Biden Promotes Three Lies About Coronavirus
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On Sunday during an interview, former Vice President and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden promoted a debunked claim about head of the National Institute of Allergy and Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Anthony Fauci by claiming that the Trump administration was trying to silence him.
“And, look, right now you have this president, hasn’t allowed his scientists to speak, number one,” Biden claimed on ABC News. “He has the vice president speaking, not the scientists who know what they’re talking about, like Fauci.”
“And I see — I see no preparedness other than a political talking points, putting someone in charge who is not a scientist and not — and muzzling the scientist,” Biden said. “Mr. Fauci’s been here — anyway, all the way back to the Bush administration. What’s going on here?”
Biden's claim is blatantly false considering Fauci has come out saying that the Trump administration was in no way silencing him out.
“I have never been muzzled ever, and I’ve been doing this since the administration of Ronald Reagan,” Fauci recently said to a reporter. “I’m not being muzzled by this administration.”
“What happened — which was misinterpreted — is that we were set up to go on some shows, and when the Vice President took over, we said, ‘Let’s regroup and figure out how we’re going to be communicating,'” Fauci added. “So I had to just stand down on a couple of shows and resubmit for clearance. And when I resubmitted for clearance, I got cleared. So I have not been muzzled at all. That was a real misrepresentation of what happened.”
Another lie from Biden came during the same interview. The lie was so bla“They don’t — they — they’ve cut the funding for the CDC. They’ve cut the — the Centers for Disease Control,” Biden said during his interview on ABC News.
The Associated Press reported: "Trump’s budgets have proposed cuts to public health, only to be overruled by Congress, where there’s strong bipartisan support for agencies such as the CDC and NIH. Instead, financing has increased."
The third lie came on Sunday when Biden shared an article that falsely claimed that President Donald Trump called the Coronavirus a "hoax."
Check out what The Daily Wire reported:
Biden also promoted a news article on Sunday on his Twitter account that was debunked by a Facebook fact-checker over the weekend and labeled as containing false and inaccurate information.
The article falsely claimed that Trump called the coronavirus a “hoax,” when in fact he was referring to the media and Democratic Party’s politicization and sensationalizing of the virus as a “hoax.”
President Trump later tweeted that he was not referring to the Coronavirus as a "hoax": “‘Hoax’ referring to the action that they take to try and pin this on somebody, because we’ve done such a good job. The hoax is on them, not — I’m not talking about what’s happening here; I’m talking what they’re doing. … This is what I’m talking about. Certainly not referring to this. How could anybody refer to this? This is very serious stuff.”
“But the way they refer to it — because these people have done such an incredible job, and I don’t like it when they are criticizing these people,” Trump added. “And that’s the hoax. That’s what I’m talking about.”
President Trump then doubled down on Biden by calling him out for when he claimed that 150 million people had died from guns.
“Sleepy Joe Biden also said that guns killed 150 million Americans last year, wants to win Georgia on Super Tuesday (not up), and got his speaking location wrong again!” he said while referring to claims made by Biden during the most recent Democratic debates.
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