Viewing Month: September 2020

Trump Has Not Been ‘Clear’ in Support of Masks

September 26, 2020 /

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar says President Donald Trump has been “clear” in calling for the public to “wear face coverings when you…

Trump’s Repeated False Attacks on Mail-In Ballots

September 25, 2020 /

In the past 48 hours, President Donald Trump repeatedly has refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses, claiming that mail-in…

Viral Post Wrongly Ties Cost Drop to Trump’s ‘Prescription Bill’

September 25, 2020 /

Quick Take A Facebook user claims the cost of her insulin dropped 75% thanks to “Trumps Prescription Bill.” There has been no such legislation passed, and actions…

Social Security Didn’t Stop Mailing Checks ‘Because It’s Not Secure’

September 25, 2020 /

Quick Take A social media post claims that Social Security checks have not been sent by mail “since 2013 because it’s not secure.” The Social…

Trump Misleads on Reasons for Falling COVID-19 Fatality Rate

September 25, 2020 /

For nearly two months, President Donald Trump has touted an 85% decline in the nation’s COVID-19 case fatality rate since April — and has attributed…

Biden Was Looking a TV Screen, Not a Teleprompter

September 24, 2020 /

Quick Take A clip from a television interview with former Vice President Joe Biden is circulating online with the false claim that he is reading…

McDonald’s and the American Flag

September 24, 2020 /

Quick Take Social media posts — without evidence — have accused McDonald’s of taking down American flags in support of Black Lives Matter and antifa.…

Trump’s False Auto Industry Claims

September 24, 2020 /

Continuing a yearslong trend, President Donald Trump made false and misleading comments about new auto plants in Michigan, and the industry at large — boasting in…

Trump’s False Claim About Mail Ballot Signatures in Nevada

September 24, 2020 /

At a rally in Vandalia, Ohio, President Donald Trump falsely claimed that Nevada voters are not required to sign their mail ballots and, if they…

Contrary to Viral Claim, Trump OK’d Aid for California Fires

September 23, 2020 /

Quick Take Facebook posts claim that President Donald Trump has withheld aid from California to fight wildfires, while offering help to Russia. That’s a rehash…