Washington Post Facts-Checkers Give Up Biden’s Lie Record

Welcome to the weekly column “Forgotten Fact-Checks” created by. National Review News desk.This week, President Biden’s misunderstanding in his first speech to the joint session of the United States, Democratic racist attacks on Senator Tim Scott, and USA Todayof Stealth editing on behalf of Stacey Abrams.

we First edition, Washington post And other outlets constantly confirmed the facts of President Donald Trump’s presidency. Now, Position After his first 100 days in office in Biden, he said he would give up cataloging lies.

As an NR staff It pointed outBiden’s first parliamentary speech on Wednesday won the lowest number of TV viewers in 28 years, but included some falsehoods.

The president called on Senate Republicans for stagnant progress in gun control and said loose gun control led to “daily bloodshed.” He argued that the expiration of the “early 2000s” ban on assault weapons caused an increase in violence.But gun violence Continued to decline As Jim Gerati of NR pointed out, even while the ban was in effect, the country was not free from shooting, including the Columbine High School massacre, the Long Island Rail Road shooting, and the Atlanta day trading shooting. .. Everything happened while the ban was in effect.

In his speech, the president also advertised his infrastructure and family plans, saying he plans to fund the company by taxing the United States and the wealthiest 1%. He claimed that “we will not impose a tax increase on income less than $ 400,000.” But after all, “everyone” is a deceptive claim — White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki explainedThe $ 400,000 threshold refers to households, not individuals.

Biden is also from the Congressional Budget Office Said “Providing broad bargaining powers in itself will have little impact on federal spending,” he said.

“We kept our promise that Democrats and Republicans would send a $ 1,400 rescue check to 85 percent of American households,” the president said. However, the US bailout program, which provided the check, was not a bipartisan effort as the Democratic Party passed the bill using budget adjustments without Republican support.

Biden also made suspicious claims about the economy, saying he inherited “the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression” and “created more jobs than any record president in the first 100 days.”

Philip Klein said last spring’s unemployment rate reached the worst of 13.3% when the pandemic first occurred, but was reduced to 6.3% by the time Biden took office in January 2021 for the first five years. He said it was a lower number than was seen in. Obama Biden administration. Real GDP has already risen after a significant decline in the second quarter of last year.

At the second point Associated Press “Employment has accelerated as vaccinations have increased, states and cities have relaxed business restrictions, and Americans have begun more adventures,” he said. The $ 1.9 trillion COVID-enabled package approved in March did help, but given the low benchmarks set by last year’s severe COVID reduction, the economy will rise anyway.

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Senator Tim Scott (R., South Carolina) argued against the Republican Party after Biden finished his sometimes misleading speech. Scott, the only African-American Republican in the Senate, lost the heart of a progressive, saying in his speech that “America is not a racist country.” (((Position Fact checker GlennKessler Continue to protect His highly malicious dive into Scott’s family history, based on a recent NPR appearance).

On Saturday, MSNBC’s Tiffany Cross accused Scott of “craving for white approval,” and Senator was one of the few black Americans to be characterized as “a sleepy and witty patient with Stockholm Syndrome.” Said there is.

She said the country sounded like a “stone fool”, saying it wasn’t racist, and if he was a slave, he was among those “left behind by Harriet Tubman.” I said I would have been there.

Meanwhile, Texas Democratic officials said call Scott refers to “Oreo,” a black man who appears to have “adopted attitudes, values, and behaviors that are often considered characteristic of middle-class white society, at the expense of his or her own heritage.”by Dictionary.com..

Still, when Vice President Kamala Harris virtually did not receive a blowback by agreeing with Scott that the United States was not a “racist country,” the Democratic double standard was fully displayed.

“Well, first of all, no, I don’t think America is a racist country, but we are also true about the history of racism in our country and its existence today. Must speak, “said Harris of the United States. The first black and first Indian-American vice president.

This Week’s Heading Failure

NBC news “Anti-racist education opponents won a big victory in the fiercely divided elections in Southlake, Texas.”

Oh yeah, a “hardly divided election” where one side won “about 70% to 30% in every race”.

Media mistake

USA Today Democratic Stacey Abrams has been accused of allowing significant editing of post-published voting rights in order to downplay boycott support.

On April 6, she removed from her first editorial on March 31 the line that said “I can’t argue” with people who boycott Georgia companies, and instead: wrote. Republican leaders are blaming me and others who defended (and actually read) the bill. “

In an updated version, Abrams writes, “Boycotts always sacrifice work,” and “Instead of boycotts, I do business in Georgia for other events and productions, our laws and others. I strongly urge you to oppose similar proposals in the state. “

The editor’s note warning the reader of the change was not added for more than two weeks on April 22nd. Report Ryan Mills of NR.

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