Topic

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ISIS

Quote/
Evidence

Fact-checking Proof

1. “The rise
of ISIS is the direct
result of policy
decisions made by
President Obama
and Secretary of
State Clinton.”

FactChecking
Verdict

1. The terrorist
group is the direct result
of the U.S. invasion of
Iraq in 2003. (Trump, of
course, supported the
invasion of Iraq in 2003.)
At best, one could argue
that actions that Obama
failed to take (over
Clinton’s opposition)
helped contribute to the
growth of ISIS.

Video of trump saying it :

Article :

https://grabien.com/file.php?
id=107286

http://www.politifact.com/truth-ometer/article/2016/aug/15/donaldtrumps-speech-about-fightingradical-islami/

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Fals

e

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● “I was an
opponent of the Iraq
War from the
beginning — a
major difference
between me and my
opponent.”

Trump said he was for the war
on ,” Trump On The Howard Stern
Show On Sept, 11, 2002 “
________________
Fact checking Audio : 3:39
:https://soundcloud.com/buzzfeeda
ndrew/trump-on-the-howard-sternshow-on-sept-11-2002

False

Video of trump saying it:
https://www.youtube.com/wa
tch?v=bLLFuaTvwjk
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“Iran, the

world’s largest state
sponsor of terrorism,

● Because of
international sanctions
over its nuclear program,
Iran had billions of dollars
in assets that were frozen
in foreign banks around
the globe. With sanctions
lifted, in theory those
funds would be unlocked.

________________
False

is now flush with
$150 billion in cash
released by the

Article :
https://www.washingtonpost.com/n
ews/factchecker/wp/2016/08/16/factchecking-donald-trumps-majorspeech-on-the-islamic-state/

United States.”
Article Of fact-checking :
https://www.washingtonpost.com/n
ews/factchecker/wp/2016/05/11/kerrysclaim-that-iran-has-only-received3-billion-from-the-nuclear-deal/?
tid=a_inl
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● "ISIS, its
affiliates, and supporting
groups have operated in
approximately two dozen
countries or territories
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"And what happened is now
ISIS is in 32 countries. And
now I listen how she is going

Article :
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/pres
idential-debate-fact-check-donaldtrump-hillary-clinton/story?
id=42906344

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Mostly False

to get rid of ISIS. She is
going to get rid of nobody."
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● “We cannot
allow the internet to
be used as a
recruiting tool, and
for other purposes,
by our enemy,”
Trump said. “We
must shut down
their access to this
form of
communication, and

● Because the
internet is a global web of
networks that are all
owned by different
governments, companies
or individuals, no single
entity has the ability to
turn it off in parts of the
world that it doesn’t
control. The only recourse
is to destroy the electric
grid and other
infrastructure in that
region
Article :
http://bigstory.ap.org/article/09282
2d9bd1743f09cb8dac72f34382a/ap
-explains-why-trump-cant-shutdown-internet

________________
False

we must do so
immediately.”
Video trump saying it:
https://www.youtube.com/wa
tch?v=2Fcs6iW4-_Q

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● "If we had
controlled the oil,
we could have
prevented the rise of
ISIS in Iraq — both
by cutting off a
major source of
funding, and
through the presence
of U.S. forces
necessary to
safeguard the oil and
other vital
infrastructure."
Video of Trump saying this :
https://www.youtube.com/wa
tch?v=q7oT_wL1C84
(0:39 / 1:29)
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● “We don’t
gain anything” in
helping Iraq
recapture the
northern Iraqi city of
Mosul from the
Islamic State
militant group,
Trump said
Wednesday, citing
potential negative
consequences of
liberating the city.

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● it contradicts
both his own positions as
well as international law.
The United States has
been targeting ISIS’ oil
assets since the beginning
of the air campaign in
2014.Trump did not detail
how the United States
would have been able to
take and control the oil
fields of a sovereign
country, but it would have
required invading Iraq

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False
● Mosul is Iraq’s
second-largest city, ISIS’s
largest capture to date and
a hub for its extremist
activities. The city has
harbored ISIS leaders and
ISIS hostages, including
at least one British
national. Depriving the
group is this city will
significantly damage not
only its operational
capabilities but its revenue
streams.
http://www.newsweek.com/donaldtrump-vs-hillary-clinton-finaldebate-foreign-policy-fact-check511904

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False

Syrian Refugees

“We admit about 100,000
permanent immigrants from
the Middle East every year.”

