The Washington Post said they won’t fact check Joe Biden. He routinely says things that aren’t true, and someone has to do it. Therefore, The Geller Report will fact check false statements President Biden makes repeatedly.
March 12 – Biden lied again about vaccine: Thursday, Biden falsely claimed the U.S. vaccinated almost 3 million people in one day last week
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“On Saturday, we set an all-time, single-day record: nearly 3 million Americans vaccinated,” Biden claimed. “A pace seen nowhere else in the world.”
- However, the CDC reported the actual number is closer to 1.5 million, according to AP Fact-Check
- Biden officials were also caught lying about vaccinating the elderly. They claimed 60 percent of the demographic had received the vaccine.
“In terms of protecting the most vulnerable, our core duty as a nation, when we came into office 8 percent of people over 65 were vaccinated,” Biden aide Andy Slavitt stated. “Today, 60 percent are vaccinated and, according to the CDC’s new guidance, vaccinated parents can now visit and hug their grandchildren.”
- In reality, only 31 percent of Americans aged 64 and older are fully-vaccinated.
- This comes as Biden tried to take the credit for developing vaccines away from President Trump.
March 8 – Biden lies about vaccine. Again: “When I came into office, the prior administration had contracted for not nearly enough vaccine to cover adults in America.”
Biden lives in the shadow of President Trump. This is one of the things he is still aware of. His criticism of the Trump administration has no limits, and it is not bound by reality or facts.
During a March 2 news conference on the COVID-19 pandemic, President Joe Biden claimed that former President Donald Trump’s administration did not ensure there would be enough vaccines for the American public.
“When I came into office, the prior administration had contracted for not nearly enough vaccine to cover adults in America,” said Biden. “We rectified that.”
It’s been a common political lie since the Biden took office, that the initial vaccine rollout under Trump was “chaotic.” PolitiFact previously rated this claim as Mostly False. Now he claims Trump did not order enough vaccine.
Here are the facts:
Trump administration’s initial order to drug makers:
- Pfizer-BioNTech: 100 million doses (2 dose regimen)
- Moderna: 100 million doses (2 dose regimen)
- Johnson & Johnson: 100 million doses (1 dose regimen)
- AstraZeneca: 300 million doses (2 dose regimen)
- Novavax: 100 million doses (2 dose regimen)
- Sanofi-GlaxoSmithKline: 100 million doses (1 or 2 dose regimen)
That’s 800 million doses. Enough for 400 million people. Either Americans grow overnight from 330 million to 500 million, either Biden is lying to make Trump look bad and to boost is own job approval by presenting himself as the savior.
And by the way, about 255 million are older than 18, and vaccines are not yet authorized for children. If you deduct the people who don’t want to be vaccinated (One third as of today), Trump ordered twice as many vaccine as needed, knowing that not all drug makers would deliver on time.
Joe Biden, you are a lier!
March 1st – Biden says Hispanic are the fastest-growing population in the United States – it’s not true
Before a meeting with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Biden highlighted the two nations’ historical ties by noting that many Americans have Mexican ancestry. The goal is obvious: the Left hates America and the American people. For them, any under-advance country is better than America.
“As you know, the fastest-growing population in the United States is Hispanic,” Biden said on March 1. “And 60% of the Hispanic population is Mexican American. They’re an integral part of our history.”
But none of this is true.
According to Census Bureau data:
- The ethnic group with the fastest growing population are the Asian Americans: +28.7% from 2010 to 2019.
- The Hispanic population ranks second, at 20%.
- The Native Hawaiian-Pacific Islanders, right behind them at 19.6%.
- Sadly, the White are last, lamenting their own inability to keep a position they see diluting.
February 24 – Biden repeats the often debunked lie that Trump told people infected with the coronavirus to drink bleach
- Joe Biden took a cheap shot at President Trump during a remote White House event for Black essential workers about the COVID-19 pandemic co-hosted with White House domestic advisor Susan Rice.
- Biden said in a veil reference to Trump:
“I think there’s a growing awareness that, uh, um, you know, uh, injecting bleach into your system doesn’t do it for you.”
- No, Trump didn’t tell Americans infected with the coronavirus to drink bleach, Politifact confirmed on July 11, 2020.
February 23 – Biden declared that white supremacists are the “greatest terror threat” to the country.
