Nicole Lewis

Washington, D.C.

Reporter for The Fact Checker
Nicole Lewis reported for The Fact Checker. She left The Washington Post in December 2017.
Latest from Nicole Lewis

Fact-checking the Trump administration’s claims on ‘saving’ coal country

The Trump administration has made a lot of claims about gains in the coal industry, but virtually none of them are true.

January 16, 2018

Trump’s repeated claim: ‘We don’t have a surplus with anybody’

The president keeps saying the United States doesn't have a trade surplus with any country. That's a Four-Pinocchio claim.

January 8, 2018

President Trump has made 1,950 false or misleading claims over 347 days

An update on The Fact Checker's year-long project analyzing, categorizing and tracking every false or misleading claim by President Trump.

January 2, 2018

Comparing the ‘Trump economy’ to the ‘Obama economy’

Sarah Sanders bragged on Twitter about the "booming Trump economy" but most of the upward economic trends began in the Obama-era.

December 14, 2017

Trump’s claim that West Virginia is ‘sending clean coal’ to ‘China’

Trump claims West Virginia is sending “clean coal” to China, but in 2015 and 2016 essentially no coal left the state en route to China.

December 11, 2017

Does the Senate tax bill really offer a tax break for private jets, as key Democrats claim?

Several Democratic leaders claim the bill offers a tax write off for private jets, but they're blowing the provision way out of proportion.

December 6, 2017

Trump’s claim that ‘they just kept cutting, cutting, cutting the military’ until it was ‘depleted’

Trump claims the military budget has been slashed in recent years, but he's forgetting that the U.S. ended two wars overseas.

December 5, 2017

Pence’s claim that ‘more Americans are working today than ever before in American history’

This economic boast is so mindlessly dumb we can't believe we have to fact check it.

November 28, 2017

GOP lawmaker uses fuzzy math to make case for small-business tax cuts

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) claims a tax cut on small businesses can help reduce the federal deficit, citing suspect data on revenue

November 27, 2017

Ivanka Trump touts GOP tax cuts with data borrowed from the Obama administration

Trump claims the U.S. doesn't invest enough in young children, and her figures come from an unlikely source for a Trump official.

November 20, 2017