The Trump campaign released a list of 24 false or misleading claims made by Kamala Harris during the Vice Presidential debate.
These are important to read. The Mainstream Press refuses to deal with the facts of the debate. They want to deal with these issues nobody cares about to try and hide the lies being pushed by the Democrat party.
We covered the same thing after the first Presidential Debate.
Here is the fact check:
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HARRIS:Â â€œThe president said [coronavirus] was a hoax.â€
FACT:Â Harris repeated a frequent lie from the Biden campaign that has been debunked by at least 8 fact checkers; President Trump never called the coronavirus a hoax.
- The Washington PostÂ gave Bidenâ€™s campaign 4 Pinocchios for making this claim.
- The Associated Press: â€œBiden distorts Trumpâ€™s words on virus â€˜hoax.â€™â€
- CNN: â€œBiden ad misleadingly suggests Trump called Covid-19 a ‘hoax.’â€
- PolitiFact: â€œBidenâ€™s video is inaccurate. We rate it False.â€
- FactCheck.org: â€œTrump said that when he used the word â€œhoax,â€ he was referring to Democrats finding fault with his administrationâ€™s response to coronavirus, not the virus itself.â€
- Check Your Fact: Trump â€œdid not refer to the coronavirus itself as a hoax.â€
- Lead Stories: â€œTrump Did NOT Call Coronavirus A ‘Hoax’ Or ‘Political Conspiracy.â€
- Snopes: â€œTrump did not call the coronavirus itself a hoax.â€
HARRIS:Â â€œAnd in spite of all of that, today, they still don’t have a plan. They still don’t have a planâ€ on coronavirus.
FACT:Â President Trump and his Administration have taken swift action on the coronavirus from theÂ beginning, leading a whole of government response to the pandemic.
- In January, President Trump formed the Coronavirus Task Force and suspended travel with China.
- According toÂ Dr. Fauci, the Trump Administration “acted very, very early” to combat the spread of the virus andÂ did not delayÂ in putting in place mitigation strategies.
- On February 11, top Biden coronavirus advisor Ron KlainÂ admittedÂ the Trump Administration was â€œfar from doing nothing.â€
- Even Democrat governors like Andrew CuomoÂ praisedÂ the Trump Administrationâ€™s response: â€œWhat the federal government did, working with states, was a phenomenal accomplishment.â€
- The Trump AdministrationÂ completely overhauled the old and outdated testing systemÂ and replaced it with an innovative new testing strategy to meet the countryâ€™s needs.
- The United States leads the world in coronavirus testing, with more than 100 million testsÂ completedÂ and more than three million available per day.
- â€œWe needed a significant amount of the supply chain from the administration to allow us to at least double testing in New Jersey,â€Â said New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D). â€œWe got itâ€¦ theyâ€™re helping us out.”
- President TrumpÂ used the Defense Production ActÂ dozens of times to expand coronavirus testing technologies and capacity.
- President Trump launchedÂ Operation Warp SpeedÂ to guarantee that the American people are first in line for a safe, effective coronavirus vaccineâ€”at no costâ€”as soon as one is developed.
- The Trump AdministrationÂ announced an historic deal with PfizerÂ to secure 100 million doses of a vaccineâ€”with nearly half a billion more to potentially followâ€”as soon as it is successfully approved and manufactured.
- Multiple coronavirus vaccines are now in their final stages of developmentâ€”anÂ â€œimpressiveâ€Â accomplishment, according to NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins.
HARRIS:Â â€œWe now know because of great investigative journalism that Donald Trump paid $750 in taxes.â€
FACT:Â Harris is wrong; President Trump paid millions of dollars in taxes in 2016 and 2017.
- A Trump Organization spokesman has directly saidÂ that â€œmost, if not all, of the facts appear to be inaccurateâ€Â inÂ The New York Timesâ€™ reporting.
- TheÂ Timesâ€™ reporting ignores that the President paidÂ $7.4 million in federal taxes in 2017, not $750.
- TheÂ Timesâ€™Â article ignores millions of dollars the President has paid in payroll, property, and other taxes, along with state and local taxes he has paid.
HARRIS:Â â€œAnd through a plan that is about investing in infrastructure, something that Donald Trump said he would do. I remember hearing about some infrastructure week, I donâ€™t think it ever happened.â€
FACT:Â President Trump released anÂ infrastructure plan more than two years ago, and has repeatedly called on Congress to invest trillions in our infrastructure and included proposals in his budget to do just that.
- In February 2018, President Trump unveiled a plan to spurÂ $1.5 trillion in new infrastructure spending.
- The President includedÂ his infrastructure plan in both his FY 2019Â andÂ his FY 2020 budgets.
- While President Trump is ready, willing, and able to act; Congress has failed to heed this call.
- In his budget this year, President Trump again called for rebuilding our infrastructure, proposing $1 trillion in direct federal investment to rebuild and modernize American infrastructure.
- In March 2020, President Trump continued to push for infrastructure funding, calling for a $2 trillion infrastructure package as part of the phase four coronavirus response.
HARRIS:Â â€œOn the other hand, you have Donald Trump, who measures the strength of the economy based on how rich people are doing. Which is why he passed a tax bill benefiting the top 1 percent and the biggest corporations of Americaâ€¦â€
- President Trumpâ€™s tax cuts have helped Americans at every income level, including the middle class and lower-income Americans.
- The average AmericanÂ saved over $1,250Â as a result of President Trumpâ€™s tax cuts, and the average family of four saw aÂ tax cut of $2,000.
- IRS dataÂ shows that Americans with income between $50,000 and $100,000 saw twice as much of a drop in their annual taxes compared to Americans with incomes over $1 million.
