This ad takes a look at some of the misleading claims made in the blitz.
In one of his advertisements, Biden states that Trump is proposing to abolish the tax “paying for about half that.” [of] No social security for that lost revenue. ”
Fact First: While it is true that Trump has suggested doing away with the payroll tax, his remarks are misleading. He has stated that he will waive any deferred payroll tax and also that he will abolish the tax altogether. Trump has suggested that economic development would cover the cost of eliminating the tax, which is highly questionable.
“Ending payroll tax”
At an August 12 press conference, Trump said that, if he was reelected, “we will abolish the payroll tax. So that means there will be anywhere more than $ 5,000 per family.”
Earlier in the press conference, Trump said that if he is elected, “will completely and completely waive all kinds of deferred payroll taxes, in any way, shape or form, to hurt Social Security.” Delivering – That money is going to come from the General Fund. ”
Later, Fox News’ John Roberts asked Trump “If you permanently save the payroll tax, how do you pay for protection?”
Trump said “we’re taking it out of the general fund” later suggested that “tremendous” economic growth would cover the loss of payroll taxes.
Additionally, only Congress can abolish the payroll tax and it’s unclear whether the House is controlled by Democrats and the difficulty of rallying Senate Republicans behind such a proposal is how Trump will get rid of the tax by the end of the year .
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Fact First: this is confusing. Biden was responding to a hypothetical scenario, not proposing a national shutdown.
The clip comes from an August 21 ABC interview where Biden was asked what experts would have done to shut him down if he had been president. “I’ll shut it down. I’ll listen to the scientists,” said Biden.
Biden did not suggest that America should be shut down now. Additionally, the President cannot unilaterally shut down the country. They can offer guidance and take other measures, but states have limited their power to control the restrictions they impose.
CNN’s Tara Subramaniam contributed to this article.