- In 2020, the Department of Justice brought exactly five criminal cases against “white supremacists.” 14 individuals were charged.
- In 2019, another five cases. 75 people charged. Many of them members of the “1488s”, a vicious Nazi-type group that deals narcotics and assaults people.
- It’s a similar situation on the state level. Last year in all 50 states there were only three prosecutions tied to “white supremacy.” Nine individuals were charged. Nine. In 50 states.
- In 2019, the number of white racists charged: eight.
“So, what exactly are Joe Biden and his far left supporters talking about?” asked Bill O’Reilly.
February 20 – Joe Biden claims to have traveled 17,000 miles with President Xi, Washington Post notes this is untrue
- Washington Post investigator Glenn Kessler awarded President Joe Biden “Three Pinocchios” Friday for claiming he traveled 17,000 miles with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
- Biden has made this claim several times in recent years.
“I traveled 17,000 miles with him, the President of China … we went around the world together, to the United States and China,” he said during the January 2020 campaign.
On February 7, 2021, he said:
““My point was that when I came back from meeting with him and traveling 17,000 miles with him when I was vice president and he was the vice president — that’s how I got to know him so well.“
Pres. Biden tells us that when dealing with Chinese Pres. Xi Jinping, he’s “not going to do it the way Pres. Trump did.”
“We're gonna focus on international rules of the road,” Pres. Biden says of the “extreme competition” with China
— Norah O'Donnell 🇺🇸 (@NorahODonnell) February 7, 2021
The Washington Post has verified and concluded that Biden’s statement is false and misleading, intended to make it appear that it knows President Xi well.
“Biden’s mileage number has kept us puzzling till our puzzler was sore.
As far as we could tell, the only time Biden and Xi appear to have traveled together was when they visited Qingchengshan High School in Dujiangyan. In theory, one could add in the trip from Beijing to Chengdu, a distance of about 1,000 miles. But when Xi came to the United States, Biden and Xi did not even follow a parallel route to Los Angeles.”
Feb. 19 – Biden says Trump had no vaccination plan – he’s lying
- “Just over four weeks ago, America had no real plan to vaccinate most of the country,” said President Joe Biden in remarks at a Pfizer manufacturing site.
- “President Joe Biden made misleading claims while boasting about his administration’s progress in getting Americans vaccinated against COVID-19” concluded Factcheck.org.
- Trump had a plan, which was complicated by the various policies of state governments.
- The truth is that Trump’s “Warp Speed” operation not only developed vaccines in record time, but also developed plans to distribute the vaccine throughout the country.
- Trump’s Secretary of Health and Social Services presented its distribution plan in September 2020.
FactChecking Biden’s Town Hall: not good
President Joe Biden got some facts wrong and spun others in a Feb. 16 town hall that aired on CNN.
- He said it was “not true” that he had revised his 100-day school reopening goal, saying it “was reported” that he meant a majority of schools only need to be open one day a week.That’s exactly what his press secretary had said.
- Biden left the false impression that the preceding administration had contracted for fewer COVID-19 vaccines than it actually had.
- The president wrongly claimed that Federally Qualified Health Centers would now receive 1 million vaccines per week. That’s the total number of vaccines that they will receive, not the weekly amount.
- He claimed, without evidence, that racehorse owners receive tax breaks worth almost $9 billion.
- Regarding his $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief plan, Biden said there is “consensus among economists left, right, and center” that “we can’t spend too much.” Some center-left economists say the plan may be too large. In fact, there is no consensus.
- The president wrongly said the federal minimum wage of $7.25 would be $20 if it had been indexed for inflation; he instead meant if it had been indexed for worker productivity.
- Biden wrongly claimed the “vast majority” of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally are not “Hispanics,” but “people who came on a visa … and didn’t go home.”Most of the unauthorized population came to the U.S. illegally from Mexico and other Latin American nations.
Biden talked about how he met with China’s now-President, Xi Jinping, while Biden was vice president, and then returned to the US and mused about China’s demographic challenges.
He said, “And I came back and said they’re going to end their One China — their one child policy, because they’re so xenophobic they won’t let anybody else in, and more people are retired than working. How can they sustain economic growth when more people are retired?”
