Tracking the Truth: Trump’s campaign promises examined

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DENVER --- We fact check campaign commercials, now it is time to track the truth when it comes to campaign promises.

The Problem Solvers plan on tracking the truth with local, state,  and federal officials. If you have promises you want us to check out, email

We begin with President Elect Donald Trump.

Clinton investigation

Promise: "If I win I am going to instruct my Attorney General to get a special prosector  to look into your situation."

Source: Second presidential debate

Rating: False

Reason: Trump campaign spokesman Kellyanne Conway confirmed that Trump would not pursue charges for Hillary Clinton.  "I think he's thinking of many different things as he prepares to become the President Of The United States, and things that sound like the campaign are not among them."

Muslim Ban

Promise: "A total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the US"

Source: Trump's December 2015 speech

Rating: False

Reason: Trump's campaign team have been advocating for a watered down version of immigration restrictions from terror prone countries. Not a complaint ban as previously stated. Also campaign officials have denied any "Muslim" registry being implemented.

Illegal Immigration

Promise: Deporting 11 million undocumented immigrants

Source: Trump campaign pledge

Rating: False

Reason: Trump said during a "60 Minutes" interview he would deport criminals first and make a decision on the rest after a wall is built.

TPP Trade Deal

Promise: "The TPP is a horrible idea"

Source: Fox Business debate

Rating: True

Reason: Trump promised during a recent transition video he would remove the US from the TPP on day one of his presidency.

Drain the swamp

Promise: Remove special interests from politics

Source: Multiple campaign speeches

Rating: True

Reason: Trump said he would ban officials from lobbying in a recent address. "We will impose a 5-year ban on executive officials from becoming lobbyists."

Climate change

Promise: Climate change is a hoax

Source: Trump's Twitter feed

Rating: False

Reason: During an interview on November 22 with the New York Times, Trump said he was "open" to the idea of addressing climate change.