Joe Biden faces backlash from fact-checkers over ‘false claims’ about the economy
US President Joe Biden is facing backlash from fact-checkers after he delivered a speech on Thursday praising the economic progress his administration has made during his term. his in the White House.
Biden spoke at Steamfitters Local 602 in Springfield on Thursday. During his speech, he made several statements about the current state of the economy, Fox News reported.
However, fact-checkers from CNN and the House Ways and Means committee have called his claims false and misleading. CNN reporter Daniel Dale accused the US President of making misleading statements.
Mr. Dale in his section on reviewing Biden’s remarks said: “Some of Biden’s statements in the speech were false, misleading, or lacked critical context, although others were true. “
In his speech, Mr. Biden claimed that his administration had “funded 700,000 major construction projects – 700,000 across the United States”, which the White House acknowledged was not the case.
“Biden’s number ‘700,000’ is extremely inaccurate; it adds two zeros to the exact number Biden used in last week’s speech and has also been used by the White House before,” Dale wrote. 7,000 projects.”
Not only that, the CNN reporter also talked about Mr. Biden’s claim that only “3.5 million people were – even vaccinated for the first time” when Donald Trump left office in January 2021.
However, the actual number is about 19 million, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data.
Furthermore, Mr. Biden has come under scrutiny for his claim that billionaires “almost only pay 3% of their income now – 3%, they pay.”
Mr Dale in his report said that Biden’s claim of ‘3%’ was incorrect. For the second time in less than a week, Biden has incorrectly described a 2021 finding from economists in his administration that the 400 richest billionaire families paid an average of 8.2% of income. for federal personal income taxes from 2010 to 2018.” He added, “After CNN inquired about Biden’s ‘3%’ claim on Thursday, the White House released an official transcript of the report. fixed, use ‘8%’ instead.”
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