It is not even close to true that more people in China are retired than working — even today, let alone when Biden was vice president and the Chinese workforce was younger. China reported having about 775 million employed people at the end of 2019; China had a reported 254 million people aged 60 or above, the normal retirement-benefits age for men.”The working aged population has peaked and is now declining and retirees are growing rapidly, so the ratio of workers to retirees is becoming less favorable. But the ratio is still greater than 1,” said David Dollar, an expert on the Chinese population who is a Brookings Institution senior fellow.
The Proud Boys exchange
- Biden said:
“You may remember in one of my debates with the former President, I asked him to condemn the Proud Boys. He wouldn’t do it. He said, ‘Stand by. Stand ready.’ Or whatever the phrasing exactly was.”
- Not true: After debate moderator Chris Wallace asked Trump if he was willing to condemn white supremacists and militia groups, and Biden interjected to mention the Proud Boys in particular, Trump said:
“Proud Boys, stand back and stand by.”
- The next day, Trump talked about it again:
Q Mr. President, can you explain what you meant last night when you said that the Proud Boys should “stand back and stand by”?
THE PRESIDENT: I don’t know who the Proud Boys are. I mean, you’ll have to give me a definition, because I really don’t know who they are. I can only say they have to stand down, let law enforcement do their work. Law enforcement will do the work more and more. As people see how bad this radical, liberal, Democrat movement is and how weak — the law enforcement is going to come back stronger and stronger.
But again, I don’t know who Proud Boys are. But whoever they are, they have to stand down. Let law enforcement do their work.
Q So, Mr. President, did you misspeak when you said “stand by”? That’s my — my first question. When you said —
THE PRESIDENT: Just “stand by.” Look, law enforcement will do their work. They’re going to stand down. They have to stand down. Everybody — they have to stand — whatever group you’re talking about, let law enforcement do the work.
Now, Antifa is a real problem, because the problem is on the left and Biden refuses to talk about it. He refuses to issue the words “law and order.” And you saw that last night when he choked up. He can’t say the words because he’ll lose the rest of the left. So he’s got to condemn Antifa. Antifa is a very bad group.
- Then, in an interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News, Trump explicitly condemned the group:
“I’ve said it many times, let me be clear again, I condemn the KKK [Ku Klux Klan]. I condemn all white supremacists. I condemn the Proud Boys.
“I don’t know much about the Proud Boys, almost nothing, but I condemn that.”
February 17 – Biden lies when he says there was no vaccine when he took office
- President Joe Biden falsely stated during the two hall meeting organized by CNN on Tuesday evening that his administration had no vaccine when he took office.
“We didn’t have a vaccine when we came into office.”
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) February 17, 2021
Fact check: Biden is a liar.
- The first dose of Pfizer vaccine was administered on December 14 and the first dose of Moderna vaccine on December 22, one month before its introduction on January 20, 2021.
- Just two days after Mr. Biden took office, Bloomberg News reported that the U.S. was almost on track to meet Mr. Biden’s goal of 100 million vaccinations in 100 days.
February 13 – Biden promises to “follow the science” against the pandemic, then follows the unions… against the science
- The Biden administration has made it a point of pride to have science drive their pandemic response after the Trump administration was accused to downplay the virus and clashed with its own health experts (when they abused their position to meddle in subjects that are not in their area of expertise).
- During his campaign, Joe Biden regularly accused President Trump of not “following the science” and the recommendations of scientists in the fight against the Chinese coronavirus.
“We will let the science do the talking,” Biden repeated in his speech on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, about his administration’s approach to the pandemic.
- And Biden did just the opposite. Scientists immediately noticed that Biden did not keep its promise to put science first in pandemic policy.Under pressure from teachers’ unions, the White House distanced itself from Rochelle Walensky, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), who said that “schools can safely reopen without vaccinating teachers”.White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Dr. Rochelle Walensky was speaking “in a personal capacity” – a lie – because she made her statement at a White House briefing for reporters.
Biden said [he] wouldn’t interfere with scientists, but that’s what this walk back is,” Joseph Allen, associate professor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, said over Twitter. “Undermining new CDC Director 3 weeks in is not a good look.”
“Biden said [he] wouldn't interfere with scientists, but that's what this walk back is,” Joseph Allen, associate professor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, said over Twitter. “Undermining new CDC Director 3 weeks in is not a good look.”https://t.co/k8DQsE3OIN
— Kimberley Strassel (@KimStrassel) February 10, 2021
- Chris Christie also said: “Biden should follow the science, not teachers.”
