Factopolis

Donald Trump

Donald Trump

We currently have 345 false assertions made by Donald Trump, 2 of which have been retracted or clarified, in our database.

Offices Held

  1. President of the United States of America (2017-)

Statements

  1. So now that Matt Lauer is gone when will the Fake News practitioners at NBC be terminating the contract of Phil Griffin? And will they terminate low ratings Joe Scarborough based on the “unsolved mystery” that took place in Florida years ago? Investigate!

    Claims

    Joe Scarborough Is the Subject of an "Unsolved Mystery" Involving the Death of an Aide
    The aide’s death is not a mystery, and Joe Scarborough was not involved.

    Fact Checks

    • This case is not unsolved. It is not a mystery.
  2. You know, for years, they have not been able to get tax cuts – many, many years, since Reagan. And the problem was they talked about tax reform, not tax cuts. I said, don’t call it “reform,” call it “tax cuts and reform.” So every once in a while we’ll add the name “reform.” But it’s tax cuts.

    Claims

    The US Hasn't Had a Tax Cut Since Reagan
    There have been 9 tax cuts under 3 presidents since Reagan

    Fact Checks

    • Trump’s statement is ridiculously wrong – since 1997, nine major tax bills have passed with tens of billions of dollars in cuts.
  3. It is riddled with loopholes that let some special interests – including myself, in all fairness. This is going to cost me a fortune, this thing – believe me. Believe me, this is not good for me.

    Claims

    Trump Wouldn't Benefit From GOP Tax Plan
    Since he hasn’t released his taxes it’s difficult to analyze this, but his leaked 2005 returns show he would definitely benefit from abolishing the AMT, and his heirs would benefit from abolishing the estate tax.

    Donald Trump has made this claim at least 3 times, from 2017-09-27 thru 2017-11-09.

    Fact Checks

    • The information we do have — the partial 2005 return — shows his claim of losing a fortune on the tax bill is poppycock.
  4. Congratulations to all of the ”DEPLORABLES” and the millions of people who gave us a MASSIVE (304-227) Electoral College landslide victory!

    Claims

    Trump's 2016 Victory Was an Electoral College Landslide
    The margin was within the lowest 25% of all elections, and the lowest 33% since World War II.
    1. Kellyanne Conway Kellyanne Conway

    Donald Trump has made this claim at least 4 times, from 2016-11-27 thru 2017-11-08.

  5. I mean, you look at the city with the strongest gun laws in our nation, is Chicago, and Chicago is a disaster. It’s a total disaster. Just remember, if this man didn’t have a gun or rifle, you’d be talking about a much worse situation in the great state of Texas.

    Claims

    Chicago Has the Strictest Gun Control Laws in the US
    This hasn’t been true since the Supreme Court decided McDonald v. Chicago in 2010.
    1. Steve Scalise Steve Scalise
    2. Sarah Huckabee Sanders Sarah Huckabee Sanders

    Donald Trump has made this claim at least 3 times, from 2014-07-09 thru 2017-11-07.

    Fact Checks

    • Chicago used to have what some considered to be the toughest gun laws in the country. But not anymore.
    • The statement is years out of date. After a Supreme Court ruling, Chicago residents can own handguns and carry them unseen on the streets. A national gun control group puts seven states above Illinois in regulating gun ownership.
  6. The United States is one of the highest-taxed nations in the world.

    Claims

    The US Is One of the Highest Taxed Nations in the World
    It isn’t.
    1. Jim Renacci Jim Renacci
    2. Steve Mnuchin Steve Mnuchin

    Donald Trump has made this claim at least 11 times, from 2017-06-21 thru 2017-11-06.

  7. And I think it will happen because people know we’re one of the highest taxed nations in the world.

    Claims

    The US Is One of the Highest Taxed Nations in the World
    It isn’t.
    1. Jim Renacci Jim Renacci
    2. Steve Mnuchin Steve Mnuchin

    Donald Trump has made this claim at least 11 times, from 2017-06-21 thru 2017-11-06.

  8. We’re imposing a one-time low tax to bring back all of that corporate money. Now, we think it’s probably in the neighborhood of $4 trillion will be brought back into our economy, into our country. And that’ll produce tremendous growth, and jobs, and lots of other things.

