Beyond the Truth-O-Meter

Trump wrongly says nation is short of coal

Asked Tuesday about the price of gasoline and how regulation may affect the price of electricity, Donald Trump stood up for American's fossil fuel industry — coal in particular. But the Republican nominee incorrectly blamed the coal industry's woes solely on new federal regulations, leaving out the effects of cheap natural gas. And he warned those regulations will lead to an imminent spike in the cost of electricity. That's not on the horizon, at least according to the Department of Energy. A look at some of his claims and how they compare with the facts:

Over-regulation didn't kill Detroit

Donald Trump delivered his most detailed economic policy speech to date at the Cobo Center, telling the Detroit Economic Club that he will create jobs and grow the economy by rewriting trade deals and cutting taxes and regulations. Here's a look at some of the facts, figures and other statements Trump made in his speech and what the Free Press learned about them.

Trump’s Baseless Claim on Iranian Execution

Donald Trump speculates that Shahram Amiri -- an Iranian nuclear scientist who defected to the U.S. and reportedly became a CIA spy -- was executed in Iran recently "because of Hillary Clinton's hacked emails." There is no evidence of that.

Trump’s Economic Speech

Donald Trump made several false and misleading statements in a speech at the Detroit Economic Club on Aug. 8.

Spinning Clinton’s Emails (Again)

Rep. Xavier Becerra claimed that FBI Director James Comey testified that Hillary Clinton “had no knowledge" of sending and receiving classified emails on her private server as secretary of state. That’s not what Comey said.

Trump’s remarkable suggestion that Clinton’s emails led to an Iranian defector’s death

The Trump campaign has been asking questions about whether the execution in Iran of a former defector to the United States was related to Hillary Clinton’s private email server. The insinuation is that somehow her emails led to the Iranian scientist’s death.

Checking claims about Hillary Clinton's frail health

Several right-wing web sites circulated a months-old photograph of Hillary Clinton slipping on some stairs as the 'latest evidence' that she is in poor health.

Fact-Checking Donald Trump’s Speech on the Economy

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Monday delivered an economic-policy address in Detroit full of facts and figures about the state of the U.S. economy. His speech, which boasted 82 footnotes, generally presented accurate numbers but in many cases omitted important context and downplayed recent improvement. Here’s a closer look at his prepared remarks.

Trump Shapes Facts to Fit Economic Agenda

Donald Trump changed some of his facts to fit his agenda Monday, pitching shades of truth and misconceptions in what was billed as a major economic policy speech.

Fact-checkng Donald Trump's economic speech

Here are the facts — and falsehoods — behind Republican nominee Donald Trump's economic address in Detroit this afternoon.

Fact checking Donald Trump’s speech to the Detroit Economic Club

In an effort to reset his troubled presidential campaign, Donald Trump gave a prepared speech to the Detroit Economic Club, an important venue for major economic addresses. Here’s a guide to 16 of the more fact-challenged assertions made by the GOP nominee.

Fact-Checking Donald Trump’s Economic Speech

In laying out his economic platform on Monday, Donald J. Trump made several assertions that glossed over the complexities of the domestic and international economy. Here are a few we checked out.

Donald Trump Unveils His Economic Plan In Major Detroit Speech

Donald Trump is coming off a week of disastrous headlines and cratering poll numbers. His major economic speech on Monday at the Detroit Economic Club, a vision described by his campaign as "Winning the Global Competition," was a chance to turn the page.

Fishy Documentation for Claim that Khizr Khan Received $375,000 from Clinton Foundation

Dubious images purport to show a bank statement proving that Khizr Khan was paid $375,000 by the Clinton Foundation after speaking at the Democratic National Convention.

Claim about childhood hunger in Ariz. inconclusive

Does research show that Arizona has the third-highest rate of childhood food insecurity?

Trump’s false claim that Clinton only recently pledged to renegotiate NAFTA

So, the obvious question is: Is this true? The simple answer is no.

Trump’s right: He didn’t kick a baby out of a campaign rally

Donald Trump is complaining that the media has spun a fable that he kicked a baby out of his rally in Ashburn, Va.

In context: Clinton did not say she ‘short-circuited’

Another case of creating a false narrative. Clinton did not say she herself “short-circuited.”

Pence Took Clinton's Quote Out of Context

Clinton did say that quote. But how Pence told the crowd about it is downright misleading.

Hillary Clinton's new email clarifications

Hillary Clinton says FBI Director James Comey has said she was truthful in her statements to investigators about her private server and use of private emails - and that those statements were consistent with what she has said publicly.