139: Biden Claims Jan. 6 Rioters Killed 5 CopsDuring a speech in Wisconsin just one day after his disastourous State of the Union, Biden claimed that Russia’s Vladimir Putin wanted to divide the U.S. after he saw the Capitol riot on January 6. Biden also falsely accused Capitol rioters of killing “five cops.” “How would you feel if you saw crowds storm and break down the doors of the British Parliament, kill five cops, injure 145, or the German Bundestag, or the Italian Parliament? I think you’d wonder. Well, that’s what the rest of the world saw,” Biden said.
Biden, many members of the corrupt media, and other Democrats touted the false narrative that the people who entered the Capitol on Jan. 6 killed Capitol Police officers, including Brian Sicknick, but the medical examiner determined that he died of natural causes after the incident. The only person who did die during the Capitol riot was Ashli Babbitt who was shot by a cop.
BIDEN: "How would you feel if you saw crowds storm and break down the doors of the British Parliament, kill five cops, injure 145, or the German Bundestag, or the Italian Parliament? I think you'd wonder. Well, that's what the rest of the world saw." pic.twitter.com/Ob3yBdFCId— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) March 2, 2022
138: ’Freedom Will Always Triumph Over Tyranny’Biden opened his State of the Union speech by praising the lack of Covid-19 theater in the legislative chambers and claiming that “freedom will always triumph over tyranny.” The audacious claim comes just a few months after the president tried to force the coronavirus jab on American workers, pushed his administration to work with Big Tech to censor his political opponents, and smeared Republicans as domestic terrorists for caring about their children’s education.
137: Powerful Sanctions Stopped RussiaDays after Biden said U.S. sanctions against Russia weren’t expected to “prevent anything from happening” in the Ukraine conflict, the president claimed that he leveraged powerful punishments against Vladimir Putin, which stopped the Eastern European in his tracks. “A Russian dictator, invading a foreign country, has costs around the world,” Biden said. “And I’m taking robust action to make sure the pain of our sanctions is targeted at Russia’s economy.” Twenty-four hours before Biden’s contradictory statement, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters that the sanctions “are meant to have a deterrent impact” against Russia. Vice President Kamala Harris, national security adviser Jake Sullivan, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and other cabinet members also promoted sanctions as a way to stop Putin from invading Ukraine.
136: I’m Always HonestBiden told Americans, “I will be honest with you, as I’ve always promised,” but The Federalist’s regularly updated lie tracker proves that claim is far from the truth.
Well, that's a lie…— Nathan Brand (@NathanBrandWA) March 2, 2022
"To all Americans, I will be honest with you, as I’ve always promised." – Joe Biden
135: ’The American Rescue Plan Worked’Biden touted the American Rescue Plan as a significant boost to the economy that “helped working people and left no one behind,” but he neglected to mention it was this sudden influx of federal cash in a slowly rebounding economy that contributed to the inflation and rising prices plaguing Americans today.
134: Trump’s Tax Cuts Only Helped the RichBiden repeated the popular lie that former President Donald Trump’s tax cuts helped only the rich even though they actually increased worker earnings and opened up job opportunities across the board.
His false claim earned a round of boos from the Democrat politicians in the audience who were eager for a chance to take a jab at Trump.
Biden lies about the Trump tax cuts, saying they only benefited the rich.— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) March 2, 2022
Biden lied. In 2018, following passage of the TCJA, the top 1% paid more in income taxes than the bottom 90% of taxpayers – combined. Sounds like their “fair share.” #Bidenlied.— Andy Puzder (@AndyPuzder) March 2, 2022
133: ’I Created Lots of Jobs’Biden touted the rising U.S. job record as one of the highlights of his first year in office but failed to mention that the only reason the job rate is growing is that millions of people are returning to work after tyrannical bureaucrats shut down the economy for months in the name of stopping the spread of a virus.
Biden lied. 6.5 million people returning to work following pandemic lockdowns is not the same as creating 6.5 million new jobs. #Bidenlied.— Andy Puzder (@AndyPuzder) March 2, 2022
132: Buying American Products Is a PriorityBiden said buying American products is a priority for his administration but has conveniently avoided reinstating U.S. energy independence by cutting off Russian oil supplies and lifting his ban on American drilling. Biden’s lie also ignored the fact that the White House recently defended buying at least $1.3 billion worth of Covid-19 rapid tests from China to disseminate to Americans instead of relying on locally-sourced ones.
131: ’Our Economy Roared Back Faster Than Almost Anyone Predicted’Biden claimed that “our economy roared back fast than anyone predicted,” but as average Americans suffer the consequences of a prolonged supply-chain crisis and inflation, it’s clear that the price hikes once touted by the administration as short-term are here to stay for a while.
“Our economy roared back faster than anyone predicted.” – Biden before blaming said economy on inflation and supply chain crisis— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) March 2, 2022
130: The Solution to Inflation Is ‘Lower Your Costs’Biden claimed that the solution to inflation is for businesses to “lower your costs, not your wages,” but anyone with a brain knows that in order to stay open, companies must raise their prices to pay for increasingly expensive goods. If businesses are forced to raise their wages, they will also raise prices for consumers who have to bear the burden or suffer the consequences of understaffing.
Biden: "I have a better plan to fight inflation: Lower your costs, not your wages."— Philip Melanchthon Wegmann (@PhilipWegmann) March 2, 2022
129: My Tax Plan Will Lower Costs and the Deficit“My plan to fight inflation will lower your costs and lower the deficit,” Biden claimed. The truth is, however, that Biden’s tax plan would “result in a net increase in the deficit totaling $367 billion over the 2022-2031 period, not counting any additional revenue that may be generated by additional funding for tax enforcement,” according to the Congressional Budget Office.
Biden again falsely claims that his #BuildBackBroke agenda won’t raise taxes.— Congressman Greg Murphy, M.D. (@RepGregMurphy) March 2, 2022
💡 Fact check: a @TaxPolicyCenter report shows that Biden’s tax plan will raise taxes on 75% of families in one year, and 95% in 10 years. Another @WhiteHouse lie.
Biden says Build Back Broke is “fully paid for.”— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) March 2, 2022
That’s another LIE. Build Back Broke will ADD $367 BILLION to the deficit.
128: Anyone Making Less Than $400k Doesn’t Have to Pay More TaxesBiden also repeated one of his favorite falsehoods that anyone making less than $400,000 a year doesn’t have to pay any more in taxes. Experts, however, agree that his promise not to raise taxes on those making less than $400,000 a year is ambitious and not realistic because those who fall below the mark are still subject to consequences from a highly taxed economy.
Biden just repeated the lie that no one making less than $400,000 will pay "a penny more" in taxes.— John Cooper (@thejcoop) March 2, 2022
Buddy, we're all paying the tax of inflation. #SOTU
127: Let’s Lower Cost of Insulin (After I Raised It)Biden called for lower insulin prices amid what he said is a drug price crisis. What the president didn’t acknowledge, however, is that he undid a rule enacted by Trump that effectively lowered insulin and epinephrine prices for Americans.
Joe Biden is the one who raised the price of insulin after Trump lowered it.— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) March 2, 2022
Unlike you, we have our minds and can still remember things, Joe.
Give the lies a rest. #SOTU
126: Funding Police Is NecessaryFunding for police, Biden said, is suddenly a big priority for his administration, but when rioters called for harm and financial cuts to police forces around the country during the 2020 summer of rage, Biden refused to condemn them. The president also allies himself with Democrats who proudly call for “racist” police forces to lose their funding.
Here are 7 minutes of Democrats saying we need to defund the police. It’s amazing they try to say they never argued for this. pic.twitter.com/1t24aghO4T— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) March 2, 2022
125: The Right to Vote Is Under AssaultBiden claimed the “right to vote is under assault” by states passing voter-integrity laws but failed to mention that Democrats and their cronies in Big Tech and the corporate media were the ones conspiring to rig the 2020 election. As The Federalist’s Mollie Hemingway reported:
Hundreds of laws and processes were changed in the months leading up to the election, sometimes legally and sometimes not, creating chaos, confusion, and uncertainty. Tech oligarch Mark Zuckerberg, one of the world’s wealthiest and most powerful men, spent $419 million — nearly as much as the federal government itself — to interfere in the government’s management of the election in key states.Pro-Democrat propaganda in the media and censorship of conservative voices and damning stories such as the New York Post’s report on Hunter Biden also contributed to the plot to take over elections.
