Fact Check: Joe Biden Falsely Claims He's Never Made More than $400,000 a Year

Fact Check: Joe Biden Falsely Claims He's Never Made More than $400,000 a Year


CLAIM: Joe Biden — who fancies himself as “Middle Class Joe” and “Lunch Bucket Joe” — has never made more than $400,000 a year.

VERDICT: FALSE. Previous establishment media reporting debunks Biden’s claim before a group of steelworkers in Detroit.

Sitting with four steelworkers in the Motor City on Wednesday, Joe Biden touted his tax plan, saying, “Every single thing I talk about, I pay for, by making sure, for the first time, the wealthy begin to pay what they should be paying. We’re not going to punish anybody. No one making under $400,000, which is more money than I’ve ever made, is going to have to pay more taxes.” (emphasis added)

But numerous reports over the last several years indicate he’s made significantly more than $400,000 per year.

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In 2019, the Wall Street Journal reported the Bidens made a stunning $15.6 million in the first two years after leaving

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