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Here’s The Full List Of Every Lie Joe Biden Has Told As President: 249 And Counting

Here is part three of The Federalist’s rigorous coverage keeping the Biden administration accountable with substantive fact-checking.

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Updated Sept. 15, 2023. Two hundred forty-nine lies and counting. 

More than two years into President Joe Biden’s time in the White House and the end to his lies is nowhere in sight. Here is part three of The Federalist’s rigorous coverage keeping the Biden administration accountable with substantive fact-checking throughout the president’s tenure. 

You can find part two of “The Full List Of Every Lie Joe Biden Has Told As President” here.

249. Biden Says He Taught At Classes At The University Of Pennsylvania

During a Sept. 14 speech, Biden claimed he taught “political theory” at the University of Pennsylvania. Despite being named an honorary professor and receiving nearly $1 million from the university, there is no evidence Biden ever taught classes at UPenn.

248. Biden Says He Visited Ground Zero Day After 9/11/2001

During a 9/11 remembrance speech in Anchorage, Alaska, Biden claimed he visited ground zero just one day after terrorists crashed into the twin towers.

“Ground zero in New York — I remember standing there the next day and looking at the building. And I felt like I was looking through the gates of hell,” Biden said.

At the time, Biden was a U.S. senator from Delaware. He was one of the hundreds of members of Congress who convened in Washington D.C. on Sept. 12, 2001 to condemn the attack.

Biden’s 2007 memoir “Promises To Keep” confirms his presence at the Capitol on Sept. 12, 2001, not at ground zero.

The White House, when confronted with Biden’s lie, offered corporate mediaphoto of Biden touring the destruction nine days after the attack.

247. Biden Claims Half his House ‘Almost Collapsed’ After a Fire

During an Aug. 30 press conference addressing Hurricane Idalia, Biden falsely claimed he and his family couldn’t live at their home “for about seven months” after a lightning strike and subsequent fire.

“Lightning struck my house. We had to the be out of that house for about seven months while it was repaired because so much damage was done to the house and half the house almost collapsed,” the president claimed.

A quick scroll through this lie tracker demonstrates this isn’t the first time Biden has issued this made-up story. According to an Associated Press report, the lightning strike Biden often refers to caused a “small” kitchen fire at his Delaware home in 2004 and was contained by firefighters within 20 minutes.

246. Biden Claims He Convinced Strom Thurmond To Support The Civil Rights Act

During an Aug. 28 White House event, Biden falsely claimed he “literally, not figuratively,” talked former South Carolina Sen. Strom Thurmond into “voting for the Civil Rights Act” before the latter died.

There are numerous holes in the president’s baseless claim, the first of which is the fact that Biden was only 21 years old when the Civil Rights Act passed on June 19, 1964. Biden wasn’t elected to the U.S. Senate until he was 29. Moreover, Thurmond not only voted against the 1964 Civil Rights Act; he died decades after the measure’s passage (in 2003).

245. Biden Claims His House Was Lost in a Fire

In an Aug. 21 attempt to compare his own experiences to the suffering endured by the victims of the Maui wildfires, Biden claimed he and first lady Jill Biden know “what it’s like to lose a home” by repeating a made-up story about a house fire at one of his residences nearly 20 years ago. According to a 2004 Associated Press report, the “small” kitchen fire at Biden’s Delaware home was caused by a lightning strike and contained by firefighters within 20 minutes.

244. Biden Pretends He Saw Pittsburgh Bridge Collapse

In an economic-themed speech in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Aug. 15, Biden told attendees that he saw a Pittsburgh bridge crumble in 2022.

“I watched that bridge collapse,” Biden said. “I got there and saw it collapse.”

The catastrophe, which left nearly a dozen injured, happened “hours before” Biden arrived in the city to give a talk on infrastructure.

243. Biden Caught In Inflation Lie

Biden repeatedly told Americans in the summer of 2022 that the Democrats’ ill-named “Inflation Reduction Act” was “the strongest bill you can pass” to “lower inflation.”

After 12 more months of rising inflation, Biden announced on August 10, 2023 that his pet legislation was not designed to reduce inflation.

“I wish I hadn’t called it that because it has less to do with reducing inflation than it does to do with dealing with providing for alternatives that generate economic growth,” Biden admitted at a fundraiser event.


242. Biden Claims Credit for Job Creation After Covid Lockdowns

The White House has been quick to claim credit for “jobs created” in the aftermath of coronavirus closures.

A majority of those jobs, however, credited to “Bidenomics,” are the result of jobs coming back once the economy reopened. In fact, according to the Committee to Unleash Prosperity, “Trump’s job record after 30 months in office was 46,000 per month HIGHER than Biden’s — or by 36 percent.”

241. Biden Claims There Are Nine Wonders of the World

While speaking at an event on Aug. 8, 2023, Biden falsely claimed the Grand Canyon is “one of the earth’s nine wonders — wonders of the world.”

First, there are only Seven Wonders of the World, not nine. Secondly, the Grand Canyon is not considered to be one of them.

240. Biden Claims He Ended Cancer

While speaking at a White House event on July 25, 2023, Biden claimed that his administration “ended cancer as we know it.”

“I said I’d cure cancer they looked at me like, why cancer? Because we can. We ended cancer as we know it,” the president said.

Contrary to Biden’s incorrect assertion, there is currently no known cure for cancer.

239. Biden Falsely Claims Real Wage Gains Since Covid

On July 16, Biden claimed on Twitter that “real wages for the American worker is higher” than pre-pandemic wages, with “lower wage workers seeing the largest gains.”

Prior to the Covid lockdowns, real wages adjusted for inflation were higher than today, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Real wages in March of 2020 were $11.12, while as of July 12, 2023, the BLS reported real wages were $11.05. Real wages for nonsupervisory positions did rise over the same period, however, from $9.59 to $9.68.

As Biden’s tweet said, “That’s Bidenomics.”

238. Biden Takes Credit For Trump’s Suicide Hotline

In a July 16 tweet, Biden claimed it was “our Administration’s 988 suicide and crisis hotline” that is responsible for helping “5 million Americans when they needed it most.”

Affixed to the inaccurate statement was a Twitter “community note” declaring that it was under former President Donald Trump that 988 was designated the universal number for those experiencing a mental health crisis and suicide ideation.

237. Biden Falsifies Job Creation Record

Biden claimed in a July 7, 2023, tweet his administration has overseen “[m]ore jobs added [to the U.S. economy] in two and a half years than any president has ever created in a four-year term.” The claim was accompanied by a graphic, which reads, “13.2 million jobs added under President Biden” and “13.2 million reasons Bidenomics is working.”

Contrary to the president’s claim, his administration has not “created” 13.2 million jobs. Biden is conflating the jobs recovered after the country emerged from Covid lockdowns with actual, new jobs created. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 158.7 million Americans were employed in February 2020, before the pandemic hit. As of June 2023, roughly 161 million were employed, meaning there’s only been a net gain of about 2.3 million jobs since February 2020.

It’s also worth mentioning that the jobs recovery began under former President Donald Trump, not Biden.

236. Biden Fabricates Manufacturing Success

President Biden routinely boasts about his administration’s success in driving a boom in American manufacturing.

“While our work isn’t finished, Bidenomics is already delivering for the American people,” the White House said in late June. “Our economy has added more than 13 million jobs — including nearly 800,000 manufacturing jobs — and we’ve unleashed a manufacturing and clean energy boom.”

A chart from the Department of the Treasury, however, dispels the administration’s myth of a domestic renaissance in manufacturing. While the administration has pumped billions of taxpayer dollars into the industry, the trajectory for construction spending remains virtually unchanged when inflation is taken into account.

“Nominal construction spending has risen consistently since the onset of the pandemic, but much of this increase is attributable to a sharp rise in the increase of both labor and materials costs in constructions,” the Treasury Department explained.

235. Biden Doubles Down On Deals Lie

When asked on June 26, 2023 whether he ever lied about “never speaking to Hunter about his business deals,” President Joe Biden replied “No.”

Biden’s repeated denial comes after years of mounting evidence suggests the Biden family leveraged their patriarch’s position in the White House to line their pockets with foreign cash.