124: Gun Manufacturers Are Immune to LawsuitsBiden said gunmakers are immune from prosecution even though manufacturers can be sued if a firearm is faulty or malfunctions.
On the other hand, many of the manufacturers who created the Covid-19 jab are immune to prosecution, despite Biden’s claims that the gun industry is the only one afforded special privileges.
Big Biden Lie: gun manufacturers are the only industry that can’t be sued.— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) March 2, 2022
Truth: If guns malfunction, the manufacturers can be sued. Not so with vaccines!
You know how Joe Biden always lies? Well he just claimed only gun manufacturers are immune from prosecution & no other industries are…did you know vaccine manufacturers are immune from prosecution??? #SOTU— Nathan Dahm (@NathanDahm) March 2, 2022
123: ’We Need to Secure Our Border’Biden said he wants to secure the southern border and that he’s taking swift action to do so. The truth is, however, that more than 100,000 illegal migrants are crossing the U.S.-Mexico border each month after the administration touted open borders and overlooked the humanitarian crisis for more than a year. Biden not only started his presidency by stripping border protections enacted by Trump but welcomed illegal migrants with open arms. As a result, Border Patrol encountered at least 2 million illegal aliens at the Southern border in 2021 alone and are expected to encounter even more in 2022. Many of these illegal aliens were released into the U.S. with loose instructions to report to ICE facilities but didn’t.
122: Abortion Is Health Care“If we want to go forward — not backward — we must protect access to health care. Preserve a woman’s right to choose,” Biden claimed during his speech. Killing babies in the womb, however, is not health care. Not only does the heinous act take the life of an unborn child, but it has detrimental effects on women’s physical and mental health.
121: Biden Say Russia Sanctions Aren’t A Deterrent After His Team Claims They AreBiden said the sanctions imposed by the U.S. on Russia were not meant to immediately impact the Ukraine crisis. “No one expected the sanctions to prevent anything from happening,” Biden said. “This is going to take time.”
Just one day prior to Biden’s contradictory statement, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters that the sanctions “are meant to have a deterrent impact” against Russia.
For weeks, the Biden administration said that the threat of sanctions on Russia were meant to deter a possible attack on Ukraine.— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) February 25, 2022
On Thursday, President Biden said the sanctions were not meant to prevent an attack.
Vice President Kamala Harris, national security adviser Jake Sullivan, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and other Cabinet members also promoted sanctions as a way to stop Vladimir Putin from invading Ukraine.
Psaki 24 hours ago: "They [sanctions] are meant to have a deterrent impact." https://t.co/PYYPqBZ69b— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) February 24, 2022
120: Biden Says You Couldn’t Buy Cannons When Constitution Was DraftedIn a speech on Feb. 3, Biden said that cannons couldn’t be bought when the Second Amendment was ratified. “You couldn’t buy a cannon when this amendment was passed. There’s no reason why you should be able to buy certian assault weapons,” Biden claimed. Even the left-wing Washington Post previously fact-checked Biden’s falsehood and awarded his whopper four “Pinocchios.” Not only were cannons legal when the Consitution was drafted, but they are also legal now. Revolutionary and Civil War-era cannons that don’t take a cartridge can be bought and sold as saluting and signaling devices in the United States. Certain modern artillery cannons that do take cartridges are classified as destructive devices and are legal and regulated under the National Firearms Act.
Not only was it legal then, it's legal now. https://t.co/USseKJt4J9— Mollie (@MZHemingway) February 3, 2022
119: The Nation’s Problem Is COVID“I know there’s a lot of frustration and fatigue in this country. And we know why: COVID-19, omicron it has now been challenging us in a way that, it’s the new enemy,” Biden said in his second-ever presidential press conference. Not only is COVID-19 a virus that’s been around for years now, therefore not making it a “new enemy,” but it’s also not the only thing plaguing voters’ lives or minds. As a matter of fact, while Biden parades around the Capitol encouraging Democrats to abolish the filibuster and legalize illegal voting practices, he’s failing to address the ongoing Southern border crisis, empty shelves, and rising urban crime.
118: Wages Are UpIn the same speech, Biden claimed that American wages are up. What he failed to address is that real wages have decreased most of the months he’s been in office. Even in months when wages were up, Americans were forced to dig deeper in their pockets to cover their climbing gas, energy, and grocery bills.
117: Biden Created JobsAt another point in the presser, Biden tried to circumvent the nation’s economic turmoil by claiming that he created more jobs to stimulate the economy. He ignored, however, the role the government played in creating the recession that caused job loss in the first place. And on the role his own administration played in lining the pockets of Americans with federal cash, Biden was mum.
116: The Supply Chain Crisis Isn’t That BadBiden’s press conference hardly addressed the ongoing supply chain crisis, which has led to the often popular #bareshelvesBiden hashtag, and the nation’s rising inflation which continues to plague voters’ lives as they begin considering who to vote for in the 2022 midterms. The president hinted that the “empty shelves being shown on television” were misleading but even he admitted that they are “a few [percentage] points below what it was before the pandemic.”
115: Inflation Was Already A Thing Before I Took OfficeBiden claimed to reporters that inflation was increasing long before he assumed office but as recent reports indicate, inflation in the U.S. surged to 7 percent in December 2021, the highest level since 1982.
114: Republicans Want To Steal Minorities’ Right To VoteIn an effort to promote his campaign to initiate a federal takeover of elections, Biden claimed that Republicans want to take away minorities’ rights to vote. “No matter how hard they make it for minorities to vote, I think you’re going to see them willing to stand in line and … keep them from being able to vote,” Biden said in his press conference. “I think you’re gonna see the people they’re trying to keep from being able to show up, showing up and making the sacrifice that needs to make in order to change the law back to what it should be.”
113: Schools Aren’t Closed“You say we’re not going to go back to closing schools. You said that just moments ago, yet they’re closing in some areas. What do you say to those teachers and principals and parents about school closings?” one reporter at the press conference asked. “And what can your administration do to help make up for learning loss for students?” “First of all, I put in perspective the question you asked, very few schools are closing,” Biden claimed. “Over 95 percent are still open.” Yet, since the rise of omicron in the U.S., reports of schools closing across the country have also risen leaving working parents desperate for in-person learning once more. Thousands of schools that were scheduled to reopen following Christmas break opted for virtual learning until well into January due to panic over COVID-19 spread.
112: Build Back Better Will Save Americans MoneyDuring the conference, Biden repeated the lie that his Build Back Better legislative package “would actually lower or reduce inflation.” This falsehood has been debunked numerous times but that didn’t stop the president from claiming that his legislation, which actually costs trillions of dollars, won’t cost taxpayers a dime.
111: White House Reporters Are The Most Informed Americans Of All TimeBiden told the White House press pool that they are “more informed than any group of people in America.” While the statement will probably score him points with openly partisan press pool members, it’s far from the truth. For more than a year, corporate media reporters who covered Biden’s rise to the presidency and his subsequent time in the White House have overlooked the administration’s failures to laud the Democrat for being a “moral, decent man.” They’ve wasted their precious Q+As with the president on softball questions framed in a positive light, while also failing to ask key ones. They let Biden ramble and frequently fail to point out the obvious lies lacing his winding answers.
110: I Didn’t Compare My Democrat Colleagues To RacistsBiden denied that he compared Democrat filibuster holdouts Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona to confederate leaders. “I did not say that they were going to be George Wallace or Bull Connor,” Biden claimed. “I said we’re gonna have a decision in history.” Just the week before, however, Biden asked “Do you want to be the side of Dr. King or George Wallace? Do you want to be the side of John Lewis or Bull Connor? Do you want to be the side of Abraham Lincoln or Jefferson Davis?” “This is the moment to decide, to defend our elections, to defend our democracy. If you do that you will not be alone,” Biden said.