    Claims

    US Companies Keep More Than $3 Trillion in Profits in Overseas Tax Havens
    Estimates vary, but only up to about $2.8 trillion (as of September 2017)

    Donald Trump has made this claim at least 15 times, from 2017-07-25 thru 2017-11-02.

  9. … and you see what we’re doing on immigration. I mean, we stop well over 70% of the border even before the wall goes up.

    Claims

    Border Apprehensions Down About 80% Under Trump
    The real number is 46% for July 2016 vs. July 2017

    Donald Trump has made this claim at least 9 times, from 2017-07-25 thru 2017-11-02.

  10. They’re liking us, and I’m liking them. They actually endorsed me; first time they’ve ever endorsed a candidate for President. I’m not even sure if they’re allowed to endorse, and they endorsed anyway.

    Claims

    The US Border Patrol Endorsed Trump
    They didn’t, their union did.

    Donald Trump has made this claim at least 2 times, from 2017-09-23 thru 2017-11-02.

  11. We need the wall for another reason: drugs. The drugs that are pouring in. The wall will make it a much tougher situation.

    Claims

    A Border Wall Would Significantly Curb Drug Smuggling
    The vast majority of drug smuggling operations would be unaffected.

    Donald Trump has made this claim at least 13 times, from 2016-08-27 thru 2017-11-02.

  12. We’re one of the highest-taxed countries in the world. And we’re going to get really down to be one of the lower taxed.

    Claims

    The US Is One of the Highest Taxed Nations in the World
    It isn’t.
    1. Jim Renacci Jim Renacci
    2. Steve Mnuchin Steve Mnuchin

    Donald Trump has made this claim at least 11 times, from 2017-06-21 thru 2017-11-06.

  13. You look at China, they’re at 15%.

    Claims

    China's Corporate Tax Rate Is 15%
    It has been 25% since 2008. Before then it was 33%.

    Donald Trump has made this claim at least 8 times, from 2017-09-13 thru 2017-11-02.

  14. And something we’re seeing now is, for the first time in a long time, wages are starting to rise for people.

    Claims

    Wages Haven't Gone Up for a Long Time
    They have been going up for years.
    1. Steve Scalise Steve Scalise
    2. Kevin Brady Kevin Brady
    3. Cory Gardner Cory Gardner
    4. Diana DeGette Diana DeGette
    5. Dave Brat Dave Brat

    Donald Trump has made this claim at least 4 times, from 2017-08-15 thru 2017-11-02.

  15. And that’s why we’re working to give the American people a giant tax cut for Christmas. We are giving them a big beautiful Christmas present in the form of a tremendous tax cut. It will be the biggest cut in the history of our country. It will also be tax reform, and it will create jobs.

    Claims

    Trump's Tax Plan Would Be the Largest Tax Cut in US History
    Estimates vary due to a lack of details and a changing plan, but in all it falls well short of the largest tax cut in history.
    1. Mike Pence Mike Pence
    2. Sarah Huckabee Sanders Sarah Huckabee Sanders
    3. Neal Dunn Neal Dunn

    Donald Trump has made this claim at least 30 times, from 2017-09-13 thru 2017-11-02.

  16. We’re one of the highest-taxed countries in the world, and we’re actually bringing it down not where we’re the lowest, but we’re among the low.

    Claims

    The US Is One of the Highest Taxed Nations in the World
    It isn’t.
    1. Jim Renacci Jim Renacci
    2. Steve Mnuchin Steve Mnuchin

    Donald Trump has made this claim at least 11 times, from 2017-06-21 thru 2017-11-06.

  17. It’s the biggest tax cut in the history of the United States. By Far.

    Claims

    Trump's Tax Plan Would Be the Largest Tax Cut in US History
    Estimates vary due to a lack of details and a changing plan, but in all it falls well short of the largest tax cut in history.
    1. Mike Pence Mike Pence
    2. Sarah Huckabee Sanders Sarah Huckabee Sanders
    3. Neal Dunn Neal Dunn

    Donald Trump has made this claim at least 30 times, from 2017-09-13 thru 2017-11-02.

  18. We’re bringing $4 trillion or more back into our country. You know, the money that’s offshore… I’ve been talking about $2.5 trillion now for years, but it’s not staying the same – it’s much increased, and we think it’s probably over $4 trillion.