It also comes mere days after text messages detailing Hunter Biden’s threat to a Chinese Communist Party official that “my father…the man sitting next to me and every person he knows” could “hold a grudge” if “promises and assurances that have been made that have not been kept.”

“I am sitting here with my father and we would like to understand why the commitment made has not been fulfilled,” the message, uncovered in an IRS whistleblower testimony last week, reads. “I am very concerned that the Chairman has either changed his mind and broken our deal without telling me or that he is unaware of the promises and assurances that have been made that have not been kept.”

234. Biden Tells His Naval Academy Tale Again

While speaking at the Air Force Academy’s June 1, 2023, graduation ceremony, Biden claimed he “applied to the Naval Academy” and “was picked by a senator,” despite there being no evidence those things happened. He told a similar tale last year at the Naval Academy’s graduation ceremony, when he claimed he was “appointed to the [U.S. Naval] Academy in 1965.” That narrative was obviously false, as Biden graduated from the University of Delaware in 1965.

233. Biden Says He Has ‘Four Granddaughters’

President Biden said he has “four granddaughters” but he actually has five.

232. Biden Says RNC Chair Claimed U.S. Debt Default Was Good For Republicans

During a May 24 Fox News interview, Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel was asked by host Martha MacCallum about the upcoming 2024 presidential race. In her response, McDaniel raised several examples of Biden’s flailing presidency — including the commander-in-chief’s refusal to negotiate with House Republicans on the debt ceiling — and indicated any potential default on the debt would be Biden’s fault.

“You look at us about to default, and you see that president took 90 days out from negotiating. He refused to come to the table with Republicans,” McDaniel said. “Republicans have put a plan on the table and this is an MIA president when it comes to problems that the American people are facing — whether it’s energy independence, whether it’s fentanyl, whether it’s a broken border, whether it’s crime surging in our streets.”

“This is a president that is failing the American people. So I think that bodes very well for the Republican field,” she added.

Biden shared a graphic on Twitter the following day with an intentionally distorted and untrue headline that reads, “RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel Says Possible U.S. Default ‘Bodes Very Well for the Republican Field’ in 2024.”

“It sounds like the head of the Republican Party thinks that’s a price worth paying to elect Republicans,” the president tweeted over a month after House Republicans passed a bill raising the debt ceiling.

231. Biden Says Son Died in Iraq

President Joe Biden said his son died in Iraq again at a May 18 speech to troops in Japan.

“My son was a major in the U.S. Army,” Biden said. “We lost him in Iraq.”

Biden’s son, Beau, died of brain cancer in 2015, four years after the war in Iraq ended in 2011.

230. Biden Claims He Formed the Quad Alliance

While speaking at the G7 Summit in Hiroshima, Japan, on May 21, Biden claimed he created the “Quad,” an alliance between the U.S., Japan, Australia, and India.

“I doubt many people … would’ve said that two years after being elected, I’d be able to convince India, Australia, Japan, and the United States to form an organization called the Quad,” Biden said.

Despite Biden’s fantastical assertion, the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (“the Quad”) was formally initiated in 2007, with assistance from former Vice President Dick Cheney, and re-established in 2017 during the Trump administration.

229. Biden White House Claims Illegal Border Crossing Down by ‘90 Percent’

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said on Monday, May 1 that under Biden, illegal border crossings are down “by more than 90 percent.”

Contrary to the White House’s claims, illegal border crossings are increasing and have been at historic highs since Biden took office. In 2022 alone, more than 2 million migrants were caught trying to sneak across the U.S.-Mexico border.

When confronted by Fox News’s Peter Doocy on May 2 about the inaccurate data she shared, KJP doubled down.

228. Biden Claims He Has Six Grandchildren

During a “Take Your Child to Work Day” event on April 27, 2023, Biden falsely claimed he had six grandchildren.

“I have six grandchildren. And I’m crazy about them. I speak to them every single day, not a joke,” Biden said. “As a matter of fact, I just got finished going through the calls. And only one of them answered the phone.”

Biden actually has seven grandchildren. Four years ago, the president’s son, Hunter Biden, fathered a daughter out-of-wedlock with a stripper. Hunter has since been fighting in court with the girl’s mother to prevent his daughter from taking the Biden surname.

227. Biden Says He Was Born in the Same Hospital Where His Grandfather Died

During an April 25, 2023, speech at the Washington Hilton, Biden claimed he was born in the same hospital his grandfather had died in two weeks prior.

“My grandpop, who I never met, died in the same hospital I was born in two weeks before I was born,” he said. “My grandpop was, as they say in Maryland, from ‘Baltimer.’”

According to The Baltimore Sun, however, the president’s grandfather, Joseph H. Biden, died in Maryland in September 1941 — over a year before President Joseph R. Biden was born in Pennsylvania.

226. Biden Says He’s Done More Than Any Other President to Lower Energy Costs

President Biden said at a March 9, 2023 speech in Philadelphia that he’s taken “the most aggressive action ever — in all of history in any country — to take on the climate crisis by lowering your home energy bills.”

According to the Labor Department, home energy prices are up more than 23 percent from the month Biden took office.

225. Biden Says Republicans Are Behind ‘Defund Police’

President Biden also claimed in Philadelphia that “MAGA Republicans are calling for defunding the police department.”

In 2020, polling showed defunding police was a majority opinion among Democrats. The Biden White House has tried to flip the script on who wanted to defund police before.

224. Biden Says He Was ‘Involved’ in Civil Rights Movement

Biden repeated the lie about his involvement in the civil rights movement at a White House event honoring Black History Month.

“As my buddy from Delaware can tell you, when you’re involved in the civil rights movement as a kid in high school,” Biden said, going on to ramble about how he was a teenage activist.

During his 1970s campaign for president, however, Biden disputed his participation in the movement.

“I was not an activist,” Biden said at a Washington press conference in September 1978. “I worked at an all-black swimming pool in the east side of Wilmington, Delaware. I was involved in what they were thinking, what they were feeling. I was involved, but I was not out marching. I was not down in Selma, I was not anywhere else.”

Federalist Senior Editor David Harsanyi also outlined Biden’s close alliances with segregationist senators here.

223. Chuck Schumer Is Minority Leader

Before his State of the Union speech even began, Biden greeted Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer as “Senate minority leader.” Schumer has been the majority leader since Biden took office in 2021.

222. More Jobs Created in Two Years Than Any Other President

“I actually created, with the help of many people in this room, 12 million new jobs,” Biden said during his State of the Union address. “More jobs created in two years than any president has created in four years. Because of you.”

Biden didn’t create new jobs, as he often likes to claim. 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 Covid-19.

221. Fastest Growth in 40 Years

On Feb. 7, 2023, during his annual speech to Congress, Biden repeated his infamous lie that he initiated the “fastest job growth in 40 years.”

Records show, however, that employment from May 2020 to January 2021 under Trump grew by 12.5 million. During approximately that same time period, the unemployment rate also declined by 8.3 percent.

In January alone, American payroll jobs under Biden fell by more than 2.5 million.

220. Inflation Is ‘Coming Down’

Another lie Biden repeated during his State of the Union address is that inflation in the U.S. “is coming down.”

Yet, two years after the president greenlit the beginning of Democrats’ expensive spending spree, Americans are suffering from gas prices still well above $3 per gallon, weathering a recession, and paying 60 percent more for eggs than they did in 2021. Biden may not be responsible for the fastest job growth in the last four decades, but inflation under his watch rose at its fastest rate in 40 years.

[READ: Biden, Media Taunt Struggling Americans By Insisting 6.5% Inflation Is A Good Thing]

Biden tried to blame the nation’s economic misfortune on the pandemic and the “unfair and brutal war in Ukraine,” but the truth is, inflation in the U.S. directly coincides with the time he took office.

219. Democracy Faced ‘Greatest Threat Since Civil War’ on Jan. 6

President Biden forgot about the attacks on Pearl Harbor, 9/11, and the repeat episodes of violence at the Capitol when he claimed at the 2023 State of the Union that the riot on Jan. 6, 2021, was the “greatest threat since the Civil War.” 

Biden made the same hyperbolic claim at his first State of the Union address before Congress in April 2021. 