109: Biden Repeats Lie ‘Build Back Better’ Plan Cuts DeficitBiden repeated the lie during his second ever presidential press conference his signature social spending bill would “cut the deficit.” “My plan cuts the deficit, [and] boosts the economy by getting more people into the workforce,” Biden said at the White House. Except an analysis from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) published in December predicted that the “Build Back Better” bill passed by the House would contribute $3 trillion to the deficit over a decade. After the colossal spending package was blocked in the Senate, the president explained at his Jan. 19 press conference the White House was aiming to pass the legislation in “big chunks.” “It’s clear to me that we’re going to have to break it up,” Biden conceded.
108: Biden Said Long-Term Inflation Wouldn’t ‘Get Out Of Hand’Biden told voters in June 2021 that “there’s nobody suggesting there’s unchecked inflation on the way — no serious economist,” but as 2022 begins, his reassurances that inflation won’t continue are false. He repeated the lie in July at a CNN townhall event. “It’s highly unlikely that it’s going to be long-term inflation that’s going to get out of hand,” Biden said.
According to the December consumer price index released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, however, inflation in the U.S. surged to 7 percent in December, the highest inflation rate since 1982.
"It's highly unlikely that it's going to be long-term inflation that's going to get out of hand." — Joe Biden, July 2021pic.twitter.com/GUSYM9BuQH— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) January 12, 2022
107: Biden Claims Trump, Republicans Want To ‘Supress’ Votes, ‘Subvert’ ElectionsIn a speech delivered Thursday as part of Biden and other Democrats’ efforts to turn Jan. 6 into a kind of 9/11, the president claimed that Trump and Republicans want to “suppress your vote and subvert our elections.” “It’s wrong. It’s undemocratic. And frankly it’s un-American,” he continued.
In reality, however, Democrats and their buddies in Big Tech and the corporate media were the ones conspiring to rig the 2020 election. As The Federalist’s Mollie Hemingway reports:
Biden says Trump and Republicans want to “suppress your vote and subvert our elections. It’s wrong. It’s undemocratic. And frankly it’s un-American."— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) January 6, 2022
Hundreds of laws and processes were changed in the months leading up to the election, sometimes legally and sometimes not, creating chaos, confusion, and uncertainty. Tech oligarch Mark Zuckerberg, one of the world’s wealthiest and most powerful men, spent $419 million — nearly as much as the federal government itself — to interfere in the government’s management of the election in key states.Pro-Democrat propaganda in the media and censorship of conservative voices and damning stories like the New York Post’s report on Hunter Biden also contributed to the scheme.
106: Biden Doubles Down On ‘Pandemic Of The Unvaccinated’Biden doubled down on the lie that COVID-19 is “pandemic of the unvaccinated” despite the rising number of breakthrough cases in people who have received the jab. “This continues to be a pandemic of the unvaccinated. So we’ve got to make more progress,” Biden said, urging parents to get their kids the COVID jab.
Jen Psaki also repeated the pandemic of the unvaccinated lie during a White House press briefing. “Isn’t it also fair to say that it’s still also a pandemic of the vaccinated, given the breakthrough cases that we’ve been seeing?” a reporter asked. Psaki, however, ignored the question and encouraged people to get the shot. “We should be very clear about the impact of not getting vaccianted,” Psaki said.
BIDEN: "This continues to be a pandemic of the unvaccinated." pic.twitter.com/Oyefbh39wg— Greg Price (@greg_price11) January 4, 2022
“Data from New York suggests the highly infectious variant is causing five times as many cases in vaccinated people as previous forms of the virus,” the Daily Mail reported.
Psaki doubles down on Biden's continued labeling of COVID as a "pandemic of the unvaccinated."@JacquiHeinrich: "Isn't it also fair to say that it's still also a pandemic of the vaccinated, given the breakthrough cases that we've been seeing?" pic.twitter.com/7iBMDcm10e— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) January 5, 2022
105: Biden Makes Up Manchin Quote To Pretend The Senator Supports His PlansBiden claimed Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia told members of the progressive caucus that he “misled” them by opposing the administration’s Build Back Better plan. “…and Joe (Manchin) went on TV today, uh, (I don’t know) whether it’s TV or not, I’m told he was speaking to the Liberal Caucus in the House and said, ‘Joe Biden didn’t mislead you, I misled you,'” Biden claimed.
Several people pointed out that Manchin never made a public statement that seemed to contradict his opposition to the Democrats’ plan. A White House spokesperson later admitted that Manchin never said what Biden claimed he did. “The President was underlining that constructive and respectful conversations are happening …. However, the President wanted to clarify that Senator Manchin did not characterize himself as having been ‘misleading,'” the statement read.
Ok so he did make it up: https://t.co/UbhHavwN8O— AG (@AGHamilton29) December 21, 2021
104: Biden Claims He Played Key Role in DesegregationIn an address to HBCU graduates in December, Biden claimed that he “got started in politics because of the civil rights movement” and that he played a role in desegregating his community. “I noticed some of your looks, and I thought you were wondering how does he know the black national anthem? Well, because I sat in the black church after going to 7:00 mass. I’m a practicing Catholic. And 10:00 on the Eastside, getting ready to go out and desegregate restaurants and movie theaters,” Biden said.
In 1987, however, Biden said that while he was “very concerned about the civil rights movement” at its prime in the 1960s, “I was not an activist.” Biden said he was “involved” in what the black community was thinking because of his time working at an “all-black swimming pool” but admitted he did not participate in any big protests for change. “I was involved, but I was not out marching. I was not down in Selma. I was not anywhere else,” Biden said.
Biden in 1987: “I was not an activist…I was not out marching. I was not down in Selma.”pic.twitter.com/N1N2GTTd8w https://t.co/o862ySTLb9— Kyle Martinsen (@KyleMartinsen_) December 17, 2021
103: Biden Implies Vaxxed People Can’t Spread COVID (They Can)Biden still believes that people who have had the COVID shot can’t spread the virus. “Everybody talks about freedom and not to have a shot, or have a test. Well, guess what, how about patriotism? How about making sure that you’re vaccinated so you do not spread the disease to anybody else? What about that? What’s the big deal?” Biden asked.
This directly contradicts the data, which suggests that “people who get vaccine breakthrough infections can be contagious.” “COVID-19 vaccines are effective at preventing infection, serious illness, and death. Most people who get COVID-19 are unvaccinated. However, since vaccines are not 100% effective at preventing infection, some people who are fully vaccinated will still get COVID-19,” the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website states. “…People with vaccine breakthrough infections may spread COVID-19 to others.” These breakthrough infections are on the rise in the United States as COVID variants blow through communities. Local and state health department data from around the nation indicates that more and more vaccinated people are not immune to catching a strain of COVID. In Massachusetts, health officials reported more than 11,500 new breakthrough cases since last week. In total, the state has seen more than 100,000 COVID cases in patients who were reportedly vaccinated against the virus. The same trends are occurring in Tennessee, where vaccinated people “account for almost one in four new COVID cases statewide since Nov. 1.”
Biden on vaccine mandates: "What's the big deal?" pic.twitter.com/Z4qYvcnFkF— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) December 15, 2021
102: Biden Says Spending Bill Is ‘Fully Paid For’ While CBO Expects Price Tag of $3 Trillion Added to DeficitAn analysis of Biden’s sweeping spending plan from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) out on Dec. 10 predicts that the “Build Back Better” bill passed by the House would contribute $3 trillion to the deficit over a decade. The estimate from the nonpartisan budget agency contradicts the president’s repeated claims that the bill is “fully paid for” by corporate taxes raising money for the trillions that will be spent on programs dedicated to welfare and climate change. Biden once touted CBO estimates as “the gold standard” when it comes to economic modeling of congressional legislation.
101: Biden Claims He Never Supported War in AfghanistanBiden, a longtime supporter of a U.S. military presence in Afghanistan, claimed this weekend that he’s always been against the prolonged war in the Middle Eastern country. “Well, I’ve been against that war in Afghanistan from the very beginning,” Biden lied in an interview with CBS News’ Rita Braver. “We spent $300 million dollars a week and Afghanistan over 20 years.”
