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AP FACT CHECK: Trump's imaginary wages, trade falsehoods

Sep. 3, 2018 12:49 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a week of exaggeration and outright fiction for President Donald Trump as he sought to push through a trade pact with Mexico, hyped numbers on jobs and raged against Google and the Russia investigation. He wrongly describes the deal to replace the three-nation North American Free...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's week of fiction: trade, Google, polls

Sep. 1, 2018 9:51 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is playing loose with the facts in his exuberance to push through a trade agreement with Mexico. He insists the deal reached this past week between the United States and Mexico to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement is "one of the largest trade deals"...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's baseless claim of 'fudged' NBC tape

Aug. 30, 2018 3:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is making a baseless charge that NBC News somehow doctored an interview in which he cites the Russia investigation as a factor behind firing FBI director James Comey. In a tweet Thursday, Trump claims that NBC anchor Lester Holt was "caught fudging" the May 2017...

Trump warns he'll revoke clearance of Justice Dept official

Aug. 17, 2018 11:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday that he suspects he'll "very quickly" revoke the security clearance for a Justice Department official whose wife worked for the firm involved in producing a dossier on Trump's ties to Russia. Signaling that his efforts to target clearances over his...

Former US security leaders blast Trump for yanking clearance

Aug. 16, 2018 10:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former U.S. security officials issued scathing rebukes to President Donald Trump on Thursday, admonishing him for yanking a top former spy chief's security clearance in what they cast as an act of political vengeance. Trump said he'd had to do "something" about the "rigged" federal probe...

'No one did it better' - Reaction to Aretha Franklin's death

Aug. 16, 2018 7:40 PM EDT

Reaction to the death of soul icon Aretha Franklin, who died Thursday: "Through her compositions and unmatched musicianship, Aretha helped define the American experience. In her voice, we could feel our history, all of it and in every shade_our power and our pain, our darkness and our light, our quest for...

Omarosa's back, charges Trump showed signs of mental decline

Aug. 2, 2018 8:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former White House staffer is claiming in a new book that President Donald Trump has exhibited a "mental decline that could not be denied." An excerpt from Omarosa Manigault-Newman's new book was published Thursday by DailyMail.com. The former reality television star, who appeared on...