Can Lies Get Him Re-elected?

Recently President Biden did a sit-down interview with CNN’s Erin Burnett. She didn’t ask him any really hard questions, but she did ask about his current low standing in the polls. On Wednesday, Red State posted some highlights from the interview and also did some fact checking.

The article reports:

Burnett said that the polls showed that voters trusted former President Donald Trump more on the economy. She ticked off several problems with the Biden economy including the cost of buying a home which has doubled, real income is down, economic growth is down “far short of expectations,” and consumer confidence was at a “two-year low.”

“With less than six months to go until Election Day, are you worried you’re running out of time to turn that around?” she asked him. Biden looked out of it while she was talking, and his response was pure denial of reality.

…”We’ve already turned around,” Biden claimed falsely. He simply refuses to accept the facts, claiming the polling data “has been wrong.”

Bottom line? Trump is ahead in the polls, including in all the swing states. That’s what Joe can’t deal with.

…Then he straight-up lied and said that inflation was at 9 percent when he came into office.

In fact, inflation was at 1.4 percent when he came in and he helped to drive it up above 9 percent.

Recently President Biden blamed corporate greed for the inflation problem. What he fails to note is that corporations are in business to make money. It is not up to him to decide how much money corporations make. Generally speaking, the free market determines profit margins. If the government would get out of the way of the free market, they might see the beginning of a true economic recovery.

Fact Checking President Biden’s Recent Speech

On Sunday, Townhall posted a fact check on President Biden’s recent speech on the economy.

The article reports:

As Biden’s speech kicked off, he claimed that an additional 700,000 construction projects were added across the U.S., however, he largely exaggerated that number. 

The White House issued a correction in the transcript of Biden’s speech saying that only 7,000 construction projects have been created. 

The second false claim Biden made was saying that the cap on senior’s drug spending is in effect now, as of January 1 there is a limit of $2,000 a year on prescription drug costs for seniors.

In reality, the $2,000 annual cap which was in the Democrat’s Inflation Reduction Act that Biden signed last year, won’t take effect for another two years. 

Biden also took credit for millions of people receiving Covid-19 during his time in office, however, former President Trump initiated the rollout of people getting the jab.

In his speech, Biden said that only “3.5 million people” had been fully vaccinated against Covid under Trump, however, 19 million people had already received the first shot before Biden took office. 

The 3.5 million Biden cited was the number of people who had received two shots to complete their primary vaccination series. 

The article concludes:

“My word as a Biden: I’ve never been more optimistic about America’s future than I am today,” the president tweeted on Sunday. 

However, Twitter users felt the exact opposite. 

Rapid Response Director for the RNC Tommy Pigott criticized Biden for misleading the U.S.

“The border is open, real wages are down, energy costs are outrageously high, the Taliban controls Afghanistan, & the cartels are making billions smuggling fentanyl,” Pigott tweeted, adding “there is reason to be “optimistic” though – we have a [House GOP] majority who is working to hold Biden accountable.”

Another user called Biden’s word an absolute “lie,” while another said that “My word as a Biden” is like saying my word as a “Clinton”— meaningless. 

It will be interesting to see if any of the mainstream media does any fact-checking on the speech. The media seems to be participating in the effort to make sure President Biden does not run again in 2024, so it should be interesting to see if any of this is reported in the mainstream media.

Even CNN Is Fact-Checking President Biden

On Thursday, CNN posted an article about President Biden’s Wednesday Town Hall Meeting.

The article reports:

President Joe Biden participated Wednesday in the second CNN town hall of his presidency, taking questions from anchor Don Lemon and local residents in Cincinnati.

As he did at his February town hall, Biden made a number of false or misleading claims. We haven’t been able to look into every single thing he said Wednesday night, but here is a rundown on some of his remarks.

Here is the list of false or misleading claims. Please follow the link above to the article to see the details:

But then, during a third exchange, Biden said that since the vaccines “cover” the highly transmissible Delta variant of the virus: “You’re not going to get Covid if you have these vaccinations.”

…After he was asked by a citizen if he is concerned about higher prices, especially inflation in gasoline, automotive and food prices, Biden asserted that “the cost of an automobile, it’s kind of back to what it was before the pandemic.”