Congressional records, however, indicate that Biden, who was a Democrat senator from Delaware at the time, did vote in favor of “Authorization for Use of Military Force” on Sept. 14, 2001, just three days after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. He was one of the 98 “yeas” who agreed to move forward with the legislation that authorized “the use of United States Armed Forces against those responsible for the recent attacks launched against the United States.”
Joe Biden says the deaths of our 13 service members in Afghanistan were inevitable.— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) December 13, 2021
“Everybody says, ‘you could’ve gotten out without anybody being hurt.’ No ones come up with a way to indicate to me how that happens.” pic.twitter.com/ymlIisawoX
100: Biden Pledged There Would Be No Vaccine MandatePresident-elect Joe Biden pledged in December 2020 he would pursue no such thing as a vaccine mandate for the novel Wuhan coronavirus. “I don’t think it should be mandatory,” Bide said. “I wouldn’t demand it to be mandatory.”
In office however, President Biden has been aggressive in pursuing coronavirus vaccine mandates, signing one both for federal employees and one for private employers with 100 or more people on staff. Biden’s mandate for the private sector, however, has been temporarily stalled by a federal court.
1 YEAR AGO TODAY: Joe Biden promised he “wouldn’t demand [the vaccine] be mandatory.”— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) December 4, 2021
99: Biden Claims He Is Tested Daily For COVID-19. He’s Not.Biden claimed that he is tested for COVID-19 daily after reporters questioned him about his scratchy voice. When asked by a reporter during a press briefing about it, however, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki clarified that the president is not tested daily. “In the president’s remarks earlier today when he was asked about his cold, he said that he was he is being tested daily for COVID-19. My understanding was that it was done with less frequency of that. I know Dr. O’Connor said that he was tested three times this week. But is there a change in protocol where he is going to be tested daily? And what kind of tests was he getting, the antigen or PCR test?” CNN’s Arlette Saenz asked. “I think we just put out some details from Doc O’Connor that outlines how many times he’s been tested and I believe the kind of tests that he received,” Psaki said. “He received those tests because he had a cold which would be considered a symptom but it’s not a change in protocol.” “So he’s not going to be tested daily?” the reported asked. “No,” Psaki replied.
Biden’s doctor released a written statement later in the day claiming that Biden is merely suffering from “some increased nasal congestion this week.” “This can be heard in his voice and he is feeling the colloquially well-known ‘frog in ones throat,'” White House physician Kevin O’Connor announced.
CNN's @ArletteSaenz points out to Psaki that Biden claimed today that he's tested every day covid-19" even though it's been understood that it was less frequently.— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) December 3, 2021
Psaki says "no" to a follow-up if he'll now be tested daily, adding he was tested today b/c he showed symptoms pic.twitter.com/WLFxqIQTSy
98: Biden Pretends Rising Gas Prices Are Actually FallingPresident Biden took credit for falling gas prices in Dec. 3 remarks at the White House while prices rise. “Over the last month,” Biden said, “We’ve seen oil and gas prices out of the wells, oil and gas prices on the wholesale market come down significantly.”
Prices at the pump, however, haven’t declined “significantly.” According to AAA, the average cost of a gallon of gas nationwide is $3.37 on Dec. 3, still at a seven-year high. Prices a year ago averaged $2.16 before Biden took office.
Joe Biden is now touting lowering oil and gas prices "significantly." pic.twitter.com/K1IcJro1qc— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) December 3, 2021
97: Biden Makes Up Story About 1967 Visit To IsraelAt the Dec. 1 White House menorah lighting in celebration of Hanukkah, President Biden made up a story about a 1967 visit to Israel during the Six-Day War. “I have known every — every prime minister well since Golda Meir, including Golda Meir,” Biden said in the East Room. “And during the Six-Day War, I had an opportunity to — she invited me to come over because I was going to be the liaison between, she and the Egyptians about the Suez, and so on and so forth.” Meir however, was not elected prime minister until 1969, two years after the Six-Day War. The Israeli prime minister in 1967 was Levi Eshkol, who served between 1963-1969.
Biden says he went to Israel during the Six Day War to act as a liaison. He’s lying. That never happened. Totally normal. pic.twitter.com/rqLysviI4U— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) December 2, 2021
96: Biden Repeats False Claim That He Used to Drive A Tractor-TrailerWhile touting the passage of the newly passed bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act in Minnesota, President Joe Biden repeated the debunked claim that he previously drove a tractor trailer. “I used to drive a tractor trailer,” the president said during an event at Dakota County Technical College.
The statement from Biden is one of several instances of the president falsely claiming that he drove such a vehicle. While speaking at an event in Pennsylvania over the summer, the president proclaimed that he had previously driven “an 18-wheeler.” When pressed by Fox News for evidence of such an instance occurring, a White House official pointed to a “December 1973 article from the Wilmington Evening Journal that showed Biden rode in an 18-wheeler on a 536-mile haul to Ohio.”
Joe Biden—who has been a politician for 48 years—repeats the lie that he “used to drive a tractor trailer.” pic.twitter.com/VAehetHba7— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) November 30, 2021
95: White House Falsely Claims That Biden Never Opposed COVID-Induced Travel RestrictionsWhite House Press Secretary Jen Psaki falsely claimed that Biden never opposed international travel restrictions based on COVID-19. “The President has not been critical of travel restrictions,” she said during a press briefing.
Biden did, in fact, criticize then-President Donald Trump in early 2020 for shutting down certain travel to the U.S. due to COVID-19 fears and said the decision was xenophobic but later tried to downplay his comments. Psaki, however, revived the “xenophobic” narrative to justify Biden’s decision to suddenly shut down travel from certain foreign countries struggling with COVID-19. “Before Joe Biden’s president, he said that COVID travel restrictions on foreign countries were hysterical xenophobia and fear mongering. So what changed?” Fox News’s Peter Doocy asked. “What the president was critical of was the way that the former president put out I believe a xenophobic tweet,” Psaki said.
Jen Psaki tries to explain how Trump's travel bans were xenophobic, yet Biden's are not. pic.twitter.com/WDtYIToHw3— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) November 29, 2021
94: Most Afghans Not Vetted Before Entering U.S. Despite Biden’s ClaimsDespite Biden’s claims that Afghan refugees would be vetted before entering the U.S., a new report suggests that “almost none of the 82,000 people airlifted from Kabul” underwent security evaluation. In August, Biden promised in a statement that evacuees would be screened at security checkpoints. “Planes taking off from Kabul are not flying directly to the United States,” the president said. “They’re landing at U.S. military bases and transit centers around the world. At these sites where they are landing, we are conducting thorough scrutiny — security screenings for everyone who is not a U.S. citizen or a lawful permanent resident.” Instead of interviewing all of the Afghans entering the U.S., the Biden administration simply used pre-existing criminal and terrorist records to weed out some evacuees.
93: Biden Walks Back Claims About ‘Garbage’ Report Detailing Illegal Alien PayoutsBiden walked back claims about a Wall Street Journal report detailing hundreds of thousands of dollars in payouts to illegal aliens and said that he supported a compensation policy. “If, in fact, because of the outrageous behavior of the last administration, you were coming across the border, whether it was legal or illegal, and you lost your child. You lost your child, [your child] is gone, you deserve some kind of compensation! No matter what the circumstances,” Biden said. “What that will be? I have no idea.” Biden previously claimed the WSJ report was “garbage” and denied that the “administration is planning to pay illegal immigrants who are separated from their families at the border up to $450,000 each, possibly a million dollars per family.” One day later White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre claimed that the president is “perfectly comfortable with the Department of Justice settling with the individuals and families who are currently in litigation with the U.S. government.” Biden refused to answer further questions about potential DOJ settlements
92: Biden Claims His Administration Isn’t Paying Illegal ImmigrantsDuring a press conference on Nov. 3, President Joe Biden denied reports that his administration was planning to provide payouts to illegal immigrants separated at the U.S. southern border. “If you guys keep sending that garbage out? Yeah, but it’s not true,” he said. “That’s not gonna happen.” The president’s claim, however, was refuted the following day by White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, who told reporters that Biden is “perfectly comfortable with the Department of Justice settling with the individuals and families who are currently in litigation with the U.S. government.”
