Joe Biden has once again let his mouth run before his brain could think. He’s added another one to his gaffe-filled campaign.
He’s recently claimed that he’d love for his upcoming debates with Trump to be fact-checked live. He has even claimed that he would be a “fact-checker on the floor” during the debates, as well.
But well, after The Exposure Of Biden’s Serial Lying Problem, who would honestly believe that he’d be a reliable fact-checker?
Here are some of Joe Biden’s biggest lies from his CNN Town Hall that if any reliable “fact-checker” had been “on the floor”, he would have definitely been called out on.
1. His First In College Story
During his town hall, Biden decided to repeat his claim from 1987 that had lost him the presidential race. He had claimed then that he was the first in his family to go to college, but had also admitted that he was in fact, not the first.
In 1987, The New York Times had published Biden’s words as he admitted that his claim was false:
In addition, Mr. Biden said … he had miscast some of his own forebears, painting them as having rather more humble origins than they in fact did. For example, borrowing Mr. Kinnock’s sentiments, Mr. Biden had said he was ‘the first in his family ever to go to university.’ In fact, Mr. Biden said today, ‘there are Finnegans, my mother’s family, that went to college.’
During one of his campaign speeches in 1987, Biden plagiarized some parts of British politician Neil Kinnock’s speech. He went as far as to present Kinnock’s upbringing as his own.
He had also plagiarized a part of Kennedy’s speech during his campaign speech.
2. His Academic Background
Joe Biden’s 1988 presidential campaign was full of dishonesty and plagiarism, which is the reason he was forced to withdraw from the presidential race in the first place.
In one video which has since gone viral up until now, a voter can be heard asking Biden where he went to law school and how he fared academically.
To the question, Biden angrily answered:
I think I probably have a much higher IQ than you do, I suspect. I went to law school on a full academic scholarship, the only one in my — in my class to have a full academic scholarship. In the first year in law school I decided I didn’t want to be in law school and ended up in the bottom two-thirds of my class, and then decided I wanted to stay, went back to law school, and in fact ended up in the top half of my class. I won the international moot-court competition. I was the outstanding student in the political science department at the end of my year. I graduated with three degrees from undergraduate school and 165 credits — I only needed 123 credits. And I’d be delighted to sit down and compare my IQ to yours if you’d like, Frank.
As it turned out, all of the things he said were lies — he was not on a full academic scholarship, it was a half scholarship based on financial need; not in the top half of his class, in fact, he was near the very bottom; and not the outstanding student in the political science department. There is no record of him having won the international moot court competition, and he had graduated with only one degree.
Where does he get all of these claims, and how is he so confident when saying them?
3. Trump’s Coronavirus Response
Biden had said, “Columbia Medical School pointed out if [Trump] acted one week earlier, he would have saved 37,000 lives. All the way back, and I was on one of your shows, all the way back in March, I was calling for the need for us to have masks, have the president’s staff tell us what’s going on.”
But the simple truth is that this contradicts his own actions in early March. He had continued to hold in-person campaign events until March 10, and he was not seen to be wearing a mask until April.
Biden only said he would wear a mask on April 5, after the Trump administration had released guidelines recommending the public to wear them.
Furthermore, he had held an in-person rally on March 10 in Philadelphia, where there was no social distancing present.
Biden has claimed more than once that he had “sounded the alarm”, and has been ahead of the curve on the coronavirus, but in reality, he has been lagging behind.
Contrary to Biden’s claim, here’s a video of President Trump addressing a Joint Session of the US Congress regarding the coronavirus pandemic:
And here’s a fact-check by Trump Pence of all of Biden’s lies on his CNN Town Hall.