Biden Inflates Military COVID Death Tally to 873 Times Higher Than Reality During Speech

Biden Inflates Military COVID Death Tally to 873 Times Higher Than Reality During Speech


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.

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The true number of military deaths from COVID-19 was seven as of Wednesday, the Department of Defense said on its website.

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That means Biden’s estimate was 873 times the actual fact.

The number of service members infected stood at 40,026, the DOD said, almost 79,000 cases lower than what Biden reported.

Biden’s comment raised more than a few eyebrows on Twitter:

Was wondering whose “wild claims” he got confused with. 😉https://t.co/KwFJkRGAu5

— _mzishi_ (@_mzishi_) September 9, 2020

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