Moreover, the American Civil Liberties Union also contradicted Biden’s claim, with Executive Director Anthony D. Romero telling Fox News that the plan is actively under consideration. “President Biden may not have been fully briefed about the actions of his very own Justice Department as it carefully deliberated and considered the crimes committed against thousands of families separated from their children as an intentional governmental policy,” Romero said. “We respectfully remind President Biden that he called these actions ‘criminal’ in a debate with then-President Trump and campaigned on remedying and rectifying the lawlessness of the Trump administration. We call on President Biden to right the wrongs of this national tragedy.”
White House spox: Biden is “perfectly comfortable” with the American taxpayer funding cash payments for illegal immigrants. pic.twitter.com/6n9pVpmqbk— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) November 4, 2021
91: Biden Says Electric Cars Can Drive Across America On One TankPresident Joe Biden claimed electric cars can drive across America “on a single tank of gas.” The average electric car however, can only travel between 250 to 350 miles before a required charge, according to the University of California Davis’ Institute of Transportation Studies. A trip from Los Angeles to New York is nearly 2,800 miles. “You plug it in,” Biden said.
Joe Biden on electric cars:— The First (@TheFirstonTV) October 28, 2021
"When you buy an electric vehicle, you can go across America on a single tank of gas figuratively speaking. It's not gas. You plug it in." pic.twitter.com/uUPaaboBV6
90: Biden Claims Glenn Youngkin Sought To Ban BooksWhile campaigning for Democrat gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe in Virginia, President Joe Biden claimed Republican opponent Glenn Youngkin sought to ban books. “He’s gone from banning a woman’s right to choose to banning books written by Pulitzer Prize and Nobel Prize winning author, Toni Morrison,” Biden said in the Washington D.C. suburb of Arlington.
The bill Biden’s referring to however, would have made Morrison’s 1987 work, “Beloved,” optional for students based on parental consent. McAuliffe vetoed the bill as governor.
It appears Biden is being pretty liberal with his use of the word "ban." As the Washington Post noted earlier today, the bill in question had bipartisan support and would have given "parents the right to opt their children out of sexually explicit reading assignments." https://t.co/1ypIakOhdx— Philip Melanchthon Wegmann (@PhilipWegmann) October 27, 2021
89: Biden Claims He Has No Time to Visit the Southern BorderDuring his CNN town hall on Oct. 21, Biden claimed he has no time to visit the southern U.S. border. “I’ve been there before,” Biden said, echoing an excuse that was often used by his Vice President Kamala Harris before she was pressured into a quick trip. “And I haven’t — I mean, I know it well. I guess I should go down. But the — but the whole point of it is: I haven’t had a whole hell of a lot of time to get down. I’ve been spending time going around looking at the $900 billion worth of damage done by — by hurricanes and floods and — and weather, and traveling around the world.” Biden also used his wife, First Lady Jill Biden, and her visits to “both sides of the river,” the Rio Grande, as an excuse for his lack of presence. https://twitter.com/seanmdav/status/1451548730205908994?s=20 Despite Biden’s claims that he’s too busy with other important matters to deal with the unraveling border crisis in person, the president has taken multiple vacations and flies back to his home in Delaware nearly every weekend where he escapes the scrutiny of visitor logs and pressing White House responsibilities.
88: Biden Blames Staffing Shortage on COVID FearDuring the same CNN town hall, Biden overlooked his role in creating widespread staffing shortages by lining the pockets of Americans with federal dollars. Instead, he blamed the labor shortages on a lack of COVID-19 vaccine mandates and mitigation techniques. Not only did the president say people are “reluctant to go back to work because they’re afraid of COVID,” but he also claimed it’s because workers “are not required to wear masks, they’re not required to have shots.”
The economy under Biden is still a disaster and trying to recover from government-mandated lockdowns and unemployment benefits that have pushed key workers to stay home. Polling also shows a majority of Americans have been personally affected by the Biden administration’s supply chain crisis.
Joe Biden places the labor shortage blame squarely on the idea that people are "reluctant to go back to work because they're afraid of COVID," and "they're not required to wear masks, they're not required to have shots." pic.twitter.com/KgSUm8qwJQ— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) October 22, 2021
87: Biden Says COVID Vaccine Prevents Virus SpreadThe president falsely claimed in a speech justifying vaccine mandates that getting the COVID-19 vaccine prevents the spread of the virus from one person to another. “We’re making sure health care workers are vaccinated because if you seek care at a health care facility, you should have the certainty that the people providing that care are protected from COVID and cannot spread it to you,” Biden said. https://twitter.com/Breaking911/status/1446211115738931209?s=20
86: White House Says Biden’s Stance on Hyde Amendment Hasn’t ChangedWhite House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said that President Joe Biden “opposes the Hyde Amendment” and “that has not changed.”
While Biden may have been clear about his opposition to the Hyde Amendment in the expensive reconciliation bill, the president hasn’t always been against it. In July 2019, Biden’s now-vice president called him out for flip-flopping on the provision that stops taxpayer dollars from funding abortions. Biden originally expressed support for the amendment and even used his time as a senator to affirm it. During his presidential run in June 2019, Biden’s campaign announced he would uphold the Hyde Amendment, but when pro-abortionists pressured him, he reversed his position less than two days later.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki just told reporters that President Biden "opposes the Hyde Amendment."— House Republicans (@HouseGOP) October 4, 2021
The Hyde Amendment has saved nearly 2.5 MILLION lives from abortion. #HydeSavesLives pic.twitter.com/7t2c3pTgin
85: McKenzie Confirms Biden Lied About Troop Recommendations in AfghanistanGen. Kenneth McKenzie recommended thaat President Joe Biden maintain a military presence in Afghanistan contrary to Biden’s claims otherwise. “I recommended we keep 2,500 troops in Afghanistan,” McKenzie told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Sept. 28.
In an August interview with ABC News, Biden denied just that. “So no one told — your military advisers did not tell you, ‘No, we should just keep 2,500 troops. It’s been a stable situation for the last several years. We can do that. We can continue to do that’?” pressed George Stephanopoulos. “No,” the president said. “No one said that to me that I can recall.”
Gen. McKenzie: "I recommended we keep 2,500 troops in Afghanistan." Also says he predicted withdrawing them would cause the Afghan army to collapse and the Taliban taking over. Gen. Milley agrees.— Josh Rogin (@joshrogin) September 28, 2021
84: White House Claims ‘Build Back Better Agenda’ Costs NothingThe White House is claiming that Biden’s “Build Back Better Agenda” costs virtually nothing. “My Build Back Better Agenda costs zero dollars. Instead of wasting money on tax breaks, loopholes, and tax evasion for big corporations and the wealthy, we can make a once-in-a-generation investment in working America. And it adds zero dollars to the national debt,” Biden tweeted.
My Build Back Better Agenda costs zero dollars.— President Biden (@POTUS) September 26, 2021
Instead of wasting money on tax breaks, loopholes, and tax evasion for big corporations and the wealthy, we can make a once-in-a-generation investment in working America.
And it adds zero dollars to the national debt.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki repeated a similar claim in the press briefing room.
My Build Back Better Agenda will restore some semblance of fairness to our tax system. Because no teacher or firefighter should be paying more in taxes than an entire oil company.— President Biden (@POTUS) September 23, 2021
It’s got to change.
The corporate media latched onto the Biden administration’s narrative but, in reality, the plan costs more than the projected $3.5 trillion dollars over 10 years that Democrats are parading around. According to The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, true costs over a 10 year period total closer to $5 trillion or $5.5 trillion.
