The day after President Donald Trump stunned the world and announced travel restrictions on China, Joe Biden took to Twitter and accused Trump of xenophobia.
Biden tweeted, “We are in the midst of a crisis with the coronavirus. We need to lead the way with science — not Donald Trump’s record of hysteria, xenophobia, and fear-mongering. He is the worst possible person to lead our country through a global health emergency.”
Here is the tweet.
But a strange thing happened this week.
The fake news website Politifact claims this isn’t true. Joe Biden never made such a remark. This is make-believe.
Mike Cernovich tweeted on this shocking claim tonight.
OMG I missed this “fact check.”
Biden Tweeted that’s “xenophobic” in direct response to Trump’s travel ban, but Politifact couldn’t be sure if that’s what Biden meant.
So it labelled the claim that Biden called the travel ban xenophobic as “mostly false.”
— Cerno (@Cernovich) January 25, 2021
Here is the reasoning by far-left Politifact.
The White House press office said Trump’s claim is supported by a tweet Biden posted Feb. 1, the day after the Trump administration announced travel restrictions on people who were in China 14 days prior to their attempted entry into the United States.
Biden tweeted: “We are in the midst of a crisis with the coronavirus. We need to lead the way with science — not Donald Trump’s record of hysteria, xenophobia, and fear-mongering. He is the worst possible person to lead our country through a global health emergency.”
But Biden did not explicitly tie xenophobia to the travel restriction. His tweet reflects coronavirus remarks he made during a campaign stop in Iowa Jan. 31, the day the travel restrictions were announced.
Biden said: “This is no time for Donald Trump’s record of hysteria xenophobia, hysterical xenophobia, and fear-mongering to lead the way instead of science.”
This is the garbage real Americans have to wade through every day to find the truth.
We don’t need any far left and dishonest fact-checkers to tell what we read and hear!