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Why does the Associated Press Fact Check Trump, Trump’s Cabinet but didn’t Fact Check Obama?

Hindsight is 20/20, but the question looms large: Why did the Associated Press start fact-checking Donald Trump and his cabinet appointees (such as Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s recent comment [1] on historical black colleges and universities and school choice) and did not fact check Obama or any of his cabinet secretaries?

We checked the Associated Press’s website and only found Donald Trump and Sarah Palin-related fact checks. When we expanded our search, PolitiFact had a fact check history of Obama’s first Education Secretary Arne Duncan (which is comparable to the AP’s recent fact check of DeVos).

Sounds like the Associated Press is eight years too late, as far as fair and balanced fact checks are concerned.