Psaki: “The reconciliation package will cost zero dollars.” Can someone, anyone challenge the administration on this?— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) September 27, 2021
AP headline parrots Biden's insane 'zero cost' line on $3.5T spending spree pic.twitter.com/vHQ0D87wO5— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) September 27, 2021
83: Biden Amplifies Border ‘Whip’ LiePresident Joe Biden deepened his administration’s lies that mounted Border Patrol agents used “whips” against Haitian migrants at the southern U.S. border on Friday by claiming that “people were being strapped” and run over by horses. “It was horrible to see. To see people treated like they did? Horses running them over? People being strapped? It’s outrageous,” Biden claimed. The president repeated the administration’s promise to conduct an investigation into the incident, which started after footage and photos on social media went viral, and said that the people involved “will pay.” The White House already announced that Border Patrol in Del Rio would no longer use horses.
The photographer who took some of the photos that circulated to further the false narrative admitted on Friday that he never saw Border Patrol use the leather against anyone. “I’ve never seen them whip anyone,” Paul Ratje told KTSM. “He was swinging it, but it can be misconstrued when you’re looking at the picture.”
Biden on the lie that border patrol were using whips on illegal immigrants at the border:— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) September 24, 2021
"To see people treated like they did? Horses running them over? People being strapped? It's outrageous. I promise you, those people will pay." pic.twitter.com/Jx79KoYTy9
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas previously said that despite viral claims amplified by the White House, Democrats, and the corporate media, Border Patrol agents were not whipping Haitian migrants who illegally crossed the border into the United States. One day later, Mayorkas changed his tune and told CNN viewers, “[I was] horrified by what I saw.” “One cannot weaponize a horse to aggressively attack a child. That is unacceptable. That is not what our policies and our training require. … Let me be quite clear: That is not acceptable,” Mayorkas claimed. “Any mistreatment or abuse of a migrant is unacceptable, is against Border Control policy, training, and our department’s values.”
NEW: The photographer who took the now infamous photos of mounted Border Patrol agents in Del Rio says he and his colleagues never saw agents whipping anyone and the photos are being misconstrued.— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) September 24, 2021
However, the false narrative is off and running. @FoxNews https://t.co/scwhoqOqYS
82: Biden Administration Scales Back COVID Treatments After Promising Them to StatesThe Biden administration is cutting back on sending free doses of monoclonal antibodies to red, southern states where they were used as a highly effective treatment for COVID-19 patients. In a new policy shift, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that the distribution of monoclonal antibodies to states will now be centralized, moving away from the previous process which was based on direct orders and demand — an action that will almost certainly cut the number of treatments sent to southern, Republican-led states. Days before the HHS announcement, Biden promised that the administration would “increase the average pace of shipment across the county of free monoclonal antibody treatments by another 50 percent.” The White House also pledged in the president’s “Path Out of the Pandemic” plan that the administration would implement this change in September. “Monoclonal antibody treatments have been shown to reduce the risk of hospitalization by up to 70% for unvaccinated people at risk of developing severe disease. As hospital systems experience increased COVID-19 cases, many have identified monoclonal antibody treatment as a key tool to improve health outcomes, prevent hospitalizations and reduce the strain on overburdened hospitals,” the plan reads.
The Biden COVID plan posted on the White House website on September 9 is even more clear. Said the 50% increase would be *in September*. It's still there!https://t.co/h6WSxhelHF pic.twitter.com/jsaZwTGp3q— Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) September 16, 2021
81: Biden Blames COVID-19 Case Spike on UnvaccinatedBiden blamed the United States’ most recent COVID-19 spike on people who haven’t received their dose of the shot. “This is a pandemic of the unvaccinated,” Biden said in a speech, also tweeting that “people are dying and will die from COVID-19 who don’t have to.” “If you haven’t gotten vaccinated, do it now. It could save your life and the lives of those you love,” he wrote.
By making this claim, Biden not only overlooked the fact that vaccinated people are still catching “breakthrough cases” of the virus, but he also ignored the role of natural immunity.
The pandemic of the unvaccinated is a tragedy that is preventable. People are dying and will die from COVID-19 who don't have to.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) September 8, 2021
If you haven't gotten vaccinated, do it now. It could save your life and the lives of those you love.
80: Biden Claims U.S. Electricity Will Be Net-Zero Emissions by 2020During a Sept. 7 tour of the storm devastation left by Hurricane Ida in the Northeast, President Biden pledged more aggressive action on climate change to reach net-zero electricity emissions by 2020. “We are determined that we are going to deal with climate change and have zero net emissions by 2050, by 2020 make sure all our electricity is zero emissions,” Biden said. The deadline for any 2020 goal, however, elapsed nine months ago.
Biden: “By 2020 [we’re going to] make sure all of our electricity is zero emissions" pic.twitter.com/MkF9MmTY2f— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) September 7, 2021
79: Biden Flip-Flops on Whether Life Begins at ConceptionIn his most recent flip-flop on abortion issues, Biden said he does not believe life begins at conception. “I respect those who believe life begins at the moment of conception and all, I respect that. Don’t agree, but I respect that. Not going to impose that on people,” he said.
In 2019, Biden said, “I’m prepared to accept for me, personally, doctrine of my church” when it comes to life and conception, “but I’m not prepared to impose that on every other person.”
BIDEN: "I respect those who believe that life begins at the moment of conception — I don't agree but I respect that."pic.twitter.com/OiATYRovzw— LifeNews.com (@LifeNewsHQ) September 3, 2021
Even earlier than that, in 2015, Biden claimed, “I’m prepared to accept that the moment of conception is a human life and being.” “But I’m not prepared to say that to other God-fearing, non-God-fearing people that have a different view,” he said before clarifying that he was “not prepared to impose” that doctrine on others.
A lot changed between 2019 and 2021, I guess. pic.twitter.com/3FvsYLhftj— Scot Bertram (@ScotBertram) September 3, 2021
In 2012, Biden told his vice-presidential debate opponent Paul Ryan that “with regard to abortion, I accept my church’s position on abortion as a — what we call de fide (doctrine?).” “Life begins at conception. That’s the church’s judgment. I accept it in my personal life,” Biden said.
Biden in 2015: "I'm prepared to accept that the moment of conception is a human life and being." pic.twitter.com/1ZPCVWjxJY— Mary Margaret Olohan (@MaryMargOlohan) September 3, 2021
78: Biden Claims He Visited Pittsburgh Synagogue After 2018 Mass MurderSpeaking before a group of Jewish leaders, Biden claimed that he visited the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh following the 2018 antisemitic attack on the worship site that left 11 people dead. “I remember spending time at the, you know, uh, going to, uh, the, you know, the Tree of Life synagogue, speaking with them,” he said.
The president’s claim was quickly deemed false, however, with Tree of Life Executive Director Barb Feige saying that Biden never visited the synagogue following the horrific 2018 attack. “Barb Feige, executive director of the Tree of Life, said that Biden did not visit the synagogue in the nearly three years since the anti-Semitic attack,” the New York Post reported. “In a phone interview, Feige, executive director since July 2019, said firmly that ‘no’ Biden didn’t visit, even before taking office when he had a lower public profile as a former vice president and then-Democratic presidential candidate.”
Here’s Joe Biden talking about visiting Tree of Life synagogue after the massacre there. The executive director of the synagogue says Biden is lying — he never visited. Totally normal. pic.twitter.com/GcFjU2u50i— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) September 2, 2021
77: Biden Backtracks on Promise to Stay in Afghanistan Until All Americans Get OutJust a couple of weeks before the last of U.S. troops left Afghanistan, Biden said, “Yes. … if there’s American citizens left, we’re going to stay until we get them all out.”
Less than 24 hours after the full troop withdrawal by the administration’s Aug. 31 deadline, however, the Pentagon confirmed that Americans are still “stranded” in Afghanistan. Estimates suggest that hundreds, possibly thousands, of U.S. citizens are now at the mercy of the Taliban.
