BIDEN FLUBS ANSWER ON FOREIGN POLICY WORK, FALSELY SAYS YOU WON’T GET COVID IF YOU HAVE THE SHOT:
Rambling Town Hall
‘The experts say we know that this virus is, in fact, uh, um, uh, it’s going to be, or excuse me’: Biden loses his thoughts on vaccines, flubs answer on his foreign policy work and falsely tells town hall you WON’T get COVID if you have the shot
- President Joe Biden stumbled through Wednesday night’s CNN town hall when he issued a series of gaffes, lost thoughts and false statements
- ‘You’re OK. You’re not going to – you’re not going to get COVID if you have these vaccinations,’ Biden falsely assured
- He also said no vaccinated individuals will be hospitalized, sent to the ICU or die
- Biden repeatedly gave confusing, misleading and non-linear answers when discussing masks, national security issues and COVID-19 vaccine approval
- There are breakthrough cases of coroanvirus in vaccinated individuals, and some cases result in death – thought the rate much higher in the unvaccinated
- Biden revealed unvaccinated children, including all those under 12, will have to wear masks in school when CDC releases new guidance
- He is optimistic vaccines will soon be approved for children under the age of 12
Joe Biden overinflated that efficiency of vaccines, especially against the Delta variant, during his gaffe-filled town hall on Wednesday where he claimed the jab will prevent Americans from contracting coronavirus.
‘We’re not in the position where we think that any virus, including the Delta virus, which is much more transmissible and more deadly in terms of unvaccinated people, the – the various shots that people are getting now cover that,’ Biden said during a CNN town hall in Cincinnati, Ohio on Wednesday.
‘You’re OK,’ he assured. ‘You’re not going to – you’re not going to get COVID if you have these vaccinations.’
This statement is false considering many vaccinated Americans have contracted coronavirus, as well as been hospitalized and fallen fatal to the disease.
‘If you’re vaccinated, you’re not going to be hospitalized, you’re not going to be in the IC unit, and you’re not going to die,’ the president told host Don Lemon on stage at Mount St. Joseph University.
‘So it’s gigantically important that … we all act like Americans who care about our fellow Americans,’ he added.
While the vast majority of hospitalizations – around 97 per cent – are among those who are not vaccinated, many who did get inoculated are contracting the virus as the Delta variant surges across the country.
Biden struggled at some points during his town hall to complete statements coherently as he lost his train of thought on multiple occasions.
For example, when talking about getting vaccinations approved for children under the age of 12, the president said: ‘That’s underway, just like the other question that’s illogical. And I’ve heard you speak about it because you always – I’m not being solicitous – but you’re always straight up about what you’re doing.’
‘And the question is whether or not we should be in a position where you uh, um, are – why can’t the, the, the experts say we know that this virus is, in fact, uh, um, uh, it’s going to be – or, excuse me, we, we, we know why all the drugs approved are not temporarily approved by permanently approved. That’s underway too. I expect that to occur quickly,’ Biden continued as he fumbled over his words.
President Joe Biden (left) stumbled through Wednesday night’s CNN town hall with Don Lemon (right) in Cincinnati when he issued a series of gaffes, lost thoughts and false statements
‘You’re OK. You’re not going to – you’re not going to get COVID if you have these vaccinations,’ the president falsely assured
Vaccination rates in the U.S. have taken a massive dive over the summer, and reports indicate the administration is grappling with out to encourage hesitant Americans to get inoculated
‘You mean for the FDA,’ Lemon clarified.
Biden replied: ‘For the FDA’
Here, the president got off track on his answer about getting emergency use authorization for vaccines in children under 12 years of age.
He went on to discuss that the Food and Drug Administration is working on getting full authorization for the use of the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines – the three administered in the U.S.
Currently all three shots are only under emergency use authorization, which is a special provision for vaccinations and medicines to be given the go ahead for use in the U.S. before they gain full FDA approval.
Republicans were quick to jump on the president’s gaffes.
‘Is this for real?’ Republican Conference Chairwoman Elise Stefanik tweeted on Wednesday.
‘And the media will continue to fawn and look the other way,’ the New York Republican added.
Grabien Media founder Tom Elliott posted a video of Biden’s interaction with Lemon about vaccines and sarcastically wrote: ‘Crushing it.’
Many posted images of the mostly-empty auditorium, questioning why CNN and Biden weren’t able to fill all of the seats.
The network, however, insists that the audience of around 300 on Wednesday evening was the typical size for pre-pandemic CNN town halls.
Republicans immediately pounced on the president’s stumbles, with Republican Conference Chairwoman Elise Stefanik questioning: ‘Is this for real?’
Grabien Media founder sarcastically quipped, ‘Crushing it’ along with a video of Biden fumbling over his words and losing his train of thought several times
When speaking about national security, Biden also lost his words when declaring his qualifications to speak on the matter.
‘And I’ll say one last thing: You’re going to – I’ve had a lot of experience internationally and – I mean, not good or bad, just I have – I chaired the Foreign Relations Committee, I’ve been deeply involved,’ he said.
‘I did national security for our last – the administration with Barack,’ he said. ‘But folks, the rest of the world’s wondering about us. Those of you who travel abroad, it’s not a joke. Not a joke.’
He continued to ramble in saying: ‘Ask — you know, when I went to this G7, all the major democracies. I walked in and go, ‘America’s back.’ I’m serious, heads of state. I give you my word as a Biden. They said, ‘Are you really back?’