[READ: Jan. 6 Is Important Because It’s Epiphany, Not The Solemn Anniversary Of A Fake Insurrection]

218. I’m Responsible for the Largest Deficit in U.S. History

Biden wants to take credit for cutting the national deficit “by more than $1.7 trillion — the largest deficit reduction in American history” in his first two years in office.

“Under the previous administration, America’s deficit went up four years in a row. Because of those record deficits, no president added more to the national debt in any four years than my predecessor,” Biden said at the 2023 State of the Union.

The truth is, federal spending under Biden increased more than $10 trillion since his first month in office. That’s more than any other president spent in his first two years in U.S. history.

217. Republicans Are Trying to Cut Social Security

Biden pledged to halt desperately needed cuts to bloated entitlement programs as Congress debates raising the debt ceiling.

“If anyone tries to cut Social Security,” the president said during his annual address to Congress, “I will stop them. And if anyone tries to cut Medicare, I will stop them.”

The Democrats’ reconciliation bill passed last summer, however, raided nearly $300 billion from Medicare to boost insurance companies by removing leverage from negotiations on drug prices. 

216. Fires Have Burned an Area the Size of Missouri

President Biden tried to claim during his State of the Union speech that more wood had been burned by forest fires than the area of the entire state of Missouri. 

“More timber has been burned than I’ve observed from helicopters than the entire state of Missouri,” Biden said.

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In 2022, however, 7.5 million acres burned, according to the National Interagency Fire Center. Missouri’s forests span 14 million acres, and the state itself is 44.6 million acres large. 

The remark appears to have been made off-script according to what the White House released as the president’s prepared speech.

215. Biden Repeats Claim that Fast-Food Workers Sign Noncompete Agreements  

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy could be seen chuckling in the background at the State of the Union when Biden complained that fast-food workers were signing noncompete agreements with employers. 

“A cashier at a burger place can’t walk across town and take the same job at another burger place and make a few bucks more,” Biden said. 

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Biden made the same claim at a business roundtable in July 2020, earning the then-candidate a “false” rating from PolitiFact. 

214. Biden Blames Crime Wave on Covid After Democrats Defunded Police 

During the 2023 State of the Union, Biden blamed the coronavirus lockdowns for the nation’s recent crime wave. 

Covid left scars, the president said, “like the spike in violent crime in 2020, the first year of the pandemic.”

It was the Democrats’ rush to “defund police,” however, that left cities and neighborhoods vulnerable to criminals who remained free to roam the streets. Democrats in Minneapolis, Los Angeles, and New York cut police funding by hundreds of millions of dollars over the course of the social justice fever that took over the country. More than a dozen cities saw the highest homicide rates ever reported as a result. 

According to a poll from Politico last year, 3 in 4 Americans blamed the crime spree on the efforts to defund police.

213. I Re-Upped Funding for Cancer Research

One of Biden’s top priorities going into his 2023 State of the Union speech was his “Cancer Moonshot” initiative, which allocates funding to cancer research and care.

“Jill and I reignited the Cancer Moonshot that President Obama asked me to lead,” Biden said.

Biden may have restarted the program to “provide more support for patients and families,” but it was his pet legislation, the ill-named Inflation Reduction Act, that cut cancer research spending by nine times as much as his program is supposed to put toward it.

212. Immigration ‘Reform’ Will Secure the Border  

During his annual address to Congress, Biden pointed to his “new border plan” as evidence that he’s finally doing something about the millions of illegal border crossers flooding the U.S.

But his plan to grant “legal” status to illegal border crossers from Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Venezuela only emboldens corrupt cartels and does nothing to stop the pipeline of fentanyl responsible for taking American lives, something several hecklers pointed out during his speech.

Biden said his “comprehensive immigration reform” would “fix” the national security threat that American border woes have become. In reality, that legislation would only encourage the millions of migrants overwhelming Border Patrol agents to keep paying the criminal organizations that control northern Mexico to escort them to the U.S.

211. Mass Shootings Went Down After Assault Weapons Ban

Biden claimed during the State of the Union that the federal assault weapons ban, which barred the manufacturing of semi-automatic rifles for civilian use from 1994 to 2004, caused mass shootings to drop.

“In the 10 years the ban was law, mass shootings went down. After Republicans let it expire, mass shootings tripled,” Biden said.

That’s a lie based on a flawed study that claimed the ban reduced mass shooting deaths. Accurate data recorded during the ban shows that more so-called mass shootings occurred during the firearm prohibition. Even after the ban expired, mass shootings did not increase, as Democrats suggested they would.

210. Life-Saving Pro-Life Laws Are Extreme

During his State of the Union address, Biden wrongfully characterized pro-life legislation in several red states as “extreme” for limiting women’s ability to kill their unborn babies.

“Already, more than a dozen states are enforcing extreme abortion bans,” he said.

In reality, it’s Biden’s abortion-on-demand throughout all nine of months of pregnancy agenda that is extreme. New polling suggests 7 in 10 Americans support limiting abortion to the first three months of pregnancy.

Biden also criticized Republicans for trying to pass what he said is a “national abortion ban.”

As pro-life organization Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America noted, the GOP has not proposed a total ban on abortions. It has just worked to bring U.S. abortion law up to speed with other civilized countries, which recognize abortion beyond 15 weeks gestation as a barbaric practice.

209. ‘I’m Here to Be President for All Americans’

In addition to promising unity via bipartisan cooperation, Biden falsely claimed during his address to Congress on Feb. 7, 2023, that he is “here to be president for all Americans.”

Yet the few times Biden gave formal addresses in 2022, he demonized the half of the country that didn’t vote for him. His smears against “MAGA Republicans” shows he has no tolerance for conservative voters or their values.

A president for all wouldn’t sic his Department of Justice on parents concerned that their children’s education stays indoctrination free or a pro-life father who rightfully defended his son from a deranged abortion activist.

208. Biden Claims ‘No’ Blame For Inflation

Biden refuses to take responsibility for the inflation crippling the nation despite its clear connection to his administration and policies.

“Do you take any blame for inflation?” a reporter asked the president on Feb. 3, 2023.

“Do I take any blame for inflation? No,” Biden replied.

“Why not?” the reporter countered.

“It was already here when I got here, man! Remember what the economy was like when I got here?” Biden asked.

The economy before Biden’s inauguration may have suffered from government-mandated lockdowns, but that suffering drastically increased in March of 2021 shortly after Biden took office, when the new administration greenlit Congress’s $1.9 trillion spending bill.

Since then, inflation rose at its fastest rate in 40 years and still hovers far above pre-pandemic price hikes.

207. Biden Says He Began Career as Civil Rights Activist

President Biden told congregants at Georgia’s Ebenezer Baptist Church on the Sunday before Martin Luther King Jr. Day that he began his career as a mid-20th-century civil rights activist. Biden said he “started off as a 22-year-old kid on the east side in the civil rights movement.”

On his first campaign for president, however, Biden disputed his participation in the movement.

“I was not an activist,” Biden said at a Washington press conference in September 1978. “I worked at an all-black swimming pool in the east side of Wilmington, Delaware. I was involved in what they were thinking, what they were feeling. I was involved, but I was not out marching. I was not down in Selma, I was not anywhere else.”

206. Biden Says He Went to a Black Church as a Teen

President Biden also told congregants at the Ebernezer Baptist Church that he went to a predominantly black church as a teenager.

Members of the president’s supposed former church, however, don’t remember him.

205. Biden Claims He Taught Classes at UPenn

While speaking at the North America Leaders’ Summit in Mexico City on Jan. 10, Biden claimed he was a professor at the University of Pennsylvania “four years after being vice president.” While Biden was paid nearly $1 million by the university, he reportedly never taught a class there.

204. Biden Blames J6 Rioters for Capitol Police Officer’s Death

During an overtly political speech marking the two-year anniversary of the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol, Biden falsely claimed that Officer William “Billy” Evans died as a result of “threats by these sick [Jan. 6] insurrectionists.”

Contrary to the president’s assertion, Evans was killed three months after the Jan. 6 riot in April 2021 by a Nation of Islam supporter who killed the officer by running him down with a car. The instance marks the second occasion in which Biden has conflated Evans’s death with the events of Jan. 6.

