PolitiFact’s website went down briefly during President TrumpDonald TrumpKinzinger says Trump 'winning' because so many Republicans 'have remained silent' Our remote warfare counterterrorism strategy is more risk than reward Far-right rally draws small crowd, large police presence at Capitol MORE’s first State of the Union address.
The fact-checking website tweeted at 9:49 p.m., about halfway through Trump’s speech, that the website had crashed.
“Welp ... our website just crashed,” PolitiFact tweeted. “Thanks for reading ?!!? We'll keep things up here on Twitter while we see what happened.”
Welp ... our website just crashed.— PolitiFact (@PolitiFact) January 30, 2018
Thanks for reading ?!!? We'll keep things up here on Twitter while we see what happened.
The crash lasted about five minutes, according to a second tweet from the website’s account.
We're back up. #SOTU— PolitiFact (@PolitiFact) January 30, 2018
PolitiFact fact-checked the president’s speech, writing that “several of his points were factually flawed.” They rated many of his claims about tax cuts as “mostly false” or “false.”
The organization had fact-checked nearly 500 of Trump’s statements before the State of the Union, rating 21 percent as “mostly false,” 33 percent as “false” and 15 percent as “pants on fire.”
.@realDonaldTrump has been fact-checked by PolitiFact 498 times (before tonight)— PolitiFact (@PolitiFact) January 30, 2018
True → 4 percent
Mostly True → 12 percent
Half True → 15 percent
Mostly False → 21 percent
False → 33 percent
Pants on Fire → 15 percent
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