STEPHANOPOULOS: Are you committed to making sure that the troops stay until every American who wants to be out is out?— JM Rieger (@RiegerReport) August 18, 2021
BIDEN: Yes. … if there’s American citizens left, we’re going to stay until we get them all out.pic.twitter.com/OgOowoNIES
Pentagon Spokesman, today: “We have Americans that get stranded in countries all the time”— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) August 31, 2021
Jen Psaki, August 23: "I think it's irresponsible to say Americans are stranded. They are not." pic.twitter.com/syyDJT9P6N
76: Biden Administration Claims It Has Taken Responsibility for Afghanistan CrisisSecretary of State Antony Blinken falsely claimed that the Biden administration has taken responsibility for the chaos ensuing in Afghanistan. “Is there anything about the shortcomings that have been so readily identified by all sorts of people that you guys are actually willing to take responsibility for yourselves?” one reporter asked. “I take responsibility, I know the President has said he takes responsibility, and I know all of my colleagues across government feel the same way,” Blinken said. “And I can tell you that there will be plenty of time to look back at the last six or seven months, to look back at the last 20 years, and to look to see what we might have done differently, what we might have done sooner, what we might have done more effectively. … There’s going to be, as I said, plenty of time to do an accounting of this.”
Not only has Biden deflected blame for the United States’ botched withdrawal from Afghanistan, but Politico reported that the White House and “administration allies have begun aggressively touting the success of their evacuation efforts in the war-torn country,” despite the near-universal consensus that the evacuation was a crisis. “They’ve framed the operation as historic — in line with the Berlin airlift — declared that they’re ‘over performing’ their own metrics, and trumpeted the president as ‘defying expectations,’” Politico added.
REPORTER TO BLINKEN: "Is there anything about the shortcomings that have been so readily identified by all sorts of people that you guys are actually willing to take responsibility for yourselves?" pic.twitter.com/vhYxkgtBDw— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) August 25, 2021
75: White House Denies That Any Americans Are Stranded in AfghanistanPress secretary Jen Psaki denied that the Americans who were left scrambling to leave Afghanistan following the collapse of the government and the Taliban’s takeover are “stranded.” “I think it’s irresponsible to say Americans are stranded. They are not,” Psaki said. “‘There are no Americans stranded’ is the White House’s official position on what’s happening in Afghanistan right now?” Fox News’s Peter Doocy asked. “I’m just calling you out for saying that we are stranding Americans in Afghanistan when we have been very clear that we are not leaving Americans who want to return home,” Psaki replied. “We are going to bring them home and I think that’s important for the American public to hear and understand.”
While the Pentagon and State Department have yet to announce just how many Americans are hoping to get out of Afghanistan and back to the states, thousands are still believed to be clamoring for evacuation.
PSAKI: "I think it's irresponsible to say Americans are stranded. They are not."— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) August 23, 2021
DOOCY: "'There are no Americans stranded' is the White House's official position on what's happening in Afghanistan right now?" pic.twitter.com/0FEq5VkO6V
Sort of makes their touting of total number evacuated less impressive when we have not idea how many of the 10,000-15,000 Americans remain stranded. https://t.co/XwRrRCJe8U— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) August 23, 2021
74: Biden Falsely Claims Governors Are Banning Masks in SchoolsBiden falsely claimed that governors are banning the use of masks in schools. “Unfortunately, as we have seen throughout this pandemic, some politicians are trying to turn public safety measures — children wearing masks in school — into political disputes for their own political gain. Some are even trying to take power away from local educators by banning masks in school. They are setting a dangerous tone,” he said.
While some Republican governors and legislatures have taken steps to ban mask mandates and face-covering requirements in government schools, no elected officials have enacted a ban on masks.
No governors are "banning masks in schools." https://t.co/48VPx1D0CD— Corey A. DeAngelis (@DeAngelisCorey) August 19, 2021
73: Biden Says US Has Afghanistan Crisis Under ControlBiden claimed the United States has the Afghanistan crisis under control. When interviewer George Stephanopoulos asked Biden about “those hundreds of people packed into a C-17” and “Afghans falling,” Biden not only lied that it was “four days ago, five days ago” but also angrily claimed that the U.S. quickly took control of the Kabul airport. “What did you think when you first saw those pictures?” Stephanopoulos asked. “What I thought was, we have to gain control of this, we have to move this more quickly. We have to move in a way in which we can take control of that airport. And we did,” Biden said.
George Stephanopoulos: “But we’ve all seen the pictures. We’ve seen those hundreds of people packed into a C-17. We’ve seen Afghans falling —“— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) August 18, 2021
Joe Biden: [Angrily cuts him off] “That was four days ago, five days ago.”
72: Biden Says There Are More Vaccinated People In The US Than the American PopulationPresident Biden falsely claimed that 350 million Americans are vaccinated despite the fact that there are approximately 330 million people in the United States. “We have roughly 350 million people vaccinated in the United States and billions around the world,” Biden confidently stated. Moments later, he checked his notes before doubling down on the lie again. “Well over — what’s the number again? I remind myself, 350 million Americans have already been vaccinated,” he repeated.
Joe Biden falsely claims AGAIN that 350 million Americans have been fully vaccinated. pic.twitter.com/wlpJ9e2G3m— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) August 6, 2021
71: Confused Biden Says He ‘Used to Drive an 18-Wheeler’During a visit to the Mack Truck facility in Pennsylvania, Biden claimed he “used to drive an 18-wheeler.” “I got to,” Biden said.
While newspaper records indicate Biden rode in a cargo truck for hundreds of miles to “observe truckers’ woes,” there is no evidence that he ever operated a truck himself.
Joe Biden, a career politician who has been in politics for 48 years, claims he "used to drive an 18 wheeler.” pic.twitter.com/eOXI9pwF2g— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) July 28, 2021
There is zero evidence that Biden "used to drive an 18 wheeler"— Zach Parkinson (@AZachParkinson) July 28, 2021
The extent of Biden's trucking experience is that he **rode in** a truck once, for one night in 1973 (he made sure to return home by plane though) https://t.co/p9sPMU20W3 pic.twitter.com/A7tmkoOSHB
70: Biden Claims He Was a Professor After the Obama Administration, but He Never Taught a ClassBiden claimed he was a professor in between his time as Obama’s vice president and his current tenure in the White House.
While Biden was named an honorary professor and led the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement, the Democrat never taught a class during those four years.
Biden says that he was a professor during the 4 years between being VP and POTUS— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) July 27, 2021
69: Biden Admin Mandates COVID Vaccines for Medical Employees Despite Pledging Not ToBiden’s Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough announced on Monday that he will mandate COVID-19 vaccines for health care employees working in Veteran Affairs. According to the press release, “each employee will have eight weeks to be fully vaccinated” before risking termination. In March, the White House pledged to leave vaccine passports to the “private sector.” “We expect … that a determination or development of a vaccine passport or whatever you want to call it will be driven by the private sector,” Psaki said. “Ours will more be focused on guidelines that can be used as a basis. There are a couple key principles that we are working from: one is that there will be no centralized, universal federal vaccinations database and no federal mandate requiring everyone to obtain a single vaccination credential; second, we want to encourage an open marketplace with a variety of private sector companies and nonprofit coalitions developing solutions; and third, we want to drive the market toward meeting public interest goals.”
68: Biden Claims You Can’t Get COVID if You’re VaccinatedDuring a presidential town hall hosted by CNN’s Don Lemon on July 21, Biden claimed you cannot contract COVID-19 if you’ve been fully vaccinated against the respiratory virus. “We don’t talk enough to you about this, I don’t think,” he said. “One last thing that’s really important is, we’re not in the position where we think that any virus, including the Delta virus, which is much more transmissible and more deadly in terms of unvaccinated people, the — the various shots that people are getting now cover that. You’re okay. You’re not going to — you’re not going to get COVID if you have these vaccinations.” https://twitter.com/Breaking911/status/1418017801437073411?s=20 According to the president’s own Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), however, this statement is patently false. “COVID-19 vaccines are effective,” the CDC website states. “However, a small percentage of people who are fully vaccinated will still get COVID-19 if they are exposed to the virus that causes it. These are called ‘vaccine breakthrough cases.’ This means that while people who have been vaccinated are much less likely to get sick, it will still happen in some cases. It’s also possible that some fully vaccinated people might have infections, but not have symptoms (asymptomatic infections). Experts continue to study how common these cases are.” Recent events have also shown Biden’s claim to be false. After flying to Washington, D.C., to protest an election integrity bill, at least six Texas Democrats tested positive for COVID-19 despite being fully vaccinated. Moreover, staffers in the White House and Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office tested positive despite full vaccination status.