203. Biden Says Guns’ Only Use Is to ‘Kill People’

In a commemorative statement honoring the victims of the Sandy Hook shooting, Biden falsely claimed that the only use for weapons like those used in the shooting is to “kill people.”

“I am determined to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines like those used at Sandy Hook and countless other mass shootings in America,” Biden said in an official statement. “Enough is enough. Our obligation is clear. We must eliminate these weapons that have no purpose other than to kill people in large numbers.”

Americans have and use guns for a variety of reasons including hunting, range shooting, collecting, deterrence, and protection. In some cases, the guns that Biden refers to as “assault weapons” are more effective at activities like hog hunting than other types of firearms.

Additionally, those who use guns as self-defense tools are taught not “shoot to kill,” but only to shoot if necessary to stop, slow, or disarm someone who is threatening their life.

202. Biden Accuses Republicans of Suppressing Voters

“They are trying to succeed where they failed in 2020,” Biden said during a speech at Union Station in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 2, 2022. “To suppress the right of voters and subvert the electoral system itself. That means denying your right to vote and deciding whether your vote even counts. Instead of waiting until the election is over, or starting well before restarting now. They’ve emboldened violence and intimidation of voters and election officials. It is estimated that the more than 300 election denier on the ballot all across America this year.”

In reality, it’s Democrats and Democrat operatives such as Marc Elias who oppose Republican-led election integrity laws around the nation and conservative attempts to make voting safer and more secure.

In Georgia, where Biden encouraged businesses to boycott the state over its “Jim Crow 2.0” election integrity law in 2021, early voters are turning out in record numbers. Even during early voting in the primaries, Georgia’s non-white voter turnout boomed.

201. White House Says Biden ‘Always Condemned Political Violence’

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told a room full of corporate media reporters on Nov. 2, 2022, that Biden “has always, always condemned political violence.”

“It doesn’t matter, again, if you’re a Republican, an independent, or a Democrat,” Jean-Pierre said.

Biden has, however, failed to equally apply his condemnation of political violence.

When radical abortion activists violently attacked at least 75 life-saving pregnancy centers and pro-life groups, assaulted at least 89 Catholic churches, and threatened to harm Republican-nominated justices following the Supreme Court’s Dobbs v. Jackson opinion leak, Biden failed to personally address it.

Biden was also silent when climate rioters led an insurrection at the Department of the Interior in October 2021.

Even before his presidency, Biden neglected to quickly condemn the rioters, looters, and vandals who inflicted billions of dollars worth of damage on the nation’s cities in 2020. It took Biden months to condemn those attacks. He was also silent when Democrats such as Hillary Clinton, Cory Booker, and Maxine Waters urged violence against Trump and his supporters.

200. Biden Says Incomes Outpaced Inflation Last Quarter

“Although it may not feel that way, people’s incomes went up the last quarter more than inflation. Economic growth is up, price inflation is down, real incomes are up, and gas prices are down,” Biden said during a gubernatorial campaign event for Charlie Crist in Florida.

While inflation was up a reported 8.2 percent in September, wages and salaries only increased by 5.1 and 4.2 percent since September of last year.

199. Biden Says He Attended HBCU

During a Democrat campaign event in Florida, Biden said he received his education at a historically black college or university, or HBCU.

“I’m a big fan of HBCUs. I got my start at one of those other HBCUs, Delaware State University,” Biden told a cheering crowd.

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Biden earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware and his law degree from Syracuse University, neither of which are HBCUs.

198. Biden Falsely Claims His Son Died in the Iraq War

Biden incorrectly claimed his son died in Iraq, presumably during the Iraq War.

“Inflation is a worldwide problem right now because of a war in Iraq. … Excuse me the war in Ukraine. I’m thinking of Iraq because that’s where my son died.”

Biden’s son Beau did die — but of brain cancer. Beau passed away in the United States in 2015, nearly four years after the end of the Iraq War in 2011.

197. Biden Says U.S. Has ‘Lowest Inflation Rate’ Globally

During a speech on Nov. 1, Biden incorrectly claimed the United States has “the lowest inflation rate of almost any country in the world.”

As of September, the rate of inflation in the U.S. is 8.2 percent. Even though countries use different measures to calculate their inflation rates, the U.S. still had a larger increase in the cost of goods and services than many developed countries including Canada (6.9 percent), Japan (3 percent), Australia (7.3 percent), and Italy (5.79).

While many countries around the globe are suffering from price hikes, the U.S. inflation rate quadrupled, rising faster than Germany, Norway, the United Kingdom, Canada, Austria, the Czech Republic, France, Brazil, New Zealand, Mexico, Poland, South Africa, Japan, India, China, and others

196. Biden Blames ‘Soaring’ Gas Prices on Putin (Again)

“Putin’s invasion of Ukraine in March sent gas prices soaring, literally, around the world. Not just here, but around the world,” Biden said in a speech on Nov. 1.

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The president claimed that it’s “because of the action we’ve taken since then, [that] gas prices have actually come down.”

Not only were gas prices “soaring” long before Russia’s leader chose to invade Ukraine, but Biden’s decision to deplete the Strategic Petroleum Reserve shortly before the midterms is a political one, not a sustainable one.

As Chuck DeVore, the chief national initiatives officer at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, wrote for The Federalist, Biden’s reliance on reserves is just an artificial and temporary solution for an ongoing problem.

“Should the SPR draws stop, or … shift back to refilling the reserves, what would happen? Oil prices would immediately spike, with gasoline prices following quickly,” DeVore wrote.

195. Biden Lies About Price of Gas

During an address on Oct. 27, Biden falsely claimed that gas prices were far higher when he took office than they are now.

“The most common price of gas in America is $3.39, down from over $5 when I took office,” Biden said.

Not only is the national average for gas currently hovering around $3.76 per gallon, not $3.39, but gas was only around $2.39 per gallon when Biden assumed office.

194. Biden Claims He ‘Signed a Law’ Wiping Student Loan Debt

Biden falsely claimed that his executive order shifting student loan debt onto taxpayers was actually a bill Congress passed and that he “signed” into law.

“It’s passed. I got it passed by a vote or two,” Biden said during a Now This presidential forum on Oct. 23.

Biden’s attempt to bail out Americans with college loans by making other debt-free Americans foot the bill is controversial and could, as the president himself once admitted, be illegal. That’s why a federal appeals court temporarily blocked Biden’s plans to shift student loan debt onto taxpayers on Oct. 21.

193. Biden Claims He Hasn’t ‘Stopped or Slowed U.S. Oil Production’

To defend releasing even more oil reserves, Biden lied that he has not “stopped or slowed U.S. oil production.”

“Let’s debunk some myths here. My administration has not stopped or slowed U.S. oil production,” Biden claimed. “Quite the opposite.”

Oil production may technically be up from its pandemic plunge, but it’s still nowhere near the pre-Covid levels achieved under Biden’s predecessor — and any growth since then is not thanks to Biden. Even before he set foot in the White House, Biden declared a war on oil and fossil fuels. Once elected, the president used some of his first days in office to halt the Keystone Pipeline and effectively shut down public oil land leasing. He’s also tried to stop new oil projects and has threatened to eliminate the fossil fuel industry by 2050.

All of these actions have hiked gas and energy prices for Americans.

192. White House Says Fetterman Not Disabled

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said at an Oct. 17 press conference Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. and Democratic Senate candidate John Fetterman was “just as capable as always” five months after a major stroke.

“The president has found him to be an impressive individual,” Jean-Pierre said, claiming Fetterman is “just as capable as always and who’s carrying out his office.”

Fetterman, however, still struggles to communicate and experiences issues processing what people say. The Democrat Senate nominee remains unable to speak clearly.

In mid-October, a reporter for NBC News defended her coverage of a one-on-one interview with Fetterman wherein she claimed, “In small talk before the interview without captioning, it wasn’t clear he was understanding our conversation.”

Fetterman will require closed captioning for his debate with Republican celebrity television doctor Mehmet Oz. The debate will be held on Oct. 25 which is weeks after early voting in Pennsylvania has already begun.

