The Washington Post has labeled President Biden as a “recidivist” after he continues to repeat a trio of false claims that are “impervious to fact-checking.” One of those has earned the president four Pinocchios.
“It’s still relatively early in the Biden presidency, so patterns are hard to discern,” Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler wrote in a column on Friday. “But there are three claims President Biden has made that appear impervious to fact-checking, given that he’s already said them at least three times.”
Topping the list of whoppers is Biden’s claim that the number of Americans who have perished in the pandemic has exceeded the number of people killed in “World War I, World War II and the Vietnam War combined.” More than 500,000 people have officially died due to COVID-19 but that number is nowhere near the mortality totals of those wars.
The number of servicemen who were killed is approximately 580,000 and the combat deaths totaled more than 390,000. Making his claim even more ridiculous is the fact that Biden has now started including the almost 3,000 deaths that occurred on 9/11. He’s repeated this fib at least four times and was awarded two Pinocchios.
Number two on the list concerns former President Trump’s tax legislation that he signed in 2017. Over and over, Biden has claimed that 83 percent of funding connected to that bill would go to “the top 1 percent” of Americans. In reality, according to the Tax Policy Center, over 80 percent of taxpayers were recipients of a tax cut in 2018 and the top 1 percent received 20.5 percent. That falsehood earned Biden two Pinocchios.
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