President Joe Biden made numerous false or misleading statements during his address to Congress on Wednesday night, a speech that critics panned as extreme and divisive.
Here are five of the most obvious false or misleading claims that Biden made (this list is not exhaustive):
1. Lies about travel with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
What Biden said: “I spent a lot of time with President Xi, traveling over 17,000 miles.”
Biden has repeatedly made this claim and The Washington Post debunked it, awarding it three Pinocchios. The Post said it “could not get the travel to add up to anything close to 17,000 miles.”
2. Makes false and misleading claims about guns.
What Biden said: “In the ’90s we passed universal background checks, a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines that hold 100 rounds that can be fired off in seconds. We beat the N.R.A. Mass shootings and gun violence declined, check out the report, over 10 years. … We need a ban on