First Presidential Debate Fact-Checked


Last night Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump faced off in the first presidential debate of the 2016 season.

Several progressive news media outlets managed to do live fact-checking of both candidates. You can’t miss what the results were.

NPR posted a comprehensive live fact checking analysis along with a running transcript of the entire debate. You can view it here.

Think Progress posted several stories discussing Donald Trump’s sometimes outrageous claims, including:

Trump suggested crime went up in Chicago under Obama. That’s not true.

Trump denies he claimed climate change is a Chinese hoax. He’s lying.

Trump can’t stop lying about his support for the Iraq War

Trump’s big lie about his tax returns

Politifact also posted a running live -fact-checking blog, which is a quick read in simplified format.

Bloomberg Politics live tweeted during the debate, which included additional information, clips, and live fact-checking. Here are some of the highlights:

The Guardian posted their own fact-checking analysis, as did the New York Times, and the Washington Post.

Meanwhile, Green Party candidate Jill Stein was escorted from the debate premises. Third party candidates are not allowed to debate in the presidential debates unless they reach a polling percentage of 15%.

Let Third Parties Debate: Lower the Polling Limit Requirement


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