    Claims

    US Companies Keep More Than $3 Trillion in Profits in Overseas Tax Havens
    Estimates vary, but only up to about $2.8 trillion (as of September 2017)

    Donald Trump has made this claim at least 15 times, from 2017-07-25 thru 2017-11-02.

  19. But really big is bringing it down from 35 down to to 20. You know, China is at 15%. Other countries are much lower.

    Claims

    China's Corporate Tax Rate Is 15%
    It has been 25% since 2008. Before then it was 33%.

    Donald Trump has made this claim at least 8 times, from 2017-09-13 thru 2017-11-02.

  20. I’d like to thank the Republican members of the House Ways and Means Committee who are here today to discuss the incredible plan to cut taxes. Now, it’s reform and it’s lots of other things, but we’re cutting taxes. It’ll be the biggest tax cut in our history.

    Claims

    Trump's Tax Plan Would Be the Largest Tax Cut in US History
    Estimates vary due to a lack of details and a changing plan, but in all it falls well short of the largest tax cut in history.
    1. Mike Pence Mike Pence
    2. Sarah Huckabee Sanders Sarah Huckabee Sanders
    3. Neal Dunn Neal Dunn

    Donald Trump has made this claim at least 30 times, from 2017-09-13 thru 2017-11-02.

  21. The terrorist came into our country through what is called the “Diversity Visa Lottery Program,” a Chuck Schumer beauty. I want merit based.

    Claims

    Chuck Scuhmer Is Responsible for the Diversity Visa Lottery
    Scuhmer sponsored the bipartisan immigration reform which created the program in 1990. However, in 2013 he worked to pass a bill which would have eliminated the program, but it was killed by Republican opposition.

    Fact Checks

    • Schumer, then in the House, now a senator, did back the lottery program. It had bipartisan support in an era when legal immigration was less contentious. He also proposed eliminating it three years ago, colleagues say.
    • The bill was signed by a Republican president, and the final version of the legislation received majority Republican support in both chambers of Congress, In fact, McConnell and several other Republicans still in office voted for the bill. Moreover, Trump’s tweet ignores that Schumer, just four years ago, worked to pass a bill that would have ended the lottery, but it died due to Republican opposition in the House.
    • The bill – which had 32 co-sponsors, including Schumer and seven Republicans – passed the House 231-192 with a majority of Democrats voting for it, and a majority of Republicans against it.

      So it can rightly be said that Schumer had a hand in creating the diversity visa program. But it’s also the case that Schumer was part of the bipartisan Gang of Eight that in 2013 proposed a sweeping immigration overhaul that would have repealed the diversity visa program (see Sec. 2303).

  22. It will be the largest tax cuts in the history of our country by far.

    Claims

    Trump's Tax Plan Would Be the Largest Tax Cut in US History
    Estimates vary due to a lack of details and a changing plan, but in all it falls well short of the largest tax cut in history.
    1. Mike Pence Mike Pence
    2. Sarah Huckabee Sanders Sarah Huckabee Sanders
    3. Neal Dunn Neal Dunn

    Donald Trump has made this claim at least 30 times, from 2017-09-13 thru 2017-11-02.

  23. Under our plan, we’ll go from being one of the highest-taxed in the world to one of the lowest. Meaning more jobs, more factories, more plants, more opportunities right here in America, where we want them.

    Claims

    The US Is One of the Highest Taxed Nations in the World
    It isn’t.
    1. Jim Renacci Jim Renacci
    2. Steve Mnuchin Steve Mnuchin

    Donald Trump has made this claim at least 11 times, from 2017-06-21 thru 2017-11-06.

  24. Finally, our plan will bring back trillions of dollars from offshore. Trillions. We have, in my estimation, $4 trillion that will come pouring back into our country, that will be put to work, and will be spent by our companies that could never get the money back, for many years.

    Claims

    US Companies Keep More Than $3 Trillion in Profits in Overseas Tax Havens
    Estimates vary, but only up to about $2.8 trillion (as of September 2017)

    Donald Trump has made this claim at least 15 times, from 2017-07-25 thru 2017-11-02.

  25. Again, we’re the highest-taxed nation – just about – in the world.

    Claims

    The US Is One of the Highest Taxed Nations in the World
    It isn’t.
    1. Jim Renacci Jim Renacci
    2. Steve Mnuchin Steve Mnuchin

    Donald Trump has made this claim at least 11 times, from 2017-06-21 thru 2017-11-06.

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