Restoring the morale of diplomats: a big missed opportunity
- During his first visit to the State Department as president on February 4, Biden attempted to restore American diplomatic and moral leadership, who had often been viewed with suspicion by Trump’s White House.
“You are at the center of everything I intend to do,” he told them before his keynote address. “You are the heart of it. We will rebuild our alliances.
- And instead, Biden filled the senior administration positions with former Obama State Department officials who had gone into the private sector – leaving out the current administration officials, whom he had just told he was “at the center of everything he intends to do,” blocking them from promotion internally.
“It was a major missed opportunity,” said Brett Bruen, a member of the Obama administration’s National Security Council. adding that “the Biden administration was filling senior ranks with former State Department officials returning from the private sector — rather than promoting from within.”
- Moreover, his fine speech was deemed hollow. Policy specifics were few. Instead, Biden laid out how getting the process right would translate into action. Mr. Biden showed that he is more focused on getting the right diplomatic processes than on concrete results, a return to traditional diplomacy.
“This administration is going to empower you to do your jobs, not target or politicize,” he told diplomats, in a slightly veiled jab at Trump. “We want a rigorous debate that brings all perspectives and makes room for dissent. That’s how we’ll get the best possible policy outcomes.”
- There were few surprises in the speech, said Dominic Tierney, professor of political science at Swarthmore College :
“One of the hallmarks of the Biden doctrine is the clarity on the means of foreign policy as much as the ends,” he said. “So although there wasn’t a huge amount of precision on exactly what he was going to do about Russia and so on, there was clarity on the process — that we’re going to work with allies.”
- Frank Gaffney of the Center for Security Policy agrees:
“The Biden approach certainly can’t be characterized as ‘America first,’” said Gaffney before Biden’s speech. “If this president puts America last, our national decline will be his lasting legacy.”
February 11 – Biden’s promise to reopen schools meets with a messy reality
- During the campaign, President Joe Biden pledged to reopen most American schools within his first 100 days in officeWe have just learned that this promise was made of thin air, without any intention of keeping it.On Tuesday, February 9, when asked what Biden meant by “open schools,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Biden was committed “to ensuring schools are open five days a week”For the record, Catholic schools have been reopened since September. It is true that their operating costs are three to four times less than public schools, and their results are four to five times better.
February 5th – Biden lies again, telling a false war story that he was shot at in Baghdad
- Joe Biden continues to lie about his past. He has repeated a story, which has been disproved by the fact checkers, that he was shot while he was in a conflict zone.In a 2007 debate, Biden claimed that he was targeted in Baghdad’s Green Zone. He was avait dû se rétracter his statement after receiving criticism from veterans. But, either because he is out of his mind, or because he is a serial liar and is not used to being called by the media, he just did it again.Biden reiterated his lie when he spoke to State Department employees on Thursday :
— President Biden (@POTUS) February 4, 2021
“You have great personal courage. I was with some of you when we were shot,” Biden told a group of diplomatic assistants in Washington.
- Patrick Campbell, then legislative director of the Veterans of America for Iraq and Afghanistan, told The Hill at the time :
“Veterans don’t like it when people mischaracterize their service, people who overstate what happens to them,” he said. “We have names for them.”
On February 3rd, Biden repeats the lie about the “kids in cages” under President Trump
- Joe Biden lied again about the accusation that Trump put illegal migrant children in cages. This accusation has been dbunked a multitude of times by all the fact checkers – which are left-wing. It was under Obama that these cages were built and it was under Obama that these children were locked in cages.
- Biden said, when signing an executive order :
“We’re going to work to undo the moral and national shame of the previous administration that literally, not figuratively, ripped children from the arms of their families.”
The following photo, which has been widely circulated to prove that Obama, not Trump, built the cages, shows Jeb Johnson, Obama’s Homeland Security Secretary, visiting the border detention centers.
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) February 2, 2021
February 3 – the $2,000 stimulus cheque became $1,400.
- On January 4, Biden told the public during a speech in Atlanta that if the Democrats regained control of the Senate by winning Georgia the next day, a $2,000 stimulus check would be mailed to the American people as soon as possible.
“Their election will put an end to the block in Washington — that $2,000 … would go out the door immediately, to help people who are in real trouble”.
- On January 10, Joe Biden reiterated that $600 stimulus checks proposed by Congress are too little money.
