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Trump Reprises Inaccurate COVID-19 Comparisons with Europe

September 16, 2020 /

In a series of recent appearances, President Donald Trump continued to wrongly insist that the U.S. compares favorably with Europe on both coronavirus cases and…

Trump Bucks Climate Science in Wildfire Briefing

September 15, 2020 /

In a briefing on the barrage of wildfires burning in the West, President Donald Trump baselessly claimed “it’ll start getting cooler,” adding that he didn’t…

Trump Exaggerates Progress, Credit on Future COVID-19 Vaccine

September 11, 2020 /

In a Labor Day press conference and at a rally in North Carolina the following day, President Donald Trump made several unsupported or inaccurate statements…

Q&A on Coronavirus Vaccines

September 4, 2020 /

In the more than eight months since the novel coronavirus emerged and then spread around the world, scientists across the globe have made rapid progress…

Trump, Hahn Mischaracterize Data on COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma

August 26, 2020 /

In a hyped press briefing the eve of the Republican National Convention, President Donald Trump falsely said that convalescent plasma had been “proven to reduce…

Trump Touts Misleading and Flawed Excess Mortality Statistic

August 24, 2020 /

On six separate occasions, President Donald Trump has claimed that Europe’s excess mortality during the COVID-19 pandemic is 33% to 40% higher than America’s. But…