We counted at the very least 16 false or deceptive claims within the prolonged footage Trump posted, 10 of them pandemic-related. Under is the complete listing. We have famous the situations through which the Trump quote we’re checking is from the prolonged footage the President posted moderately than the footage televised by CBS.
Trump claimed that coronavirus circumstances are rising merely “as a result of we’re doing a lot testing.”
“If we did not do testing, circumstances could be means down,” he added within the prolonged footage.
Trump’s feedback about Fauci
Stahl mentioned, “You referred to as Dr. Fauci and different well being officers idiots.” Trump responded, “The place did I name him an fool?”
Trump might maybe make an argument that he was distinguishing Dr. Anthony Fauci from the unnamed “these idiots” he was referring to, however that is a stretch. (And Trump went on to inform Stahl that Fauci has “been mistaken lots,” which is how he was defining “idiots” within the telephone name.)
Trump rallies and masks
Trump appropriately famous that masks are handed out on the rallies. However he additionally mentioned within the prolonged footage, “Nicely, have you ever been trying? Yesterday, check out, uh, have a look yesterday in Arizona. All people behind me had a masks.” When she talked about his Wisconsin rally, Trump mentioned, “Lots of people had masks and it was exterior.”
Reporters who cowl Trump rallies additionally famous that there’s usually extra mask-wearing among the many individuals standing behind him, who can be on digicam as he speaks, than there’s in the remainder of the group.
Trump and a “lock her up” chant
Trump repeatedly denied that he had endorsed the thought of locking up Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. He mentioned within the prolonged footage, “When did I say lock her up? When did I say lock up the governor? I by no means mentioned lock up the governor.” After some back-and-forth with Stahl, which aired within the televised model, he mentioned, “Lesley, that is such a vicious factor you simply mentioned. I did not say lock up the governor of Michigan. I might by no means say that. Why would I say that?”
So whereas he didn’t explicitly say the phrases “lock up the governor of Michigan,” he at the very least strongly recommended that he was endorsing the thought.
Whitmer and a lockdown
Trump claimed of Whitmer, “They don’t seem to be liking her a lot trigger she’s acquired all people locked down.”
Coronavirus restrictions in Pennsylvania and North Carolina
Within the prolonged footage, Trump additionally accused the Democratic governors of Pennsylvania and North Carolina of imposing a lockdown on their residents.
Details First: Neither state is locked down.
And college districts are permitted to determine for themselves whether or not to have in-school or distant instruction.
“The Governor has applied a dimmer change method to easing restrictions responsibly that enables individuals to get again to work and transfer our economic system ahead whereas conserving individuals protected,” press secretary Dory MacMillan mentioned in an electronic mail.
Trump boasted about what he described as report job creation of 11.4 million jobs within the final 5 months.
A dying estimate
Defending his dealing with of the pandemic, Trump, within the prolonged footage, repeated his false declare that “2.2 million individuals had been purported to die.”
Details First: Trump wrongly described this 2.2 million statistic.
In different phrases, this determine was an excessive, worst-case situation if the authorities did completely nothing to deal with the virus, not an expectation.
Trump’s journey restrictions
Within the prolonged footage, Trump once more mentioned of his journey restrictions on China and Europe: “I closed it very early from China, closely contaminated, and even from Europe, closely contaminated.”
Biden and well being care
Trump claimed within the prolonged footage that, below a Biden administration, “180 million individuals will lose their well being care” from personal insurers.
The person mandate
Trump boasted within the prolonged footage about how he “terminated” Obamacare’s particular person mandate, saying that this “truly makes Obamacare not Obamacare.” He continued, “So Obamacare basically was terminated, as we all know it. Now we now have the carcass of Obamacare.”
Details First: That is false. The person mandate, which required Individuals to acquire medical health insurance, was certainly a key a part of Obamacare — however key elements of the regulation stay in impact. For instance, Trump has not eradicated Obamacare’s protections for individuals with pre-existing circumstances, its growth of the Medicaid insurance coverage program for low-income individuals, the federal and state marketplaces that permit individuals to buy protection, or the buyer subsidies that assist lots of them make the purchases.
Trump’s well being care plan
Details First: That is false. As Trump acknowledged at different moments of the interview, he has not but launched a plan.
Biden and the suburbs
Trump claimed within the prolonged footage, “I am saving suburbia. He is gonna destroy suburbia. He is acquired a regulation, which I terminated, that he would put again, and even worse, that may destroy — that may carry low-income housing tasks into suburbia.”
Details First: Trump was exaggerating once more. The Obama-era regulation Trump was referring to wouldn’t destroy the suburbs; the rule, often called Affirmatively Furthering Truthful Housing, is an replace to a decades-old federal requirement aimed to get rid of discrimination and fight segregation in housing. It doesn’t mandate low-income housing to be inbuilt suburban areas.
Trump’s plea to suburban girls
Stahl advised Trump, “You mentioned the opposite day to suburban girls, ‘Will you please like me? Please?” She used a pleading tone of voice in repeating Trump’s remark.
Trump responded, “Oh, I did not say that. You understand, that is so deceptive the best way — I say jokingly, ‘Suburban girls, you must love me as a result of I am providing you with safety. And I removed the worst regulation.'” He repeated that he had made the remark “kiddingly,” not as if he was “begging.”
Details First: Stahl did exaggerate in her tone — Trump did not make this October 13 comment in fairly such a sad-sack voice — however there was no indication Trump was kidding on the time.
Obama, Biden and spying
After Stahl requested Trump if he desires to lock up former President Barack Obama, Trump mentioned within the prolonged footage, “No, I do not wanna lock him up, however he spied on my marketing campaign. Obama and Biden spied on my marketing campaign.”