191. Biden Lies About Effects Of Dobbs

During an address at a Democratic National Committee event on Oct. 18, 2022, Biden claimed that when the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, “Women all across the country, starting in my house, lost a fundamental right.”

Not only is Jill Biden far beyond child-bearing age but many states have used the Dobbs v. Jackson decision, which gave states the power to decide abortion law, to expand their baby-killing radicalism.

Delaware, where the First Lady technically resides, allows abortion through “fetal viability,” which is considered between 24-26 weeks gestation.

190. Amid Recession, Biden Says Recession ‘Hasn’t Happened Yet’

In an attempt to cover up his role in exacerbating the nation’s economic crises, Biden told CNN’s Jake Tapper on Oct. 11 that the U.S. is not in a recession.

“Should the American people prepare for a recession?” Tapper asked, shortly after Biden accidentally yet accurately called Democrats’ latest expensive spending package the “Inflation Act.”

“No,” Biden said. “Look they’ve been saying this now, every six months they say this. … It hadn’t happened yet. There’s no guarantee that they’re going to be a recess- I don’t think there will be a recession. If it is, there will be a very slight recession. That is, we’ll move down slightly.”

Back-to-back negative quarters, which signal the U.S. is in a recession, were first reported in July. Not only did the nation’s gross domestic product drop by 0.9 percent in the second quarter of 2022, but inflation reached yet another record high, which severely damaged Americans’ purchasing power.

189. Biden Lies that He Lost an ‘Awful Lot’ of His Home to a Fire Years Ago

During a speech to Hurricane Ian victims on Oct. 5, 2022, Biden falsely claimed that he lost an “awful lot” in a 2004 kitchen fire at his Delaware home.

“I know from experience how much anxiety and fear concern is to other people. … We didn’t lose our whole home, but lightning struck and we lost an awful lot of it about 15 years ago,” Biden said.

According to the fire chief at the time, the fire, caused by a lightning strike, was contained in under 20 minutes.

Biden similarly told voters in New Hampshire in November of 2021 that his house burned down with First Lady Jill Biden inside of it.

“I know, having had a house burn down with my wife in it — she got out safely, God willing — that having a significant portion of it burn, I can tell: 10 minutes makes a hell of a difference,” Biden said.

188. Biden Claims Humans Make Hurricanes Worse

President Biden claimed Hurricane Ian was the firm proof of manmade climate change while touring the devastation in Florida on Oct. 5, 2022.

“I think the one thing this has finally ended is whether or not there is climate change and we should do something about it,” Biden said.

Data on hurricanes, however, only dates back about 100 years. Even President Barack Obama’s science adviser Steve Koonin said, “Humans have no detectable impact on hurricanes over the past century.”

187. Biden Claims Roman Catholic Church Changed Position on Ending Unborn Lives

During remarks at the Democratic National Committee Reception on Sept. 22, Biden falsely claimed the Roman Catholic Church caved on allowing exceptions for abortions in the case of rape and incest.

“My generic point — and I happen to be a practicing Roman Catholic — my church doesn’t even make that argument now. And so we’re in a situation where things have changed a lot. But they’ve gotten more extreme in their positions,” Biden said.

While certain Catholic-identifying politicians such as Biden and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi regularly tout abortion, the Catholic Chuch still maintains that killing a baby, whose life began at conception, is a sin.

“Since the first century the Church has affirmed the moral evil of every procured abortion. This teaching has not changed and remains unchangeable. Direct abortion, that is to say, abortion willed either as an end or a means, is gravely contrary to the moral law,” paragraph 2271 of the Church’s Catechism states.

Even Pope Francis has publicly condemned Biden’s support for abortion as an “incoherence.”

186. Biden Pretends Inflation Isn’t Hurting Americans

During his “60 Minutes” interview with Scott Pelley on Sept. 18, Biden argued inflation is not as bad as it seems.

“Let’s put this in perspective,” Biden said. “Inflation rate month to month was up just an inch. Hardly at all.”

“You’re not arguing that 8.3 is good news?” Pelley asked, noting that the annual inflation rate for August was up 0.1 percent from July and more than 8 percent since the same time last year.

“No, I’m not saying it’s good news, but it was 8.2 or 8.2 before. You’re making it sound like all of a sudden, my God, it went to 8.2 percent,” Biden said.

As Pelley noted, “It’s been the highest inflation rate, Mr. President, in 40 years.” Americans are struggling to pay their grocery and energy bills, which have cost hundreds of extra dollars compared to previous years.

“I got that,” Biden retorted. “But guess what we are. We’re in a position where, for the last several months, it hasn’t spiked. It is just barely, it has been basically even.”

185. Biden Falsely Claims Energy Costs Came Down

In the same “60 Minutes” interview, Biden claimed energy prices have come down, but data for August inflation show energy costs are up 23.8 percent since August of 2021.

184. Biden Says His Expensive Spending Plans Will ‘Get Control of Inflation’

Moments after denying that inflation is spiking, Biden claimed that it’s his administration’s plans, including massive spending plans such as the misnomered Inflation Reduction Act, that will “get control of inflation.”

“Is the economy going to get worse before it gets better?” “60 Minutes” interviewer Pelley asked.

“No, I don’t think so. We hope, we hope we can have what they say a soft landing,” Biden said. “…I’m telling the American people that we are going to get control of inflation. And their prescription drug prices are going to be a hell of a lot lower. Their health care costs are going to be a lot lower. Their basic costs for everybody. Their energy prices are going to be lower.”

Despite Biden’s self-professed optimism about the economy, reports from financial analysts including those at the Congressional Budget Office say Democrats’ spending will make inflation over the next five years much worse, not better, as Biden and his party claimed.

183. Biden Repeats Civil Rights Activist Fib

During a Labor Day speech Biden claimed that, as a child, he became “very engaged in my case in the civil rights movement.”

“As a kid, I worked a lot in the movement,” Biden said.

Not only did Biden himself admit in 1987 that he was “not out marching” and “not down in Selma,” but even the media have repeatedly debunked Biden’s false assertions that he was “an activist.”

182. Biden Says AR-15 Bullets Travel Five Times Faster Than ‘Any Other Gun’

At an Aug. 30 speech in Pennsylvania, President Biden claimed “the bullet out of an AR-15 travels 5 times as rapidly as a bullet shot out of any other gun.”

181. Biden Says Inflation Reduction Act Will Not Raise Taxes On Americans Earning Less than $400K

During an Aug. 16 signing ceremony for the Democrat Party’s $740 billion “Inflation Reduction Act,” Biden claimed that “no one earning less than $400,000 a year will pay a penny more in federal taxes” once the legislation takes effect.

Biden’s assertion, however, runs contrary to an analysis by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO), which estimates that Americans earning less than $400,000 a year “will pay an estimated $20 billion more in taxes over the next decade” as a result of the bill, “which also sets aside $80 billion to hire 87,000 IRS agents.”

180. Biden Says ‘Zero’ Inflation in July Following 8.5 Percent Rise

July’s consumer price index yielded a whopping 8.5 percent inflation increase since the same time last year, but according to Biden, July actually had no inflation whatsoever.

“I just want to say a number: zero,” Biden said in an address on Aug. 10. “Today, we received news that our economy had zero percent inflation in the month of July. Here is what that means: While the price of some things went up last month, the price of other things went down by the same amount.”

Though the CPI figures were down slightly from the 9.1 percent recorded in June, the prices for everyday necessities such as groceries and electricity continue to shoot upward, with the latest numbers showing a 10.9 and 15.2 percent increase, respectively, since last year.

179. Biden Claims He Has Cancer

In a “climate crisis” speech about fossil fuels in Massachusetts on July 20, Biden incorrectly claimed that he has cancer caused by oil pollution in his home state. Biden said that growing up, pollution in Delaware was so bad that his mother had to use windshield wipers to “get literally the oil slick off the window.”

“That’s why I and so d-mn many other people I grew up [with] have cancer,” Biden said.

The White House physician quickly released a statement clarifying that Biden “remains a healthy, vigorous, 78-year-old male, who is fit to successfully execute the duties of the Presidency, to include those as Chief Executive, Head of State and Commander in Chief.”