The number of people seeking
lawful permanent resident status
(“a green card”) adds up to about
76,000 people if you include the
Arab countries in the Levant,

False

Persian Gulf and North Africa,
according to 2014 Department of
Homeland Security figures.
Article :
http://www.politifact.com/truth-ometer/statements/2016/aug/19/dona
ld-trump/trump-says-us-admits100000-permanent-immigrants-a/

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● Obama’s
refugee policy
involves allowing
in “thousands and
thousands of
people, they have
no idea where they
come from.”

● It is true that
Obama has welcomed
“thousands and
thousands” of refugees
into America (about
10,000 in 2016, or one for
every 31,890 U.S.
citizens). But the
suggestion that the origins
of the refugees are
unchecked is totally false.
America operates a ninestage refugee screening
process involving both
UN and U.S. officials,
including background
checks for both medical
and security purposes.
Article :
http://www.newsweek.com/donaldtrump-vs-hillary-clinton-finaldebate-foreign-policy-fact-check511904

---------------------------False

North Korea

China

1. “North
Korea can't survive,
or even eat, without
the help of China.
China could solve
this problem with
one phone call-they
love taunting us!” https://twitter.com/re
aldonaldtrump/statu
s/320161090732433
409 “China has
‘total control, just
about, of North
Korea.’” https://www.youtube
.com/watch?
v=GJTSlKRwdbg
(1:17:26)

1. “In other
words, we try sell —
it’s very hard for us
to do business in
China, it’s very easy
for China to do
business with us.
Plus with us there’s
a tremendous tax
that we pay when
we go into China,
where’s when China
sells to us there’s no
tax.”
2. “ We have
rebuilt China.” https://www.youtube
.com/watch?
v=ZEHPrYUcoi0
(5:46),
https://www.youtube
.com/watch?
v=NuIClGGj758
(0:57)
3. “the
wanton
manipulation of
China’s currency” is
“robbing Americans
of billions of dollars
of capital and

1. While China
does have impact over
North Korea’s trade,
North Korea still makes
decisions China disagrees
with. So, China does not
have TOTAL control over
North Korea.

1. Mos
tly False

http://www.politifact.com/truth-ometer/statements/2016/jan/21/dona
ld-trump/donald-trumpexaggerates-when-he-says-chinahas-to/

1. Value Added Tax
(VAT): “This tax is
collected at each stage in
the production or
distribution of a product
or service, but with a
refund mechanism for
VAT paid on purchased
units so the final burden
falls on the final buyer or
consumer.” “China, along
with about 160 other
countries including Euro
Zone members, has a
VAT. The United States
does not.” “So in terms of
a VAT, Trump has a point.
But it isn’t one that has to
do with a tax that uniquely
raises the price of
American goods and
services sold in China. By
and large, the VAT applies
to all sales, regardless of
where the product was
made. It raises the costs
for everybody.” “While
that allows Chinese
manufacturers to sell more
cheaply overseas, it
doesn’t make it more
expensive for any foreign
company to compete for
sales in China.” Tariffs:
“Tariffs are essentially a
tax on imports.” “China
has higher tariffs than the
United States.” “However,
Trump said Chinese goods
faced no tax in the United
States. That’s inaccurate.
For agricultural goods, the
tax is 2.5 percent. For
non-agricultural goods, it
is 2.9 percent.” “If Trump
was thinking of China’s

1. Mos
tly False
2. Half
True
3. Fals
e
4. Pant
s on Fire
5. Half
True

millions of jobs.”
https://www.youtube.com/wa
tch?v=Ru3Cpf_Wkco
(25:10)
4. The TransPacific Partnership
"was designed for
China to come in, as
they always do,
through the back
door and totally take
advantage of
everyone."
5. “[China]
will go in the South
China Sea and build
a military fortress
the likes of which
perhaps the world
has not seen.”
https://www.youtube.com/wa
tch?v=aj_AAP_7Wqo

value-added tax, he has
something of a point.
China has a basic VAT of
17 percent, while the
United States has none.
However, the VAT applies
to most goods sold in
China, regardless of
where they are made. And
the VAT affects domestic
producers the same as
foreign ones.” “If Trump
was thinking of import
tariffs, he has a different
problem. Yes, China’s
tariffs are higher than
those imposed by the
United States, but the
Chinese exporters do face
a tax when they sell in this
country. So in terms of
tariffs, Trump is wrong.”
http://www.politifact.com/truth-ometer/statements/2016/mar/30/don
ald-trump/trump-miscasts-impacttrade-chinese-taxes/
2. "In one tiny
sense, Trump is correct,"
said Scott Lincicome, a
scholar at the libertarian
Cato Institute who
specializes in international
trade politics. "Trade with
all countries, including the
United States, has been
part of a major market
reform that’s lifted
millions out of poverty in
China. Reforms to
property and taxation have
been much more
fundamental." “‘I would
not say that American
deficits rebuilt China, but
they probably allowed
China to rebuild itself at a
much lower domestic
political cost than
otherwise,’ said Michael
Pettis, an expert on the
Chinese economy at the
Carnegie Endowment for
International Peace and
professor at Peking
University.” “China’s
economic growth can
largely be attributed to its
in-house reforms and
inclusion in global trade.
The United States can
take some, but certainly
not all, of the credit for

