How deep are the White House lies? We see Joe Biden making up lies virtually every day.
But perhaps some of the most offensive lies that he and his administration tell are the ones that defy reality right in front of our faces. Such as when White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told us that Kamala Harris was socially distancing from people during Ketanji Brown Jackson’s ceremony (despite the pictures showing Harris hugging her), that there was no internal ceremony (despite pictures showing there was one), and that Harris wore a mask while inside despite White House posting a video that showed she wasn’t). They simply didn’t care about telling such blatant lies because they are largely not held accountable for it.
I thought the Ketanji Brown Jackson lies were bad, defying what we could see right in front of our faces. But the vaccine lie that the White House told just may beat those for audacity.
This has been up since 4:45 p.m on Thursday and it hasn’t been deleted yet despite a severe ratio.
When President Biden took office, millions were unemployed and there was no vaccine available.
In the last 15 months, the economy has created 8.3M jobs and the unemployment rate stands at 3.6% — the fastest decline in unemployment to start a President's term ever recorded.
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) May 12, 2022
“When President Biden took office, millions were unemployed and there was no vaccine available,” the account tweeted. “In the last 15 months, the economy has created 8.3M jobs and the unemployment rate stands at 3.6% — the fastest decline in unemployment to start a President’s term ever recorded.”
The second part is no achievement since it’s people returning to work as the pandemic lockdowns eased, not because of anything Biden has done. But the first part — “there was no vaccine available” — just beggars all the facts.
It was because of the unique effort employed by President Donald Trump, making a private-public partnership, that they got vaccines done in record time and available by December 2020.
Just in case anyone is still deluded that Trump had no plan in place and Joe Biden was the one to ramp up vaccine injections, like @GloriaBorger.
1.6 million vaccines were given on inauguration day, and 20 million had received it by that date. pic.twitter.com/ZSFY4qUMrb
— Brad Slager 🍸🥃🍺🎙 Lifetime Subscriber to CNN+ (@MartiniShark) April 29, 2021
They were averaging over one million a day and had 20 million vaccinated by the time Joe Biden came in. That was an amazing thing to achieve within a little over a month and not having done anything like that on such a massive scale before.
Heck, Biden even got his first shot in December and his second shot before he came in.
Uh oh… 😳https://t.co/SsQycYWfZ7
— Jeryl Bier (@JerylBier) May 13, 2022
Of course, given it’s Joe, maybe he doesn’t remember. But the White House account even tweeted about it themselves. So they get busted by their tweet.
“no vaccine available”? What was president-elect Biden injected with? Sugar water? And was his *second* shot!
Maybe check your own tweets?https://t.co/jqAYzapv7E
— Jeryl Bier (@JerylBier) May 13, 2022
But this is just a despicable attempt to rewrite history. And these are the guys who claim to be upset about “disinformation” and who create a “Disinformation Governance Board” when they are the biggest purveyors of disinformation? And this isn’t the first time they’re tried this.
This isn’t the first time that they’ve spread such lies. Biden himself even told this lie on CNN to Anderson Cooper in February 2021.
Biden says the COVID vaccine didn't exist when his administration came into office.
Fact check: false. pic.twitter.com/lfo0h5APwc
— Beth Baumann (@eb454) February 17, 2021
This latest lie was so bad that it even attracted the attention of Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler and CNN’s Daniel Dale — who normally seem to take a long time getting around to calling out Democrats. They couldn’t stomach this one.
“There was no vaccine available” is very clearly false. More than 3 million Americans were fully vaccinated and more than 18 million had at least one dose by Biden’s Inauguration Day. Biden himself was fully vaccinated.
Obviously became more widely available with time, but. https://t.co/HNivLzStWT
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) May 13, 2022
Who’s manning the @WhiteHouse Twitter account? Delete this false tweet. Biden himself has said 8% of seniors had gotten the vaccine on the day he took office. Biden was one of them. —> https://t.co/ojDmn1DNIQ https://t.co/V7z07DHQ90
— Glenn Kessler (@GlennKesslerWP) May 13, 2022
But at this point, the White House has absolutely no shame.