Fact Check: Joe Biden Repeats Lies About 'Tear Gas,' 'Upside-down' Bible in Speech Attacking Trump

Fact Check: Joe Biden Repeats Lies About 'Tear Gas,' 'Upside-down' Bible in Speech Attacking Trump


CLAIM: President-elect Joe Biden said that Trump had cleared protesters with “tear gas” and held a Bible “upside-down.”

VERDICT: FALSE. Both of Biden’s claimed repeat lies that he used on the campaign trail last year, and were debunked.

Biden made these claims on Thursday in a speech before announcing his choice of Judge Merrick Garland to lead the Department of Justice as U.S. Attorney General. He attacked President Donald Trump for the riots at the Capitol the day before, and claimed that Trump’s four years in office had led up to that moment. Biden did not condemn the violence of the left that raged across America over the past year, nor his party’s refusal to acknowledge the legitimacy of the 2016 election.

Instead, Biden recycled several lies about Trump. One was the idea that the president had cleared peaceful protesters from the park in front of the White House last

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