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Say what, Joe? Biden says over 120 MILLION Americans died of Covid-19

Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden got his numbers mixed up just a bit, getting the number of Americans who died from the coronavirus off by a factor of 1,000, as he ventured outside for a healthcare event in Pennsylvania.

“People don’t have a job, people don’t know where to go, they don’t know what to do,” Biden said on Thursday at a campaign event in Lancaster.

Now we have over 120 million dead from COVID.

The baffling remark was quickly picked up by the Republicans, who used it as proof that the 77-year-old former vice president may have lost his marbles. Even Biden himself seemed to have noticed he had made a mistake, but the pool video of his remarks cut off as he tried to correct himself.

It is possible that Biden was just misreading what was written on cue cards for him. The actual coronavirus death toll in the US stood at just over 122,000 as of Thursday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

While adding three zeroes to it is a bit much, this isn’t the first time Biden has exaggerated the pandemic’s impact. Back in May, he spoke of 85,000 lost jobs and “millions of lives,” apparently switching the reported death toll and job losses due to the lockdowns.

Nor is this the first time Barack Obama’s two-term VP has rhetorically “killed” millions of Americans; he has previously claimed that “150 million” have died in the US from gun violence. As some sharp-eyed critics pointed out, that would leave only 60 million or so Americans alive.

President Donald Trump’s campaign has been hammering his challenger for “hiding in his basement” instead of campaigning, repeatedly noting Biden hadn’t held a press conference in almost three months.

Both the Republicans and the Democrats are keenly aware of Biden’s propensity to speak gibberish at events, which is why the Trump campaign has been baiting him to show his face in public while his own handlers decided he was “fine in the basement” where only two people a day see him, as prominent Democrat strategist Terry McAuliffe put it earlier this month.

https://www.rt.com/usa/492964-biden-americans-dead-coronavirus/

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John Ellis
John Ellis
June 26, 2020

BIDEN AND BIGOTRY — ROOT CAUSE
Because death is a reality, we humans are self-love creatures who above all things are controlled by the instinct for survival. For we seek security from death by using any excuse to establish dominance over those who have less education, less wealth or less whiteness of skin.

Glocken-spiel
Glocken-spiel
Reply to  John Ellis
June 26, 2020

You are just posting an opinion based on juvenile neo-Marxist bigotry.

John Ellis
John Ellis
June 26, 2020

The reason that the rich funded this article, is to achieve their highest priority, to have dictator Trump rule their Empire for another four years.
For not by the whim and caprice of public opinion was Sanders evicted from the political arena, Warren handled into being a pathological liar most obnoxious and no one but sleepy-creepy Joe remotely qualified to defeat Trump come November.

Glocken-spiel
Glocken-spiel
Reply to  John Ellis
June 26, 2020

What planet are you on? The Boston-NYC-Wash., DC American ‘Marxist’ phony Left- who decades ago substituted race in the place of economics as a tool to forcibly deconstruct US society- is completely controlled by the wealthiest Americans. Please post who ‘the rich’ are that funded this article.

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Fawlty Powers
Fawlty Powers
Reply to  Glocken-spiel
June 26, 2020

My sister lives in Cambridge, near Harvard Square, and 3-4 years ago the natives were overly restless and spending most of their brainpower trying to decide how to rename the signs on bathroom doors.

Diana
Diana
June 26, 2020

And how many hundreds of thousands round the world has this geriatric idiot been involved in killing? And to think some people will be encouraged to vote for him. I despair!

John Ellis
John Ellis
Reply to  Diana
June 26, 2020

The 50% working-poor never vote, which means that the 25% most wealthy in society are the voting majority and win all election.

NOTA Trumpster
NOTA Trumpster
June 27, 2020

The twitter quote of the week:

“Joe Biden has tested positive for the Moronavirus”

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