(trendingpolitics) – Recently, Slow Joe’s team took to Twitter to post this beauty of a lie, one that the Dems sure would have wanted Big Tech to censor had it come from a Republican:
When President Biden took office, millions were unemployed and there was no vaccine available.
In the last 15 months, the economy has created 8.3M jobs and the unemployment rate stands at 3.6% — the fastest decline in unemployment to start a President’s term ever recorded.
Yeah, so that’s a total lie. In fact, it was enough of a lie that even CNN’s Jake Tapper ripped Team Biden for lying and pressed Dr. Fauci over it, saying:
“It’s amazing this White House tweet is still up. As you know, that’s not true. There were vaccines available, they may not have been widely available, but it was available.
CNN fact checker Daniel Dale points out more than 3 million Americans had been fully vaccinated, more than 18 million had at least one shot by Inauguration Day. I think President Biden had two shots by then.
You’re the president’s chief medical advisor, why is the White House politicizing the pandemic by tweeting out that there was no vaccine available until Joe Biden became president? It’s not true.”
And, even more shockingly, that wasn’t all from CNN. It also fact-checked the claim in an article, saying:
It’s just not true that “there was no vaccine available” at the time Biden took office. About 3.5 million people were fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and about 19 million people had received at least one vaccine dose as of Biden’s inauguration day on January 20, 2021, according to statistics published by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
What’s more is that CNN wasn’t even the only fact-checking outlet involved in fact-checking Brandon’s minions and their attempt to steal credit from Trump.
FactCheck.org did as well, saying:
The Food and Drug Administration granted emergency use authorization for the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine on Dec. 11, 2020, and the Moderna vaccine received the same authorization from the FDA one week later.
As of Jan. 20, 2021, when Biden took the oath of office, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says nearly 23 million vaccine doses had been administered in the U.S. Almost 19 million people had received at least one dose, and about 3.5 million people were fully vaccinated. Close to 36 million vaccine doses had been distributed to U.S. jurisdictions at the time.
Furthermore, as we’ve written before, when Biden made confusing and misleading claims about the vaccine supply he inherited, the Trump administration already had contracted to buy at least 800 million COVID-19 vaccine doses with delivery by July 31, 2021. That included 400 million doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines.
Well, if you thought hell froze over when Team Biden was called out by CNN for lying about the jab, get ready to think it went into a deep freeze: the Biden Administration just admitted that it lied.
In fact, though the tweet on the subject didn’t use the word “lie”, the apology and correction tweet was shockingly forthright about the fact that the earlier tweet had been untrue. It said:
We previously misstated that vaccines were unavailable in January 2021. We should have said that they were not widely available.
Vaccines became available shortly before the President came into office. Since then, he’s responsible for fully vaccinating over 200 million people.
It makes sense that they’d have to correct themselves, as about 1 million Americans were getting the jab per day by the time Trump was out of office, which is significantly above “none”.
While not as many as the libs would have liked, that’s still a massive number, one that Biden couldn’t successfully pretend didn’t exist or otherwise weasel his way out of admitting.
Team Biden did not, however, apologize for or correct Biden’s October claim that he started the vaccine program, at which time he said “when I first started the vaccination program and we got all that vaccine, enough for everyone, we were vaccinating 3 million people a day, we were getting very close before things began to slow down.”
Still, any victory is a victory and we’ll take the correction and admission. Bygones aren’t bygones, but it’s fun to see them have to admit that they lied about the vaccine issue.