$600 is simply not enough when you have to choose between paying rent or putting food on the table.
We need $2,000 stimulus checks.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) January 11, 2021
- By January 30, Biden broke his promise to voters who may have been expecting $2,000 checks. The $2,000 had melted under the sun when the Democratic Party announced in a tweet that the president would send only $1,400.
@POTUS will build on the $600 down payment provided by Congress last year, sending an additional $1,400 to households across America, totaling direct payments to $2,000 per person.
.@POTUS will build on the $600 down payment provided by Congress last year, sending an additional $1,400 to households across America, totaling direct payments to $2,000 per person. pic.twitter.com/9zfBJT7t7O
— The Democrats (@TheDemocrats) January 30, 2021
- Biden’s lie was to consider the $600 in aid voted in December as a down payment. He never said, on January 4 in his speech, that he would send $1,400, but $2,000. By playing with words, he misled the public.
February 1 – Biden jabs that foreign company contracts went up 30% under Trump
“Under the previous administration, the federal government contracts awarded directly to foreign companies went up 30 percent. That is going to change on our watch” said President Biden, in remarks during the signing of an executive order on U.S. manufacturing, Jan. 25, 2021.
- On January 27, 2021, Biden made this comment at a “Made in America” ceremony to announce new rules to encourage federal agencies to buy more U.S.-made products.In fact, Biden misled the Americans who listened to him. So much that he received a three Pinochios from The Washington Post!SAM.gov’s Fact Checker revealed an increase of only 8.4% in spending on foreign contracts between FY 2017 and FY 2020. Overall, this represents a three-year average annual growth rate of 3%, far from the 30% announced by Biden.The consequence of this lie is that he is going to be able to dramatically increase spending with foreign entities (guess which one, it’s a communist country), while at the same time making it look like he’s lowering it.
January 29th – “those who govern by decree are dictators”
- There are “Things you can’t do by executive order unless you’re a dictator. We’re a democracy. We need consensus”, said Biden in October.
- He has now signed more executive orders than any president in his first week.
January 26 – Biden closes borders after calling Trump “xenophobic”
- On February 2, 2020, after Donald Trump’s decision to ban flights from China, Joe Biden accused him of being “hysterical and xenophobic”:
We are in the midst of a crisis with the coronavirus. We need to lead the way with science — not Donald Trump’s record of hysteria, xenophobia, and fear-mongering. He is the worst possible person to lead our country through a global health emergency.
We are in the midst of a crisis with the coronavirus. We need to lead the way with science — not Donald Trump’s record of hysteria, xenophobia, and fear-mongering. He is the worst possible person to lead our country through a global health emergency.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) February 1, 2020
- And what is Biden doing on Monday, January 25th? Same as Trump (except that no media calls him xenophobic). US President Joe Biden maintained Monday travel restrictions on dozens of countries due to health concerns amid the COVID-19 pandemic, issuing an executive order as the world discovers new coronavirus variants.Biden’s widely-expected order leaves in place restrictions on travel from the 26- country Schengen Zone in Europe, as well as the UK, Ireland, and Brazil, while adding South Africa. Former US President Donald Trump had moved to lift the Europe and Brazil bans on his second to last full day in office.
— Alex Kornfeind (@kornfeind) January 26, 2021
January 24 – Biden Promises to Solve the Pandemic …
- On October 23rd, 10 days before the elections, Biden declared: “I am going to shut down the virus, not the country”.
- But on January 21st, he said: “There is nothing we can do to change the trajectory of the pandemic in next months”
- During his inauguration speech, Biden repeatedly stated that he wants to unify the nation. He is lying.If he wanted to unify the nation, he would have publicly asked Congress not to pursue Trump’s impeachment. He would have started a process that would benefit the country by appeasing the 75 million Americans who voted for Donald Trump. And I would have applauded his decision.
- Last August, Biden said, “I will not ban fracking. Let me say it again. I will not ban fracking, no matter how many times Donald Trump lies about me.
- Tuesday night, White House press secretary Jen Psaki confirmed that President Biden will ban new fracking on federal lands: “President Biden promised to end all new oil and gas leases on federal lands when he was a candidate,” she said.
- Biden signed an executive order requiring masks on federal property… and he broke his own mask mandate on first day of his presidency, at the Lincoln Memorial, where he was seen without a mask :
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