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Trump’s false claim that violent crime hasn’t gone down ‘in a long while’

The violent crime rate and murder rate have been going down fairly steadily since 1991.

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Kamala Harris leaps to unwarranted conclusions in tax tweet

The Democratic senator and presidential candidate says a decline in the size of tax refunds shows the Trump tax plan is a middle-class tax hike. The data shows otherwise.

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President Trump’s fantastical human-trafficking claims

The president's rhetoric races far ahead of the facts produced by his own government and outside groups.

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President Trump’s Texas-size whoppers

Trump portrays the Lone Star State as a crime hub for undocumented immigrants. Yet his tweets are filled with misleading and inaccurate statistics.

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No, Amnesty International does not say 60 percent of migrant women in Mexico have been raped

A statistic often cited today turns out to be based on interviews from 25 years ago, and the original source of information says something far different.

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President Trump tweets nonsensical figures on illegal immigration

President Trump tweeted very precise but unverifiable numbers, including one figure apparently based on a misunderstanding of what he saw on television.

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Trump’s fantasy claim that Michael Cohen’s hush-money payments were no crime

These claims are so far-fetched and nonsensical, President Trump leaves us no choice but Four Pinocchios.

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President Trump made 8,158 false or misleading claims in his first two years

Midway through his term, the president has accumulated many, many Pinocchios.

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President Trump’s nonsensical claim that Mexico is paying for the wall

More than 200 times, Trump promised that Mexico would pay for the wall. Now he falsely says he's keeping his promise through the revised trade agreement with Mexico and Canada. That's bunk.

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A year of unprecedented deception: Trump averaged 15 false claims a day in 2018

Trump made nearly three times as many false or misleading claims in 2018 as in his first year as president.

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