Twitter Fact Checks Joe Biden’s Bogus Claim on Lowering the Deficit

Posted on AllSides November 28th, 2022
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Twitter fact-checked a bogus claim by President Joe Biden on Monday that he had lowered the deficit, despite signing trillions of dollars in spending bills and raising taxes.

“The Biden-Harris Administration lowered the deficit with the single largest one-year reduction in American history,” the claim from the White House read on Twitter.

Biden’s bogus claim has been repeatedly fact-checked as misleading by major outlets, but he and his staff continue to spread the talking point as fact.

The main source of falling deficits is the expiration of emergency coronavirus relief spending, not anything that...

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