The physician noted that Biden “has had several non-melanoma skin cancers removed” before.

178. Biden Pretends He Wrote Law Review Articles About Right to Privacy

During a speech about the Supreme Court’s Dobbs v. Jackson decision, Biden claimed he had written “a number of law review articles” about the right to privacy referenced in the now-overturned Roe v. Wade decision.

“And I have written, way back, a number of law review articles about the Ninth Amendment and the — and the 14th Amendment and why that privacy is considered as part of a constitutional guarantee. And the — they’ve just wiped it all out,” he said.

Biden may have helped pen close to 19 law review articles — and even flunked a law school class after plagiarizing portions of someone else’s law review article in one of his papers — but has never had a review published on the “right to privacy.”

As The Washington Post noted, the closest thing Biden has to a law review on the 14th Amendment is a 1991 opinion article in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

177. White House Silent on Biden’s Hunter Lies

When asked about Joe Biden’s voicemail indicating that he knew about Hunter Biden’s overseas business dealings, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said she could not “comment on any materials from [Hunter’s] laptop.”

Biden previously promised to “always level” with the American people but has repeatedly lied about his son’s financial activity despite copious evidence that he may have been involved in some of Hunter’s transactions.

176. Biden Lies About Billionaire Tax Rate

Biden tweeted that there are approximately 790 billionaires who are taxed at an average rate of 8 percent. He went on to claim that “I believe that no billionaire should be paying a lower tax rate than a teacher, a firefighter, an electrician, or a cop.”

As Carol Roth, a former investment banker and economic commentator noted in a Twitter thread investigating the president’s claims, Biden’s assertion that billionaire tax rates are low is not only misleading, but it’s also false.

According to Roth, the study the White House used to determine what Biden claims is the billionaire tax rate does not rely on normal factors such as tax records and income. Instead, it included unsold stock.

“What they are using is not INCOME at all, it is stock appreciation, NOT realized. This is a made-up proxy of a wealth tax,” Roth tweeted.

As Roth noted in her analysis, “this is not how income tax works, and it is straight up a lie to say this an income tax rate for billionaires and portray it as an average tax rate of the ‘wealthiest.’”

Roth said the Biden administration intentionally “took a one time event and used it to compare to yearly taxes.”

175. Biden Repeats ‘Fastest-Growing Economy’ Lie

Biden told Jimmy Kimmel during a June 8 interview that the U.S. has the “fastest-growing economy in the world.”

Not only did the American economy shrink last quarter, but it is also plagued with record-high inflation and gas prices, a supply-chain crisis, and a baby formula shortage that has put several babies in hospitals.

174. Biden Says Trump Abused Constitutional Authority

During an interview with Jimmy Kimmel, Biden agreed with accusations that Trump passed out executive orders “like Halloween candy.” He also accused the former president of abusing “the Constitution and constitutional authority” by issuing executive orders.

“I have issued executive orders,” Biden said after promising he wouldn’t issue executive action on guns, something he has already done. “But what I don’t want to do is emulate Trump’s abuse of the Constitution and constitutional authority. I mean that sincerely because I often get asked — look, the Republicans don’t play it square, why do you play it square? Well, guess what. If we do the same thing they do, our democracy will literally be in jeopardy.”

While Biden blames Trump for what he says is an excessive amount of executive orders, the facts show Biden is on track to outpace the former president’s executive authority tally. During his first few months in office, Biden clocked more than 42 orders. Trump, on the other hand, issued 33.

173. White House Says Economy Is ‘In a Better Place’ Now than Historically

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters in a press briefing on Tuesday that Biden’s administration believes “the economy is in a better place than it has been historically.”

Not only do voters reject this lie, but so do the facts. Inflation in the U.S. has reached record highs nearly every month recently as the supply-chain crisis and national staffing shortage drag on. Since Biden assumed office, gas prices have more than doubled.

There’s also a baby formula shortage that began when Biden’s Food and Drug Administration shut down a plant. It took months for the White House to address the critical crisis that left several young children and babies hospitalized.

172. White House Repeats Lie that Semiautomatic Gun Ban Decreased Mass Shootings

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre repeated the lie that Congress’s 1994 semiautomatic gun ban decreased mass shootings.

“When he — when we talk about the executive actions that he’s taken — more than any president at this time of their administration — those are real steps that this president has taken. And not just as president, during his Senate years, in 1994, the banning of assault weapons; that is something that he led on,” she said during a press briefing on June 6. “And if we even look at what happened those first 10 years of that — of that assault [weapons ban] was in law — into law, it actually brought down mass shootings. And when it — when it expired in 2004, 10 years later, we saw mass shootings triple.”

A 2004 study funded by the Department of Justice, however, found that the Clinton-era ban was not the reason shootings decreased in the U.S.

“We cannot clearly credit the ban with any of the nation’s recent drop in gun violence. And, indeed, there has been no discernible reduction in the lethality and injuriousness of gun violence, based on indicators like the percentage of gun crimes resulting in death or the share of gunfire incidents resulting in injury,” the report stated. “The ban’s impact on gun violence is likely to be small at best, and perhaps too small for reliable measurement. AWs [assault weapons] were used in no more than 8% of gun crimes even before the ban.”

171. White House Says Biden Believes Excessive Federal Spending Helped Economy

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told members of the press on June 6 that Biden believes his $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan actually helped the economy instead of contributing to its problems.

“I want to say the Rescue Plan has really been able to help us, put us in an economic, a place where we’re stronger. And … this is something that we have to really continue to remember, we are in an economic crisis. And the president met that moment by putting forth the American Rescue Plan, by Democrats on the Hill voting for that plan, and really putting us in a place where we look at today in a much stronger economic situation where we can actually deal with inflation head-on,” Jean-Pierre said. “We have a lot of work to do and we understand what the American people are feeling, but we are in a stronger place to take that on.”

It’s a repeat talking point from the administration but one that holds no water against record-high inflation and gas prices.

170. Biden Claims He Initiated Fastest Economic Recovery

During a speech on June 6, Biden claimed that “my plans have produced the strongest, fastest, most widespread economic recovery America has ever experienced.”

Biden also bragged about “record jobs, new record small businesses, and wages rising,” but he did not mention that inflation has far outpaced those hikes for months now. The president also did not mention that gas prices have more than doubled since he assumed office in January of 2021.

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Meanwhile, Americans deal with a prolonged supply-chain crisis, inflation, and rising gas prices that the administration refuses to take responsibility for.

169. Biden Says Gun Manufacturers Have Blanket Immunity that Doesn’t Exist

President Biden claimed gun manufacturers enjoy blanket immunity on how their firearms are used.

“We should repeal the liability shield that all protects gun manufacturers from being sued for the death and destruction caused by their weapons,” Biden said in a gun speech on the evening of June 2. “They are the only industry in this country that has that kind of immunity.”

Biden’s claim, however, enjoys no merit. Suing a gun company for a gun that fires when the trigger is pulled is akin to suing the Coors Brewing Company because beer got people drunk.

The Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, which became law in 2005, protects firearm manufacturers from liability for weapons used in a crime. Companies, however, may still be sued for negligence, breach of contract over gun purchases, and weapons defects.

168. Biden Says Deficit Cut Under Him Will Be Largest in History

“The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office projected that the deficit will fall by $1.7 trillion this year – the largest reduction in history,” Biden wrote in his WSJ op-ed.

That’s a misleading claim, however, that doesn’t capture just how huge Biden’s budget deficit remains. History shows that this year’s $1 trillion deficit will be “the 7th worst on record.”

167. Biden Claims Economy Was Already Bad Before Covid-19

“Things should also look different from the decades before the pandemic, when too often we had low growth, low wage gains, and an economy that worked best for the wealthiest Americans,” Biden wrote in his opinion editorial detailing “My Plan For Fighting Inflation.”

From 2017 to 2019 under Trump, however, GDP growth averaged 2.54 percent. Hourly earnings were also up 2.97 percent and outpaced the 2.13 percent inflation rate.

“In 2019, median household income saw its largest increase on record. The unemployment rate hit its lowest rate in nearly 50 years, poverty rates for all races were the lowest on record, and income inequality declined,” the America First Policy Institute determined.

