Here’s a look at several incorrect and misleading claims that Biden has made during these events and interviews in the past few weeks.
In a virtual fundraiser on June 23 with former President Barack Obama, Biden claimed that Trump “wants to cut money for the post office so they can’t deliver ballots by mail.”
Republican tax cut
“Even places like the Heritage Foundation said it didn’t grow the economy,” Biden said of the Tax and Job Reduction Act.
Facts First: While economists and experts disagree on the overall effect of the tax cut, Biden is wrong because the Heritage Foundation “said it did not grow the economy.”
“At this point, if you do, I am going to urge Democrats in the United States Senate to block the ability to vote on those judges,” Biden said. “We only have 140 days to go. We won’t let that happen.”
In 2013, Senate Democrats, under the leadership of Harry Reid, eliminated the filibuster for many presidential nominations. Senate Republicans now only need 51 votes to break a filibuster and approve a judicial nomination. They currently have 53 seats.
During a speech on the economy on June 5, Biden twice claimed that Hispanic unemployment had risen in that day’s jobs report.
Condemning President Donald Trump’s comments about George Floyd, Biden said, “The fact that he did it the day black unemployment increased, Hispanic unemployment increased, black youth unemployment skyrocketed tells him everything he needs to know. about this man. “
Later Biden said: “Latino [unemployment] it jumped to over 37%. “
A reading of Biden’s speech shows that by referring to the “jump to over 37%,” Biden was supposed to say “Latino youth unemployment,” which would have been correct.
“Latino youth unemployment rose to more than 37 percent,” says the reading. However, Biden incorrectly said that Hispanic unemployment had increased twice during the speech.
According to the report, in May Hispanic or Latino unemployment fell from 16.7% to 15.1%, while the Hispanic youth unemployment rate increased from 35.8% to 37.4%.
In an interview with radio host Charlamagne tha God on May 22, Biden falsely claimed that the NAACP has endorsed him “every time I’ve run.”
Facts First: The NAACP does not endorse candidates.
“You know the president has talked about systematic racism,” Palmer said, “but when asked … he simply says that the answer is a better economy, that’s what will solve it. But I really don’t think it’s the answer.”
Palmer asked Biden what his plan was to eradicate white supremacy in the United States.
“Well, first of all, I don’t even think Trump has recognized white supremacy,” said Biden. “He doesn’t even recognize it,” added Biden later.
Facts First: Trump has condemned white supremacy, but only recently said there is “probably something” to systemic racism in the United States.
This statement came just days after Trump suggested there were “very good people on both sides” of the rally and protest, a statement for which Biden and others have harshly criticized him.
Still, it’s not true that he hasn’t recognized the problem of white supremacy at all.
“I would like to think that there is no” systemic racism, “Trump told the newspaper,” but unfortunately, there is probably something. I would also say that it is much less than it used to be. “
CDC Employees in China
“We had over 44, if I’m not mistaken, CDC people in China, in China to observe what was going on,” Biden said. “The president brought the vast majority of them home, I think he left just four in their place.”
Facts First: Biden is right that under Trump, the CDC staff in China declined, but he exaggerated that decline. It was reduced to 14 members, not 4.