During President Biden’s Tuesday town hall event in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, many of his questionable answers forced left-leaning fact checkers’ to defend his gaffes. Biden’s first misstatement was about the COVID-19 vaccine, he claimed that his administration did not have a vaccine to work with when he came into office.
Biden stated, “It’s one thing to have the vaccine, which we didn’t have when we came into office, but a vaccinator, how do you get the vaccine into someone’s arm?” This statement drew conservative uproar because it was entirely false, one of former President Donald Trump’s last achievements while in office was to create a coronavirus vaccine in record time.
Washington Post fact-checker Glen Kessler said that Biden’s vaccine statement was not a lie, but instead “a typical Biden gaffe.”
It was a verbal stumble, a typical Biden gaffe, as he had already mentioned 50 million doses being available when he took office. Ex Trump officials should especially cool the outrage meter, as it just looks silly. https://t.co/HFjH01lXgH
— Glenn Kessler (@GlennKesslerWP) February 17, 2021
Biden drew more backlash over social media after he began talking about the current situation with China’s human rights violations against the Uyghur population.
“If you know anything about Chinese history, it has always been, the time when China has been victimized by the outer world is when they haven’t been unified at home,” Biden said, later on adding, “Culturally there are different norms that each country and their leaders are expected to follow.”