(RightWing.org) – Joe Biden gave his first speech before a joint session of Congress — if you could call it that — on April 28. Less than half the members of Congress attended, and no visitors were allowed due to security and COVID-19 concerns?! Biden tried to pad his measly list of accomplishments with lies and half-truths.
The worst offense being when he claimed he inherited the “worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.” Really?
The National Review didn’t waste any time getting the real story out to Americans. In fact, it debunked Biden’s claim before he even gave his speech using excerpts released by the White House earlier in the day.
Quick post on the excerpts –Biden Did Not Inherit the ‘Worst Economic Crisis Since The Great Depression’ https://t.co/rbiTWNVO4N
— Philip Klein (@philipaklein) April 28, 2021
As the National Review explained, Biden’s claim had “no basis in reality.” Sure, the level of job losses in 2020 was bad. But by the time Biden assumed office in January 2021, the unemployment rate sat at 6.3%, lower than during the first several years of the Obama/Biden administration.
Yes, economic growth contracted in 2020 during the second quarter. However, the third-quarter GDP rose significantly, and by the fourth quarter, growth hit 4%. In short, the economy was on the rise.
It’s one thing to exaggerate your accomplishments; politicians do it all the time. It’s quite a different thing to promote an outright falsehood as Biden did during his speech. Americans deserve better. Patriots demand more!
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