AP FACT CHECK: Trump minimizes IS risk, distorts Iran payout

President Donald Trump wrongly dismissed the continuing threat of the Islamic State group and spread a false tale of the U.S. paying out billions of dollars to Iran as part of the multinational deal freezing its nuclear program in an address...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump minimizes IS risk, distorts Iran payout

AP FACT CHECK: Trump minimizes IS risk, distorts Iran payoutPresident Donald Trump wrongly dismissed the continuing threat of the Islamic State group and spread a false tale of the U.S. paying out billions of dollars to Iran as part of the multinational deal freezing its nuclear program in an address Wednesday that fell short on facts. THE FACTS: His claim of a 100% defeat is misleading as the Islamic State still poses a threat. IS was defeated in Iraq in 2017, then lost the last of its land holdings in Syria in March, marking the end of the extremists' self-declared caliphate.