(Liberty Bell) – The Biden campaign has a lot of free time on their hands now that they can’t campaign (and Uncle Joe is not so great at the live streams), so they’re taking up their time by lying shamelessly about Trump.
Within just six days, the Biden camp has issued three whopping anti-Trump lies.
The first one came from Biden’s Twitter account on March 19, the candidate claimed that President Donald Trump eliminated the office tasked with facing pandemics.
“The Obama-Biden Administration set up the White House National Security Council Directorate for Global Health Security and Biodefense to prepare for future pandemics like COVID-19,” he wrote.
“Donald Trump eliminated it — and now we’re paying the price.”
The Obama-Biden Administration set up the White House National Security Council Directorate for Global Health Security and Biodefense to prepare for future pandemics like COVID-19.
Donald Trump eliminated it — and now we're paying the price.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) March 19, 2020
This is not true.
Trump didn’t eliminate the office, but consolidated three bloated government entities into one in an effort to run things better.
Tim Morrison, who oversaw the transition during his time on the National Security Council at the White House, clarified this point in an op-ed published by The Washington Post.
“It has been alleged by multiple officials of the Obama administration, including in The Post, that the president and his then-national security adviser, John Bolton, ‘dissolved the office’ at the White House in charge of pandemic preparedness,” Morrison wrote.
“Because I led the very directorate assigned that mission, the counterproliferation and biodefense office, for a year and then handed it off to another official who still holds the post, I know the charge is specious.”
“One [move to streamline] the NSC was to create the counterproliferation and biodefense directorate, which was the result of consolidating three directorates into one,” he wrote. “It is this reorganization that critics have misconstrued or intentionally misrepresented.”
Next up, Biden tweeted out a hit piece in the form of an informative video which featured Ron Klain, the White House Ebola response coordinator.
In the video, Klain claims that “anyone who raised an alarm about this — a red flag — was silenced. Look no further than Dr. Nancy Messonnier, a career official at the Centers for Disease Control who was the first to raise the alarm.”
Everyone knows that we're facing a real crisis from the coronavirus. But do you know how we got here and what we need to do next? Ron Klain, former White House Ebola Response Coordinator, breaks it down for us: pic.twitter.com/XRkIw2EzM4
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) March 21, 2020
The video implies that, after Messonnier first made public the severity of the coronavirus threat on February 25th, she was immediately silenced by the administration.
There was only one problem. As The Post reported, Messonnier was giving telephone briefings well into March.
The third lie from the Biden camp is that Trump called the coronavirus a “hoax,” a myth long since dispelled.
In a thirty-second video from the Unite the Country PAC released Wednesday, one lie is told every thirty seconds according to WND’s estimations.
In addition to perpetuating the lie that Trump silenced advisors and eliminated the office in charge of dealing with pandemics, the ad also reuses this “hoax” hoax which earned Biden three Pinocchios from The Washington Post.
In a different ad, tweeted out by the former Vice President on March 3, deceptive editing gives the impression that Trump had called the novel virus a hoax at a February 28th rally.
We can't sit by and lose this country to Donald Trump. Today, we take it back — together.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) March 3, 2020
All it takes is a simple perusal of the footage of the rally to debunk this lie.
Trump says the word “coronavirus” and then speaks for a full minute before uttering the phrase “new hoax,” referring to the media’s first attempt to slander the him with the “Russia collusion” accusations followed by the media’s narrative that Trump was bungling the coronavirus response, which is the “new hoax.”
Trump was clearly speaking about the media’s coverage and not the disease itself, as both ads lead the audience to believe.
Furthermore, Trump reiterated again in a news conference on Feb. 29 that he was talking about the media hoax and acknowledged that coronavirus is “very serious.”