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Trump’s first month of lies – video

Chris Whitworth with narration by Tom McCarthy, Source: Guardian/Reuters/Getty Images/CNN/Fox News In his first month as president, Donald Trump made numerous false statements on subjects that ranged from the extremely petty – such as crowd sizes – to those of national and international significance. The Guardian examines his most egregious falsehoods and considers what to […]

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Americans more likely to be killed by cows than immigrant terrorists

Americans are vastly more likely to find employment with a Muslim refugee than to be killed by one. They are in fact much likelier to be killed by cows, fireworks and malfunctioning elevators than an immigrant terrorist. Cows kill 20 Americans every year on average. (Source) Yes, cows are twenty times more lethal than sharks, […]

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Trump inauguration crowd: Fake News

White House press secretary Sean Spicer’s angry declaration that the media faked low attendance does not stack up against photos, videos and public transport figures. Sean Spicer’s angry insistence that Donald Trump drew “the largest audience ever to witness an inauguration, period, both in person and around the globe” is just the beginning of fake […]

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Fact-checking the inaugural speech: the economy, crime, and hiring American

In his first presidential speech, Donald Trump painted a bleak picture on issues ranging from education to the military. Alan Yuhas sorts fact from fiction. “For too long a small group in our nation’s capital has reaped the rewards of government … Washington flourished but the people did not share in its wealth.” This is […]

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Donald Trump: The unauthorized database of false things

The Star’s Washington Bureau Chief, Daniel Dale, has been following Donald Trump’s campaign for months. He has fact checked thousands of statements and found hundreds of falsehoods. Below are a few of the hundreds of lies by Donald Trump checked by Daniel Dale. Click the link at end of this article for the complete list […]

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The lies Trump told this week: from murder rates to climate change

Military and law enforcement personnel “I’m proud of the fact that I’ve always treated the working people of this country with dignity and respect, especially our military and law enforcement personnel.” – 11 October, interview with Fox News Trump has not always treated members of the military and law enforcement with respect. Last year he […]

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The lies Trump told this week: taxes, bankruptcy and the great ‘depression’

Taxes “I mean, honestly, I have brilliantly – I have brilliantly used those laws.” – 3 October, Pueblo, Colorado Donald J Trump did not prepare his 1995 returns, portions of which showed a $916m loss that could have let the businessman avoid 18 years of taxes. Jack Mitnick was Trump’s accountant at the time. This […]