Yesterday we saw US presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump square off in their first presidential debate. This morning, hold their claims to the test with these fact-check roundups.
If you didn’t catch the debate yesterday, you can watch it in its entirety here. If you can spare the hour and a half, it’s probably worth checking it out yourself, as the media coverage you watch can alter how you perceive the debates. After you’ve seen the debate yourself, these fact-check roundups can help clarify the candidates statements:
- Politico fact-checked nearly 30 statements from Trump and Clinton.
- Politifact fact-checked 33 statements from Trump and Clinton.
- FactCheck.org offered fact-checks on 18 statements from both candidates.
- CNN fact-checked both candidates’ statements on 18 topics.
- The New York Times fact-checked 22 statements on five topics from both candidates.
- The Washington Post fact-checked 23 statements from both candidates.
- NPR offers a transcript of the debate with fact-checks on 75 statements added live during the debate.
As you interpret how each candidate performed during the debate, it’s important to get third-party information to help verify their claims and make objective decisions.