FACT CHECK: First Presidential Debate

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton go head-to-head Monday night in the first presidential debate. NPR’s politics team, with help from reporters and editors who cover national security, immigration, business, foreign policy and more, is live annotating the debate. Portions of the debate with added analysis are underlined in yellow, followed by context and fact check from NPR reporters and editors.


The facts behind the first presidential debate

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are facing off in the first presidential debate tonight, hitting familiar notes on the economy. Clinton repeated criticized Trump’s economic plan, calling it “trumped up, trickle down economics” while Trump criticized U.S. trade policies and represented Clinton as holding up the status quo.


Journalists Are Calling Out Trump’s Debate Lies

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has unleashed a torrent of falsehoods during his campaign, spanning a wide range of issues. His disregard for the facts is again on display during the first presidential debate at Hofstra University, and journalists and media outlets are calling him out on Twitter: Trump On Ford Leaving The U.S.


11 of Donald Trump’s biggest whoppers in the first presidential debate

A few times the GOP presidential candidate struggled with the truth.


When Moderators Won’t Fact Check the Debate, Twitter Users Will

Half an hour into the first presidential debate, it appeared that N.B.C. News anchor Lester Holt, who is moderating the debate, isn’t planning to call out false statements made by either candidate. In fact, he wasn’t saying much at all, letting Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton exchange verbal jabs for minutes-long stretches at a time.


FACT CHECK: US manufacturing output has risen by 50% since NAFTA was signed in 1994.

Donald Trump says American manufacturing is declining. It isn’t.

US manufacturing output has risen by 50 percent since NAFTA was signed in 1994.


Trump interrupted Clinton 25 times in the first 26 minutes of the debate

And he kept going from there.

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