White House Admits Biden’s Vaccine Claim Was Inaccurate

After they were called out for lying by claiming that COVID-19 vaccines were not available when President Joe Biden entered office last year, the White House has issued a tweet acknowledging the inaccuracy of its claim.

“When President Biden took office, millions were unemployed and there was no vaccine available,” the White House claimed in a tweet on Thursday.

They were quickly forced to walk back the lie in a subsequent tweet, though the White House claimed that it was a simple ‘misstatement.’

“We previously misstated that vaccines were unavailable in January 2021. We should have said that they were not widely available. Vaccines became available shortly before the President came into office. Since then, he’s responsible for fully vaccinating over 200 million people,” the White House said in their follow-up tweet on Friday.

https://twitter.com/WhiteHouse/status/1525239715372359681

The admission comes after many people, even left-wing mainstream media fact checkers, had pointed out that the White House’s initial claim was a complete lie.

Prior to Inauguration Day on January 20, 2021, President-elect Biden had already received two vaccine shots and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris had received one shot. That is something the Biden administration should remember, yet it somehow slipped their mind when sending out the initial tweet.

According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 3 million people had been “fully vaccinated” by the time Biden took office, and nearly 19 million people had received at least one dose of the vaccine as of January 20, 2021.

Critics on social media called out the Biden administration for their lies.

“They lied & got caught,” Dan McLaughlin of National Review tweeted.

“I suspect you knew this claim was false…because both Biden and Harris got a shot BEFORE being sworn in. Oh, and you’re welcome. #ProjectWarpSpeed” said J. Hogan Gidley, who previously served as principal deputy press secretary under President Donald Trump, and as national press secretary for the Trump campaign.

“Did the ‘Ministry of Truth’ fact-check you? Or was it regular folks who called out your BS?” asked actor and filmmaker Dean Cain.

“The president was personally vaccinated in December 2020. Shudda asked him. Oh, wait, never mind,” said former Congressional Candidate and Air Force pilot Buzz Patterson.