67: Biden Denies that Proliferation of Government Money Is Jacking up PricesIn the same presidential town hall, Biden rejected the idea that the proliferation of government spending bills encouraged by the White House is responsible for climbing prices in the United States. “You’re pretty confident that inflation is temporary but you’re pumping all of this money into the economy. Couldn’t that add to—” Lemon started before the president interrupted him. “Look, here’s the deal. Moody’s today — a Wall Street firm, not some liberal think tank — said, if I pass the other two things I’m trying to get done, we will in fact reduce inflation, reduce inflation, reduce inflation. Because you’re going to be providing good opportunities and jobs for people who in fact are going to be reinvesting that money back in all the things we’re talking about. Driving down prices not raising prices. … I sincerely mean prices are up now. … It relates to what in fact is now needed because we’re growing,” Biden replied.
Despite Biden’s claims, economists and legislators have expressed concern that the influx of federal dollars into the economy via stimulus and other spending programs are causing prices of gas, food, and other goods to skyrocket.
Biden: Our multi trillion dollar spending bills “will reduce inflation, reduce inflation, reduce inflation" pic.twitter.com/NcKVVaBxxZ— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) July 22, 2021
66: Biden Denies Looming ‘Unchecked Inflation,’ His Treasury Secretary Says the OppositeBiden said the United States should not fear a near future of “unchecked inflation.” “There’s nobody suggesting there’s unchecked inflation on the way. No serious economist,” Biden said.
Hours later, however, Biden’s Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen expressed worries on CNBC that “we will have several more months of rapid inflation,” a concern echoed by other economists. https://twitter.com/PartymanRandy/status/1417160961258045443?s=20
Q: "At what point would you consider inflation unchecked…?"— Mona Salama (@MonaSalama_) July 19, 2021
Biden: "There’s nobody suggesting there’s unchecked inflation on the way. No serious economist. That’s totally different. Look, the stock market is higher than it has been in all of history. Even went down this month" pic.twitter.com/NLXCssisUX
65: Biden Delivers Lie-Riddled Speech Targeting GOP and Election IntegrityPresident Biden delivered a lie-riddled address targeting Republicans for blocking Democrats’ partisan election overhaul bill and working to substitute it with election integrity laws. One of his first falsities was that the Texas GOP’s attempts to pass election reforms would install “partisan poll watchers” to “intimidate voters.”
Biden also repeated the lie that voter ID laws and other election security measures are “21st century Jim Crow.” “It’s unrelenting, and we’re going to challenge it vigorously,” Biden said.
President Biden peddles the lie that Texas Republicans want to ensure they can send their people to the polls to intimidate voters (read: Black people) and prevent them from receiving ballots. pic.twitter.com/7uDLAYa19E— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) July 13, 2021
The president continued to claim that Republicans were leading the charge against voting rights but also said that “the fact that so many election officials across the country made it easier and safer for them to be able to vote in the middle of a pandemic was remarkable.”
BIDEN: "21st century Jim Crow assault is real. It's unrelenting, and we're going to challenge it vigorously." pic.twitter.com/bRd1zKOkEt— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) July 13, 2021
BIDEN: "The fact that so many election officials across the country made it easier and safer for them to be able to vote in the middle of a pandemic was remarkable.— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) July 13, 2021
As a result, in 2020, more people voted in America than ever, ever in the history of America…" pic.twitter.com/njxuTrKEDy
64: White House: Election Laws Are The ‘Worst Challenge To Our Democracy Since Civil War’Press Secretary Jen Psaki repeated the lie that state elections laws are the “worst challenge to our democracy since the Civil War.” After a reporter asked Psaki about the Biden administration’s response to the onslaught of election integrity laws, the press secretary listed off a series of bullet points that the president intends to do to fight back against “voter suppression.” “He will highlight the work of the administration against this, the necessity of passing the ‘For The People Act’ and the ‘John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act’ and how we need to work together with civil rights organizations to build as broad a turnout and voter education system to overcome the worst challenge to our democracy since the Civil War,” she said. “This is an opportunity for him to make the case to the American people about how this is a fundamental right.”
.@PressSec says the "onslaught of voter suppression laws" in red states are "the worst challenge to our democracy since the Civil War." pic.twitter.com/k1wzq3GWjv— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) July 12, 2021
63: Biden Claims He Was An All-Star Player At Congressional Baseball Game Where He Went 0-2President Biden told a story on how he hit a ball 358 feet at his second congressional baseball game while hosting the LA Dodgers at the White House on July 2. The only problem: Biden, a freshman Senator from Delaware at the time in 1974, went 0-2 at the game. “Biden was decked out in Phillies home pinstripes last night as he went 0-for-2 (groundout, strikeout) in the Democrats’ 7-3 loss to the Republicans in the national annual congressional baseball game at Memorial Stadium,” read local coverage of the event.
In 1975, Biden was so good he "got stuck in traffic" and didn't start— Zach Parkinson (@AZachParkinson) July 2, 2021
But he did make sure his press team reached out to Delaware's Morning News to issue a correction so everyone knew he actually "played" in the game pic.twitter.com/rSJ8drCWlm
62: Biden Claims That Tuskegee Airman Were Experimented On by U.S. GovernmentWhile speaking at a North Carolina event on COVID-19 vaccination efforts, President Joe Biden falsely claimed that vaccine hesitancy among black Americans stemmed from past experimentation by the U.S. government on the Tuskegee Airman. “The reason why it’s been harder to get African Americans, initially, to get vaccinated because they are used to being experimented on — the Tuskegee Airmen and others,” Biden said.
The Tuskegee Airman were the first group of African-American fighter pilots that served in the Army Air Corps throughout World War II. The Airmen were not connected to the Tuskegee Syphilis Study, wherein over 600 black men were experimented on by the U.S. government to “observe the progression of a number of diseases, particularly syphilis, untreated in black males.” Biden also made the same false claim in May 2021 during an interview with YouTuber Jackie Aina.
BIDEN: "It's awful hard as well to get Latinx vaccinated… Why? They're worried they'll be vaccinated and deported." pic.twitter.com/gt2mcuAGB2— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) June 24, 2021
61: Border Lead Kamala Harris Claims It Was ‘Always The Plan’ To Visit BorderDuring her trip to the border in El Paso, TX after delaying a visit for more than 90 days, Vice President Kamala Harris claimed that it was “always the plan” to address the effects as well as the “root causes” of Biden’s border crisis. “I said back in March that I was gonna come to the border so this is not a new plan,” Biden’s border lead told reporters.
Despite her claims, Harris was not always set on visiting the border. Not only did her own spokesperson say in March that there were no plans for the VP to make a trip to the border in the “near future,” but Harris also laughed off or became defensive when reporters asked her any questions about whether she planned to address the influx of illegal aliens and less-than poor conditions in detention centers for migrant children. Harris also repeated the lie that it’s not her “first trip” to the border during this administration. The last times the vice president visited the border was before she was elected in October when she campaigned in McAllen, TX and in 2018 when, as a Senator, Harris protested the Trump administration’s immigration policies in San Diego.
REPORTER: "Why did you decide that right now was the right time to make your first trip to the border?"— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) June 25, 2021
KAMALA: "Well, it's not my first trip… I said back in March I was going to come to the border so this is not a new plan." pic.twitter.com/haqOam6Xvb
60: Biden Says High Gun Violence In Cities With Tough Gun Laws Is FalseDuring his remarks on the rise in violent crime, Biden claimed that areas of the US with the strictest gun laws don’t have the highest violent crime rates. “The gun lobby wants you to believe that cities that have the toughest gun laws still have the highest rates of gun violence … don’t believe it,” the president claimed without evidence.
Data, however, shows that even those states that leftist gun control groups have ranked as stricter on firearms experience high levels of the firearm death rate. Even though states such as California, New York, Illinois, and Maryland pride themselves on having more restrictions on firearms than most places in the country, they still experience high levels of gun violence and deaths.
BIDEN: "The gun lobby wants you to believe that cities that have the toughest gun laws still have the highest rates of gun violence…don't believe it." pic.twitter.com/Vq1flUq1Gm— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) June 23, 2021