 10 2018, shortly after accused Russian intelligence asset Mariia Butina reportedly entered a plea deal with prosecutors for working as an unregistered agent of a foreign power, the Facebook page “Occupy Democrats” shared the following photograph showing Butina with Donald Trump, Jr.: Text overlaying the image read: Whatever you do, DON’T share this embarrassing newly-obtained […]

Did United States President Donald Trump Threaten to Withhold Disaster Funding from California?

Sizable wildfires burning up and down California in late 2018 left dozens of people dead, destroyed an entire Northern California town, Paradise, and the heat and speed of least two enormously destructive fires — the Woolsey Fire in the south of the state and the Camp Fire in the north — overwhelmed safety measures and firefighters: […]