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Campaign Press Release - Correct The Record: Fact Checking Biden's Day In Michigan

October 16, 2020

Biden spent the day parroting lies and falsehoods in the Great Lakes State

BIDEN:"Insurers, if they win, and that's what this court packing going on now is about, insurers will no longer allow you to keep your kids on your policy until age 26 in the middle of this economic crisis."

FACT: Biden's claim is ridiculous and has nothing to do with court packing; President Trump is filling a Supreme Court vacancy as the Constitution calls for with the advice and consent of the Senate.

  • Biden has been called out for falsely claiming that Judge Amy Coney Barrett's appointment is unconstitutional, with fact-checkers calling it "false" and legal experts saying they "have no idea" what Biden is talking about.
  • While Democrats have tried to change the definition, the actual meaning is clear.
  • Court packing is expanding or changing the number of judges on a court to stack it with supporters.
  • Unlike President Trump, Joe Biden supports actual court packing, saying last night that he is "open" to the idea, after spending weeks refusing to answer.

BIDEN: "Just like when [President Trump] said there were 'very fine people' on both sides in Charlottesville."

FACT: This is an often-repeated Biden lie; President Trump specifically condemned neo-Nazis and white supremacists in Charlottesville.

BIDEN: "No one who makes less than $400,00 a year will pay a penny more."

FACT: Biden's $4 trillion tax hike will raise taxes on 82 percent of Americans, including those making under $400,000.

BIDEN: "Moody's, a well-respected Wall street firm, has done an in-depth analysis of every step of my plan. As well as his. You know what the conclusion was? This is Moody's, now. My plan will create 18.6 million jobs. 7 million more than his would. And $1 trillion more in economic growth than the President's plan."

FACT: The outfit Biden cited – Moody's – has a history of drastically underestimating the positive effects of President Trump's economic policies.

REPORTER: "Do you regret at all calling the travel ban xenophobic." BIDEN: "I didn't call the travel ban – I said he's xenophobic, it wasn't about the travel ban."

FACT: Biden accused President Trump of "hysterical xenophobia" the same day the Trump Administration announced its travel ban; as the timeline makes clear, Biden was certainly talking about the China travel ban.

Donald J. Trump, Campaign Press Release - Correct The Record: Fact Checking Biden's Day In Michigan Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/345881

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