Topic

:
ISIS

Quote/
Evidence
1.

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

Fact-checking Proof
1.

Video of trump saying it :
https://grabien.com/file.php?i
d=107286

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.

Fact-Checking
Verdict
1.

False

Article :
http://www.politifact.com/truth-ometer/article/2016/aug/15/donald-t
rumps-speech-about-fighting-radic
al-islami/

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

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

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Trump said he was for the war on
,” Trump On The Howard Stern
Show On Sept, 11, 2002 “

“Iran, the world’s
largest state sponsor
of terrorism, is now

False

Fact checking Audio : ​3:39
:​https://soundcloud.com/buzzfeeda
ndrew/trump-on-the-howard-sternshow-on-sept-11-2002

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B​ecause of international
sanctions over its nuclear
program, Iran had billions
of dollars in assets that

False

flush with $150

were frozen in foreign
banks around the globe.
With sanctions lifted, in
theory those funds would
be unlocked.

billion in cash
released by the
United States.”

Article :
https://www.washingtonpost.com/
news/fact-checker/wp/2016/08/16/
fact-checking-donald-trumps-majo
r-speech-on-the-islamic-state/
Article Of fact-checking :
https://www.washingtonpost.com/
news/fact-checker/wp/2016/05/11/
kerrys-claim-that-iran-has-only-rec
eived-3-billion-from-the-nuclear-d
eal/?tid=a_inl
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"And what happened is now

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ISIS is in 32 countries. And
now I listen how she is going

Mostly False

"ISIS, its affiliates, and
supporting groups have
operated in approximately
two dozen countries or
territories

to get rid of ISIS. She is
going to get rid of nobody."
Article :
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/pre
sidential-debate-fact-check-donald
-trump-hillary-clinton/story?id=42
906344

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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

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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

False

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

electric grid and other
infrastructure in that
region
Article :
http://bigstory.ap.org/article/09282
2d9bd1743f09cb8dac72f34382a/ap
-explains-why-trump-cant-shut-do
wn-internet
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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.

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

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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/donald

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False

-trump-vs-hillary-clinton-final-deb
ate-foreign-policy-fact-check-5119
04

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,
Persian Gulf and North Africa,
according to 2014 Department of
Homeland Security figures.

False

Article :
http://www.politifact.com/truth-ometer/statements/2016/aug/19/don
ald-trump/trump-says-us-admits-1
00000-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
nine-stage refugee
screening process
involving both UN and
U.S. officials, including
background checks for
both medical and security
purposes.

Article :
http://www.newsweek.com/donald
-trump-vs-hillary-clinton-final-deb
ate-foreign-policy-fact-check-5119
04

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

North Korea

China

1.

1.

2.

3.

“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/r
ealdonaldtrump/stat
us/32016109073243
3409​ “China has
‘total control, just
about, of North
Korea.’” https://www.youtub
e.com/watch?v=GJ
TSlKRwdbg
(1:17:26)
“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.”
“ We have rebuilt
China.” https://www.youtub
e.com/watch?v=ZE
HPrYUcoi0​ (5:46),
https://www.youtub
e.com/watch?v=NuI
ClGGj758​ (0:57)
“the wanton
manipulation of
China’s currency” is

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.

Mostly False

1.
2.
3.
4.

Mostly False
Half True
False
Pants on
Fire
Half True

http://www.politifact.com/truth-ometer/statements/2016/jan/21/dona
ld-trump/donald-trump-exaggerate
s-when-he-says-china-has-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

5.

“robbing Americans
of billions of dollars
of capital and
millions of jobs.”
https://www.youtube.com/wa
tch?v=Ru3Cpf_Wkco
(25:10)
4. The Trans-Pacific
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

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
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-impact-t
rade-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-says-chinas
-economic-growth-thanks-un/
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/
27/us/politics/donald-trump-transcr
ipt.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/the-m
yths-of-chinas-currency-manipulati
on-1452296887
https://www.washingtonpost.com/
news/worldviews/wp/2016/09/27/t
rump-says-china-is-the-best-ever-a
t-devaluing-its-currency-thats-no-l
onger-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-will-ta
ke-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-weighs-chi

nas-island-building-south-c/

Nuclear Deals

1. Under the Iran
nuclear deal, "we
give them $150
billion, we get
nothing." ​—

1.

Donald Trump on
Tuesday, March
15th, 2016 in a
speech at
Mar-a-Lago

https://www.youtube.co
m/watch?v=woPV3Mfc
1og​(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
money. Iran is
going to be
unbelievably
powerful and
unbelievably
rich."

http://www.mediaite.co
m/tv/donald-trump-sits-

2.

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-o-meter/statements/
2015/aug/16/donald-trum
p/donald-trump-iran-getskeep-150-billion-even-ifus/
Iran might be two to three
months away from getting
a nuclear bomb.” One of
the deal’s 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,

1.
2.

False
Mostly False

down-for-wide-ranginginterview-with-meet-the
-press/​ (18:48)

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-o-meter/article/201
5/sep/08/politifact-sheet-6
-things-know-about-irannuclear-/