On Wednesday evening, Biden gave his first address to Congress, in front of a limited and masked audience due to COVID-19 restrictions. Here is a breakdown of 23 false or misleading statements from hourlong address to Congress.
“The worst pandemic in a century. The worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. The worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War.”
On the subject of pandemics, there have been almost 150 million reported cases of COVID-19 and over 3 million deaths due to COVID-19 since the pandemic began in early 2020. One century prior, an estimated 500 million people died during the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918-2020. However, Joe Biden failed to acknowledge the AIDs pandemic and epidemic, running from approximately 1981 to today, which has killed an estimated 35 million people since it was first identified.
Biden implied that the January 6 U.S. Capitol building riots were the “worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War.” By making this claim,