March 16, 2017

CLAIM:

“They may have been phony in the past, but it’s very real now,” press secretary Sean Spicer said on March 10 of Trump’s views on the Labor Department’s latest jobs report.

REALITY:

The Labor Department’s methodology has not changed since Trump called jobs reports “phony” as a candidate.

CLAIM:

Asked about Trump’s claim that Obama wiretapped him, adviser Kellyanne Conway said on March 12 there are many ways to surveil, including “microwaves that turn into cameras.”

REALITY:

There is no evidence that Obama watched Trump through microwaves. Spicer later said the comment was a joke.

CLAIM:

“This is something that was done to a large extent because of … the policies of this new Administration,” Trump said on March 6 of an ExxonMobil announcement about an expansion that would create jobs.

REALITY:

The decision to expand was made in 2013, well before Trump’s presidency.

This appears in the March 27, 2017 issue of TIME.

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