Patrick Semansky / APDemocratic presidential nominee former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in Detroit, Michigan, on Sept. 9, 2020. (Patrick Semansky / AP)
By Jack Davis
Published September 10, 2020 at 4:12pm
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden was “wrong — and not just by a little” during a Wednesday campaign stop in Michigan when he tried to claim COVID-19 was devastating America’s military, according to CNN.
Biden said there had been 6,114 “military COVID deaths” and 118,984 service members infected with the coronavirus.
“This is wrong — and not just by a little,” CNN reported in its fact check of the claim.
That means Biden’s estimate was 873 times the actual fact.
The number of service members infected stood at 40,026, the DOD