Democrat President Joe Biden reportedly refused to answer a simple question from a reporter on Thursday – what happened to the $2,000 stimulus checks?
Biden was asked about the lie he told that if Democrats won the Senate, $2,000 stimulus checks would be going out the American public “immediately.”
“Mr. President, whatever happened to your promise from 7 weeks ago that if Democrats [flipped] the Senate that checks were going out the door?” Fox News reporter Peter Doocy asked.
Biden refused to answer the question.
A few moments later, Doocy once again attempted to ask President Biden a question – but was rudely shut down by the president’s staff who singled him out and told him it was time for him to leave.
“President-elect Joe Biden told Georgia voters on Monday that $2,000 stimulus checks would be sent out to Americans right away if the state voted for the Democratic candidates Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff in Tuesday’s US Senate runoffs,” Business Insider reported.
“During his speech in Atlanta, Biden promised that if Warnock and Ossoff won the runoffs, ‘that money will go out the door immediately to help people who are in real trouble.’”
Biden seemed to have his hands full all day Thursday, even while deciding to ignore Doocy’s question. He also faced backlash after he falsely claiming that the Trump administration did not have a vaccine distribution plan.
“We’re moving in the right direction, though, despite the mess we inherited from the previous administration, which left us with no real plan to vaccinate all Americans,” Biden falsely claimed. “And every time we administer another 50 million shots, I’m going to use that milestone to report to the American people on our vaccination program and our overall fight against this pandemic.”
With his responses containing blatant lies like this, it’s no wonder the Biden team would rather the president simply ignore the tough questions.
Admiral Brett Giroir, M.D., responded: “I am so tired of the continuing lies that @potus inherited a #COVID19Vaccine mess, when in fact 99% of current vaccine manufacturing and distribution is EXACTLY as planned and explicitly described by Trump Administration’s Operation Warp Speed.”
The false claims by Biden and his administration have even been debunked by left-wing fact-checkers, including The Washington Post, PolitiFact, and FactCheck.org.
A couple of days after Biden took office, Bloomberg News reported that the U.S. was almost already on track to meet Biden’s goal of 100 million vaccinations in 100 days.
The report said:
In the week Biden was sworn in as president, nearly 983,000 shots a day were administered on average over the seven days ending Friday, according to data from Bloomberg’s Vaccine Tracker. The most recent three days topped a million doses. …
Pressed on the 100-million-dose goal on Thursday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki explained the math behind the administration’s thinking. She said that under Trump, 17 million doses had been administered in the first 38 days, for an average rate of less than 500,000 a day, and Biden’s team hoped to double that.
Bloomberg’s data show that the rate has increased substantially since the first weeks of the rollout. A more ambitious plan would be to double the current rate of vaccinations—not the average rate during the early phase of vaccine distribution. That’s what some Republicans have called for.