…Biden criticized the broad corporate use of “noncompete” clauses that restrict workers’ ability to leave for jobs at other companies. He said, “For example, you have over 600,000 people out there signing — 6 million people signing a — I better check the number — of — signing noncompete agreements. Not because they have … any secret, but because they were working for one fast-food restaurant, and they’re told they can’t get 10 cents more going across town, going to the other fast-food restaurant. Why? To keep wages down.”

…Talking about the ongoing Senate negotiations over a bipartisan infrastructure bill, Biden said he thinks the negotiators need only until Monday to resolve outstanding issues. He said, “You had up to 20 Republicans sign a letter saying, ‘We think we need this deal. We think we need this deal.’ “

…Touting his expansion of the child tax credit, which was part of the $1.9 trillion relief package he signed into law in March, Biden claimed, “It’s called the child tax credit. If you have a child under the age of 7, you get 300 bucks a month — 350 bucks a month. If you have a child under — between 7 and 17, you get a total of 200 bucks a month.”

…Biden said, “Now, by the way, remember when I first got elected, the issue was, well, I said I was going to do a million shots a week, and people said, ‘Biden can’t do that’ or ‘Biden team can’t do that.’ And it was 2 million.”

You know a Democrat is in trouble when CNN starts fact-checking them!

 

The Silly Season Is In Full Swing

Yesterday The Daily Wire posted an article about the Delaware debut of the Biden-Harris ticket. Since there are those who constantly accuse President Trump of lying and needing to be fact checked, Tim Graham, the author of the article, decided to fact-check the roll out of the campaign.

Here is a list of eight of the major untruths he found:

1. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have given us “four years of mismanagement and coddling of terrorists and thugs around the world,” Biden said. Did Trump “coddle” Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State group? No, he’s dead. Did Trump “coddle” Iranian terrorist Gen. Qassem Soleimani? He’s dead, too. Biden opposed taking down Osama bin Laden, so he should sit a spell.

2. Trump has no “plan” for the pandemic. He has “no real help for the states and local governments trying to fill the vacuum of leadership from the White House, no real help for children and educators, for small businesses and front-line workers,” Biden said. We didn’t allocate $3 trillion to mitigate the pandemic, aiding governments and businesses and vaccine development?

3. Trump was accused of referring to neo-Nazis and racists when he said, “There are very fine people on both sides” of the 2017 Charlottesville protests. This is transparently false … and yet, fact-checkers like PolitiFact go limp and let Biden unspool this lie. Reporters at the time prodded Trump, and he explicitly condemned the neo-Nazis and racists.

4. Trump is “on track to leave office with the worst jobs record of any American president in modern history.” In January, FactCheck.org reported, “The economy added 6.7 million jobs, and unemployment fell to the lowest rate in half a century.” We’re now in a pandemic that shocked the economy, but the economy is recovering. Does anyone think the “fact-checkers” would let a Republican blame the Democrats for the economy if this were to happen under a President Hillary Clinton?

5. Kamala Harris said: “The president’s mismanagement of the pandemic has plunged us into the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. … He inherited the longest economic expansion in history … And then, like everything else he inherited, he ran it straight into the ground.” Did Democrats oppose the lockdown kicking and screaming? Shouldn’t they share responsibility for it?

6. Harris insisted, “After the most competitive primary in history, the country received a resounding message that Joe was the person to lead us forward.” That’s a joke. There were a huge number of candidates, but it didn’t end up competitive at all, in part because of the pandemic. It certainly didn’t match Obama vs. Clinton in 2008.

7. Harris said, “I cannot wait for America to get to know my husband, Doug, and our amazing kids, Cole and Ella.” Our? Facebook labels claims like this as having “Missing Context.” They’re Harris’ stepkids from her 2014 marriage to Doug Emhoff, and they’re 26 and 21 years old.

8. Speaking of terrible context, Harris tried to compare the coronavirus pandemic to the Ebola outbreak of 2014: “Barack Obama and Joe Biden did their job. Only two people in the United States died. Two. That is what’s called leadership.” These are apples and oranges in epidemiology. Ebola is much deadlier than the coronavirus. But the spread isn’t nearly the same, since Ebola is not infectious until you have symptoms, and you’re quickly bedridden.

Just for the record, the mainstream media didn’t report any of these statements as untrue.