166. Biden Repeats Putin Price Hike Lie

“The price at the pump is elevated in large part because Russian oil, gas, and refining capacity are off the market,” Biden wrote in his inflation article in the Wall Street Journal.

Gas prices started rising long before the Russia Ukraine war. When Biden assumed office and waged a war on domestic oil and gas production by shutting down drilling and pipelines, gasoline prices rose significantly. From Biden’s inauguration to the week Russia invaded Ukraine, gas prices in the U.S. rose from $2.38 per gallon to $3.53 per gallon.

165. Biden Claims He Inherited ‘Stalled Economy’

Biden wrote in his inflation op-ed that “In January 2021, when I took office, the recovery had stalled.”

Shortly before Biden was inaugurated, however, the economy measured an annualized growth rate of 4.5 percent.

164. Biden Says Americans Are Better Paid Under His Administration

Biden claimed in his Wall Street Journal op-ed that “millions of Americans getting jobs with better pay” now that he is in office.

While earnings under Biden have risen 5.5 percent, real wages are down 2.8 percent and prices keep rising above the current 8.3 percent rate.

“The average American has lost about $1,350 in purchasing power from President Biden’s inflation tax,” the America First Policy Institute calculated.

163. Biden Claims He Initiated ‘Fastest Decline in Unemployment on Record’

In his opinion editorial detailing “My Plan For Fighting Inflation,” Biden falsely claimed that his administration is responsible for “the fastest decline in unemployment on record.”

“The job market is the strongest since the post-World War II era, with 8.3 million new jobs, the fastest decline in unemployment on record, and millions of Americans getting jobs with better pay,” he wrote.

Records, however, show that employment from May 2020 to January 2021 under Trump grew by 12.5 million. During that time period, the unemployment rate also declined 8.3 percent, which is 5.7 percent more than the fall measured under Biden’s watch.

162: Biden Repeats False Cannon Claim

Shortly before Biden signed an executive order on policing, he repeated his claim that when the Second Amendment was created, “You couldn’t own a cannon.”

“You couldn’t own certain kinds of weapons. There’s always been limitations,” he said while arguing in favor of more restrictions on Americans’ rights to keep and bear firearms.

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.

161: Biden Lies About Number of Times He’s Visited the Middle East

During his commencement speech at the U.S. Naval Academy in May, Biden claimed he has been to Iraq and Afghanistan “38 times.”

“I’ve been in and out of Iraq and Afghanistan over 40 — I think 38 times,” Biden stated.

Not only did his own campaign confirm in 2019 that this was not true after the first time he stated this falsehood, but even The Washington Post fact-checked him on the erroneous claim.

Biden also implied that his son Beau Biden died in combat even though he passed away from cancer.

“My son spent a year in Iraq, won the Bronze Star, Conspicuous Service Medal. I lost him,” Biden said.

160: Biden Says He Received Appointment to Naval Academy

Biden told graduates of the U.S. Naval Academy at their May commencement that he had received an appointment to attend the academy in 1965.

“Before I begin my speech, a thought crossed my mind as I was told the class of ‘72 is here. I was appointed to the academy in 1965 by a senator who I was running against in 1972,” Biden said. “Never planned it that way. I wasn’t old enough to be sworn in. I was only 29 years old when I was running. He was a fine man, and his name was J. Caleb Boggs.”

Biden went on to say that he declined to attend the academy “because I wanted to be a football star” and “you had a guy named Staubach and Bellino here.”

“So I went to Delaware,” he added.

At the time described in Biden’s claim, however, the future president was graduating from the University of Delaware. The football players he mentioned as deterrents to his dream of being a football star had also previously graduated, Roger Staubach in 1965 and Joe Bellino in 1961.

159: White House Says Biden Came Up With ‘Ultra MAGA’ Label Himself

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki claimed in a May 10 press conference that President Biden came with the “ultra MAGA” label to define his political opponents all on his own.

“It’s the president’s phrase, and the president made those comments himself,” Psaki said.

The Washington Post revealed on May 13, however, that the label is the product of a “six-month research project” by the left-wing group Center for American Progress Action Fund with former Harvey Weinstein apologist Anita Dunn.

158: Biden Says There Was No Vaccine Available When He Took Office

The White House claimed no coronavirus vaccine was available when President Biden took office in a May 12 tweet.

Operation Warp Speed however, a project to fast-track development for the pandemic disease, produced vaccines in record time. In fact, about 1.3 million Americans were given inoculations on Biden’s first day in office, surpassing the vaccination pace President Biden pledged of 100 million doses distributed in his first 100 days to mark another accomplishment of Donald Trump.

Biden even received both doses of the Pfizer vaccine before taking office.

157: Biden Claims Roaring Economy He Inherited Was On ‘Brink Of A Great Depression’

At a May 11 address in Chicago, President Biden portrayed himself the savior an economy nearing collapse, except the economy was on a rebound from the short-lived pandemic recession that lockdowns threatened to restrain.

“We had an economy on the brink of a Great Depression,” Biden said, despite the nation’s economy not contracting until a year into the president’s term.

According to data from the Department of Commerce, quarterly GDP remained positive until this year, when it decreased 1.4 percent in the first quarter. Real GDP growth under Biden’s first quarter in office was higher than it had been in at least three years as the economy recovered from Democrats’ shutdowns.

156: Biden Claims Vote To Block Abortion Bill Was Partisan. But Joe Manchin Also Voted No

President Biden condemned Republicans on May 11 for their unified rejection of an abortion guarantee written into federal law ahead of a potential decision from the Supreme Court to terminate Roe v. Wade as ruling precedent.

“Once again – as fundamental rights are at risk at the Supreme Court – Senate Republicans have blocked passage of the Women’s Health Protection Act, a bill that affirmatively protects access to reproductive health care,” Biden said.

But West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, a Democrat, also rejected the bill.

Manchin explained his opposition to the bill on Capitol Hill.

“I respect people who support” it, Manchin said of the bill, which would prevent states from passing restrictions on abortions before fetal viability, and would further allow women to kill their unborn babies if a physician determined the baby was “a risk to the pregnant patient’s life or health” — which could easily be interpreted to broadly include a variety of things under the banner of emotional health.

“Make no mistake. It is not Roe v. Wade codification,” Machin continued. “It’s an expansion. It wipes 500 state laws off the books.”

155: Biden Once Again Blames Inflation on Putin and Covid Pandemic

Inflation reached a four-decade high last month, but, contrary to what Biden said during a speech on economics, Vladimir Putin and Covid-19 are not chiefly to blame.

“There are two leading causes of inflation we’re seeing today,” Biden said. “The first cause of inflation is a once-in-a-century-pandemic … [and] a second cause: Mr. Putin’s war in Ukraine.”

Inflation, especially for fuel, was already a problem long before the Russia-Ukraine conflict began because Biden waged an open war on the domestic oil and gas industry. On his first day in office, the Democrat nuked the Keystone XL pipeline because it threatened his green energy agenda. Since then, Biden has also canceled Arctic drilling leases and rained down taxes and regulations on domestic production.

Since Biden first assumed office in January of 2021, prices of gasoline, food, rent, and other items have skyrocketed. These price hikes only worsened after Congress passed Biden’s $1.9 trillion federal spending bill.

154: Biden Says Inflation Is His ‘Top Domestic Priority’

During an inflation speech, Biden claimed that tackling inflation is his “top domestic priority.”

“I want every American to know that I am taking inflation very seriously and it’s my top domestic priority,” Biden said.

Biden says he’s “taking inflation very seriously” but so far this week, his administration has been far more preoccupied with rejecting the Supreme Court’s leaked Dobbs v. Jackson draft opinion, which could see the court overturn Roe v. Wade, than soothing American consumers’ fears about a recession.

He also gave no indication that he plans to reinstate the American energy independence achieved under the Trump administration to lower gas prices, which rank as one of the highest inflation jumps each month.

153: Biden Said Robert Bork Thought Government Gave Americans Rights

Biden claimed Judge Robert Bork, the Supreme Court nominee he infamously torpedoed and smeared for his “original-intent judicial philosophy,” believed the government gives people rights.

“Bork believed the only reason you had any inherent rights was because the government gave them to you,” Biden said.

