Here is factcheck.org’s list of false information from Biden’s Townhall in Scranton yesterday:
Biden made the far-fetched claim that data show President Donald Trump could have prevented “all” of the U.S. deaths from COVID-19 if he “had done his job.” There’s no research that supports such a claim.
Biden wrongly claimed the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently said “wearing masks would save 100,000” U.S. residents from dying of COVID-19 between now and January. That’s a projection from the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, not the CDC director.
The former vice president misleadingly claimed Trump “said that no longer would we … provide masks for schools.” One federal program to pay for masks ended, but another aims to distribute up to 125 million masks for schools.
Biden appears to have exaggerated when he said Trump had been told the coronavirus was “seven times more contagious than the flu.” Trump told journalist Bob Woodward the virus might be five times more lethal than the flu. The coronavirus is about two to three times more contagious.
Biden wrongly claimed that “we now have a larger trade deficit … than we’ve ever had with China.” He would have been right two years ago, but not now.
He claimed that capping orphan oil and gas wells could create 250,000 jobs. We only found support for 120,000 jobs.
Biden falsely claimed that Trump has never condemned the far right and white supremacists.
Biden’s last false claim about condemnation of white supremacists has been his staple narrative for the entire campaign even though a quick look at transcripts or videos would show it is incorrect. It looks like reality is finally starting to seep in.
Are the liberal fact-checkers starting to recognize that ignoring Biden’s whoppers is destroying their credibility?
Will Twitter and Facebook start to flag Biden on his inability to tell the truth?