Examiner - Heading into the 2016 presidential election, the idea of a Donald Trump candidacy wasn't one that many took too seriously. Fast forward to the final weeks of 2015 and Trump is the Republican front runner who continues to surge. Despite his rapid popularity, fact-checkers have worked overtime to test the validity of Trump's statements and have declared that the majority of his claims have been false. The New York Times elaborated even further ...
The New York Times article details the work of Angie Drobnic Holan and her team of fact-checkers at the much respected Politifact. The site fact-checked over 70 different statements made by Trump, and the results were alarming.
"We've fact-checked more than 70 Trump statements and rated fully three-quarters of them as Mostly False, False or 'Pants on Fire.'"
Sen. Marco Rubio had 117 statements fact-checked, and 40 percent were labeled false. Carly Fiorina does even worse, with over half of her statements proving to be inaccurate. On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders do much better, with only 28 percent of their statements labeled as false.