While Bork did appear to reject natural law as a guiding legal philosophy, he acknowledged its existence and never claimed to believe that inherent rights come from the government. Instead, Bork referred to rights in his confirmation hearings as something that could be transferred between parties but did not clarify how they were bestowed.

“What a court adds to one person’s constitutional rights, it subtracts from the rights of others,” Sen. Paul Simon of Illinois quoted Bork saying before asking whether Bork still believed that.

”Well, yes, Senator,” Bork said. ”I think it’s a matter of plain arithmetic.”

152: Biden Accuses ‘MAGA Crowd’ of Being ‘the Most Extreme Political Organization … in American History’

In a rant about the Supreme Court’s leaked Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization opinion signaling the end of Roe v. Wade, Biden accused the “MAGA crowd” of being “the most extreme political organization that’s existed in American history,” before adding, “recent American history.”

Biden failed to acknowledge that there are far more extreme and violent groups operating within the U.S., who have initiated deadly terrorist attacks on Americans, than the millions of people who voted for and support former President Donald Trump.

He also falsely suggested that the SCOTUS ruling on Dobbs would allow states to bar LGBTQ students from attending class with other students.

“If you have states change the law saying that children who are LGBTQ can’t be in classrooms with other children. Is that legit under the way that the decision is written?” he asked.

There is no mention of LGBT children or classrooms in the Dobbs draft.

151: Biden Blames Putin for Months-Long, Record-High Inflation

Inflation reached a 40-year high last month, but Vladimir Putin and Covid-19 are not to blame, contrary to what Biden likes to suggest.

“I know that families are still struggling with higher prices. I grew up in a family where if the price of gas went up, we felt it. Let’s be absolutely clear about why prices are high right now: COVID and Vladimir Putin,” Biden wrote in a tweet on April 20.

The truth is, inflation, especially for fuel, was already a problem long before the Russia-Ukraine conflict began because Biden waged an open war on the domestic oil and gas industry. On his first day in office, the Democrat nuked the Keystone XL pipeline because it threatened his green energy agenda. Since then, Biden has also canceled Arctic drilling leases and rained down taxes and regulations on domestic production.

Since Biden first assumed office in January of 2021, prices of gasoline, food, rent, and other items have skyrocketed. These price hikes only worsened after Congress passed Biden’s $1.9 trillion federal spending bill.

150: Biden Repeats Lie that Buying American Products Is a Priority

Despite his refusal to utilize the U.S. oil industry to achieve energy independence, Biden said buying American-made products is a priority for his administration.

“From Day One, every action I’ve taken to rebuild our economy has been guided by one principle: Make it in America. That means using products, parts, and materials built right here in the United States of America,” the president tweeted.

Biden told a similar lie during his State of the Union address shortly after the White House defended buying at least $1.3 billion worth of Covid-19 rapid tests from China instead of U.S. manufacturers.

149: Biden Claims He Was A ‘Full Professor’ At The University Of Pennsylvania

Biden repeated a claim on April 14 that he was a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, this time claiming “full” professorship despite his 2017-2019 tenure being an honorary position.

“For four years I was a full professor at the University of Pennsylvania,” Biden said during an event on supply chains in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Biden however, didn’t teach at the university, according to a spokesperson for the former vice president at the time he was hired.

The Daily Pennsylvanian headlined a piece ahead of Biden’s arrival, “No one is really sure what Joe Biden will be doing at Penn.”

According to the New York Post, Biden raked in more than $900,000 from the university despite rare appearances.

148: Biden Says You Couldn’t Buy Cannons When Second Amendment Passed

During his gun violence speech on April 11, Biden repeated the lie that cannons couldn’t be bought when the Second Amendment was ratified.

“You couldn’t buy a cannon when the Second Amendment passed,” Biden claimed.

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.

147: Biden Says Gun Manufacturers Can’t Be Sued

Biden said gunmakers are immune from prosecution even though manufacturers can be sued if a firearm is faulty or malfunctions.

“Gun manufacturers have more immunity from liability than any other American industry,” Biden falsely claimed. “So they’ve never had to take responsibility for the death and destruction their products cause.”

Biden also claimed that gun manufacturers are “the only outfit in the country that is immune,” even though many of the manufacturers who created the Covid-19 jab are immune to prosecution.

146: Biden Claims His Family Worried About Gas Prices As a Kid

“I grew up in a family like many of you where the price of a gallon of gasoline went up, it was discussed at the kitchen table,” Biden claimed.

But, as RealClearMarket’s John Tamny noted after Biden told a similar lie in February, Biden “was born in 1942. When Biden was growing up, the price of gasoline was flat. And it was cheap.”

A chart from the U.S. Energy Information Administration shows the price of crude oil nearly flat from the 1880s until the 1970s — far after Joe Biden’s childhood.

145: Biden Says ‘Nothing’ Stopping Domestic Oil Production Even Though He Is

Biden said there’s “nothing standing in the way” of domestic oil companies ramping up production as gas prices skyrocket but his claims are far from the truth.

Even before he assumed office, Biden pledged to take down the domestic oil industry in favor of pushing his green agenda. This involved canceling the permits necessary for the Keystone XL pipeline, halting new oil and gas leases, and more recently, delaying permits for drilling on federal land.

144: Biden Falsely Claims Transgenderism Is ‘Safe and Healthy’

Biden told parents of children suffering from gender confusion that “affirming your child’s identity is one of the most powerful things you can do to keep them safe and healthy.”

Despite Biden’s claims, encouraging young children to take hormone blockers, bind, or engage in other physically altering “treatments” or dangerous and risky procedures is not safe nor healthy. In addition to causing a myriad of harmful side effects including sterility, severe dysfunction, and other health problems, pushing children to embrace an identity different than their God-given sex often leads to transition regret as well as an exponentially higher risk of suicide.

143: Biden Says He Never Watched KBJ’s Confirmation Hearings

Biden told reporters that he “didn’t get a chance to see any of” Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation hearings last week even though the White House said he did.

“The president watched portions of Judge Jackson’s hearing yesterday and today,” a White House staffer announced in a press briefing last week.

It is unclear if Biden simply forgot that he viewed the hearings or if the White House lied about how the president spends his time.

142: Biden Repeats ‘Very Fine People’ Lie to Smear Trump

During a press conference at the NATO summit in Belgium, Biden repeated the lie that Trump called the Charlottesville white nationalists “very fine people.”

Transcripts show that Trump’s “very fine people” line was in reference to the peaceful protesters on both sides who were civilly expressing their opinions about Confederate statues.

“But you also had people that were very fine people on both sides. You had people in that group — excuse me, excuse me. I saw the same pictures as you did. You had people in that group that were there to protest the taking down of, to them, a very, very important statue and the renaming of a park from Robert E. Lee to another name,” Trump said.

Trump specifically said he was “not talking about the neo-Nazis and the white nationalists, because they should be condemned totally,” but Biden still brings up the hoax on occasion.

141: Biden Says Unemployment Claims Down

Biden claimed that because unemployment claims are down because “our labor market is strong.”

The truth is, restaurants, hospitals, and businesses across the nation are struggling to stay open amid staffing shortages caused by an influx of federal cash. Record numbers of people left their jobs and even the labor market last year after multiple rounds of stimulus checks. Currently, more than 11 million jobs need to be filled and there aren’t enough workers willing to take those positions.

140: Biden Denies Cutting Off Domestic Oil Production

Shortly after he announced Russian oil would no longer be imported into the U.S., Biden claimed that he never stifled the U.S. oil and gas industry.

“It’s simply not true that my administration or policies are holding back domestic energy production. That is simply not true,” Biden insisted.

The truth is, Biden has done nothing but sabotage the U.S. oil and gas industry and replaced it with his green energy policy agenda. The president used his first year in office to wreck domestic production by suspending oil and gas leases, axing projects such as the Keystone XL pipeline on his first day in office, canceling Arctic drilling leases, and pushing a cascade of taxes and regulation on the industry.

As a result, domestic gas prices were rising dramatically well before the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Painful prices at the pump have quickly become a sore spot for Americans, many of whom have indicated they’re looking for a change in the November midterms.

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