the latter.”
http://www.politifact.com/truth-ometer/statements/2016/apr/04/dona
ld-trump/donald-trump-sayschinas-economic-growth-thanksun/
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/2
7/us/politics/donald-trumptranscript.html
3. Definition of currency
manipulation: “Currency
intervention, also known as foreign
exchange market intervention or
currency manipulation is a
monetary policy operation. It
occurs when a government or
central bank buys or sells foreign
currency in exchange for their own
domestic currency, generally with
the intention of influencing the
exchange rate.” “At one level, any
country that has a fixed exchange
rate–such as France, Germany,
Greece, and China–is, by
definition, a currency
manipulator.”
http://www.wsj.com/articles/themyths-of-chinas-currencymanipulation-1452296887
https://www.washingtonpost.com/n
ews/worldviews/wp/2016/09/27/tru
mp-says-china-is-the-best-ever-atdevaluing-its-currency-thats-nolonger-true/?tid=a_inl
4. “China isn’t actually a part of
the Trans-Pacific Partnership.” “To
give Trump the benefit of the
doubt, we asked some experts if
there is any way China could
benefit "through the back door"
from the TPP. The short answer:
no.” “The trade deal will most
likely negatively impact China.”
http://www.politifact.com/truth-ometer/statements/2015/nov/12/don

ald-trump/trump-says-china-willtake-advantage-trans-pacific/
5. “China made large land grabs in
the South China Sea and has
constructed several artificial
islands in the region. However, it's
a stretch for Trump to say these
outposts that could be used for
military purposes amount to a
fortress.”
http://www.politifact.com/truth-ometer/statements/2016/apr/04/dona
ld-trump/donald-trump-weighschinas-island-building-south-c/

Nuclear Deals

1. Under the
Iran nuclear deal,
"we give them
$150 billion, we
get nothing." —
Donald Trump on
Tuesday, March
15th, 2016 in a
speech at Mar-aLago

https://www.youtube.co
m/watch?
v=woPV3Mfc1og(1:37:
26)
2. "The
problem is by the
time I got in there,
they will have
already received
the $150 billion,"
Trump said. "Do
you know if the
deal gets rejected
they still get the
money? Which is
something I found
out a week ago. I
couldn't believe it.
If the deal gets
rejected, they still
get all of this

1. Iran will gain
gain economic benefits
from the deal due to the
many sanctions against
Iran that will be lifted.
Only if they comply to the
restrictions on their
nuclear programs. The
money will not get
transferred all at once
though. The 150 billion
belongs to Iran, it’s just
non-accessible to them
until the sanctions are
lifted. Iran has also lost a
lot of money, because they
haven’t been able to
participate in the foreign
market. The 150 billion
amount itself is just an
estimate, a high one at
that. Although no one
knows for sure the
amount, it is believed to
be 100 billion, and they
will only get around 56
billion of that after they
pay their financial
obligations. Although if
congress decides to not
lift the sanctions, they
could still access 40
billion of their money
http://www.politifact.com/
truth-ometer/statements/2015/au
g/16/donaldtrump/donald-trump-irangets-keep-150-billioneven-if-us/
2. Iran might be
two to three months away
from getting a nuclear
bomb.” One of the deal’s

1.

Fals

e
2. Mos
tly False

money. Iran is
going to be
unbelievably
powerful and
unbelievably
rich."

http://www.mediaite.co
m/tv/donald-trump-sitsdown-for-wide-ranginginterview-with-meetthe-press/ (18:48)

restrictions is them not
being allowed to not
pursue nuclear weapons,
and facing problems if
they go against that rule.
The deal also bans
plutonium reactors for 15
years, successfully
shutting down the
manufacture of plutonium
by 97%. Some of Iran’s
nuclear facilities are
subject to constant
monitoring. If Iran goes
against the agreement,
sanctions can go back up.
That would mean that Iran
doesn’t have to keep up
with it’s side of the
bargain either, which
would be unpopular with
our allies. Both Russia
and China said they would
follow through with
sanctions, regardless of
what the U.S. congress
does. Other countries who
will most likely go
through with sanctions
regardless of congress are
Germany, France, and
Britain.
http://www.politifact.com/
truth-ometer/article/2015/sep/08/
politifact-sheet-6-thingsknow-about-iran-nuclear-/