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Trump campaign snips and cuts Democrats’ remarks in misleading ad on violence

President Trump tweeted an ad that is among the worst of this election cycle, earning Four Pinocchios.

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Bottomless Pinocchio: Trump’s claim that he will ‘always’ protect those with preexisting conditions

President Trump has repeated this falsehood nearly 100 times. Every action he has taken on this issue undermines those protections.

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Michael Flynn, Barack Obama and Trump’s claims of ‘treason’

Here's a guide to unsubstantiated claims by Trump allies that a Jan. 5, 2017 Oval Office meeting led to the prosecution of former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

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Trump keeps saying Obama left him ‘no ventilators.’ The number is 16,660.

Over and over, Trump knocks the Obama administration for leaving an 'empty' cupboard of ventilators. That's false.

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Fact-checking the GOP’s ‘satirical’ vote-by-mail video

Echoing Trump, the RNC tweeted a video filled with false and misleading vote-by-mail claims.

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Who caused the violence at protests? It wasn’t antifa.

The president and administration officials have consistently labeled antifa as perpetrators of violence at the protests since George Floyd's killing, but little evidence supports this claim.

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Video evidence of anti-black discrimination in China over coronavirus fears

The Fact Checker video team investigates allegations of discrimination in Guangzhou and finds black residents faced evictions, discrimination, and the restriction of their movements on the basis of the color of their skin over coronavirus fears.

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Trump’s false claim that Obama ‘never even tried to fix’ police brutality

The president may disagree with his predecessor’s tactics, but he cannot say he did not even try.

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Trump’s zombie claim that he has invested $2 trillion in the military

The president falls short in his persistent efforts to claim a “colossal rebuilding” of the military.

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Democratic ad misleadingly attacks Susan Collins on the Paycheck Protection Program

This is a good example of how a narrative can be crafted out of discrete "facts" to leave a false impression.

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