- The Trump tax cuts are projected to create more thanÂ 1.2 million full-time jobs.
- President Trumpâ€™s tax cuts created more thanÂ 8,700 opportunity zonesÂ which spurredÂ $75 billionÂ in new investments in disadvantaged communities.
- The Council of Economic Advisers projects thatÂ 1 million peopleÂ can potentially be lifted out of poverty due to these new investments.
- More than 14 million small business ownersÂ took advantage of the new deduction for pass-through businesses.
- The Trump tax cuts doubled theÂ child tax creditÂ for hardworking families.
HARRIS:Â â€œAnd the truth and the fact is, Joe Biden has been very clear, he will not raise taxes on anybody who makes less than $400,000 a year.â€
FACT: Bidenâ€™s $4 trillion tax hike willÂ raise taxes on 82 percent of Americans, including those making less than $400,000.
- Bidenâ€™sÂ $4 trillion tax hikeÂ is theÂ largest proposed tax increaseÂ inÂ half a century.
- Five independent analyses have concluded that Biden would reduce after-tax incomes for those making under $400,000.
- The Tax Policy CenterÂ concluded Bidenâ€™s â€œproposals would increase taxes on average on all income groups.â€
- The Tax FoundationÂ concluded Bidenâ€™s plan would lead to higher taxes â€œacross all income groups.â€
- The American Enterprise InstituteÂ concluded that â€œhouseholds at every income levelâ€ would see higher taxes.
- Â A Penn Wharton budget model analysisÂ concluded that taxes would go up across all income levels.
- The Committee For A Responsible Federal BudgetÂ concluded that taxes would go up across all income levels.
HARRIS:Â â€œThe American people know that Joe Biden will not ban fracking. That is a fact. That is a fact.â€
FACT:Â Biden repeatedly expressed support for wiping out fracking, the fossil fuel industry, and the jobs they support.
- Biden admitted during a debate last year that there would be â€œno placeâ€ for fossil fuels, including fracking, in a Biden presidency, and that fossil fuels would be â€œeliminated.â€
- Biden agreed with a supporter in January that fracking needed to be â€œstopped.â€
- Biden said in February that he wants to â€œphase outâ€ fossil fuels such as fracking.
- In March, BidenÂ exclaimedÂ â€œso am I!â€ after Bernie Sanders said he was campaigning on â€œstopping fracking as soon as we possibly can.â€
- Last year, Biden pledged to a supporter that he would â€œendâ€ fossil fuels.
- Biden said he would â€œsacrificeâ€ â€œhundreds of thousandsâ€ of fossil fuel jobs in pursuit of his anti-energy agenda.
- Kamala Harris wants toÂ eliminateÂ all fracking, saying â€œthereâ€™s no question Iâ€™m in favor of banning fracking.â€
HARRIS:Â â€œJoe Biden is the one who, during the Great Recession, was responsible for the Recovery Act that brought America back. And now, the Trump-Pence Administration wants to take credit when they rode the coattails of Joe Bidenâ€™s success for the economy that they had at the beginning of their term.â€
FACT:Â Biden oversaw theÂ slowest economic “recovery” since the Great Depression, leaving behind millions of hard-working Americans.
- Joe Bidenâ€™s economic recovery was a once-in a century failure: heâ€™s evenÂ said so himself.
- Biden has admitted that many Americans â€œwere left behindâ€ during his recovery.
- The New York TimesÂ even rated this claim â€œfalseâ€ when Biden made it, saying â€œthe economy was not â€˜boomingâ€™ in the final year of Mr. Bidenâ€™s time as vice president.â€
HARRIS:Â â€œAnd of course now the economy is a complete disaster.â€
FACT:Â Before the coronavirus pandemic, President Trumpâ€™s pro-growth policies created millions of good-paying jobs and saw record historically low unemployment rates.
- ThroughÂ the first three years of the Trump Administration, the U.S. economy sawÂ nearlyÂ 7.3Â millionÂ new jobs, higher growth,Â and aÂ record settingÂ stock market.
- Workers sawÂ higher wages,Â lower taxes,Â record low unemployment rates, and a thrivingÂ laborÂ market.
- 6.6 million Americans wereÂ lifted out of povertyÂ andÂ millions wereÂ lifted offÂ food stamps.
- In just five months, the economy has alreadyÂ recoveredÂ over 11.4 million jobs, over half the jobs lost due to the pandemic.
HARRIS:Â â€œYou have Donald Trump who is in court right now trying to get rid of the Affordable Care Act, which means that you will lose protections if you have pre-existing conditions.â€
FACT:Â President Trump has fought and vowed to protect Americans with pre-existing conditions.
- President Trump hasÂ repeatedlyÂ saidÂ he will alwaysÂ protectÂ AmericansÂ withÂ pre-existingÂ conditions.
- This month, President TrumpÂ signedÂ an executive orderÂ ensuringÂ pre-existing conditions will be protected.
- President Trump has made protecting â€œall pre-existing conditionsâ€ aÂ key point in his second term agenda.
- The Obamacare repeal and replace bills that Republicans in Congress supported, such as theÂ American Health Care ActÂ andÂ Graham-Cassidy, included protections for Americans with pre-existing conditions.
- If Obamacare is truck down, President Trump has promised to pass and support aÂ replacementÂ thatÂ includesÂ pre-existing condition protections.
HARRIS:Â â€œThe Vice President earlier referred to what he thinks is an accomplishment that the president’s trade war with China. He lost that trade war. You lost it.â€
FACT:Â President TrumpÂ is standing up to Chinaâ€™s unfair trade practicesÂ and has achieved results for American workers and businesses, while Bidenâ€™s trade policies with China cost millions of jobs.
- The Trump AdministrationÂ successfully used tariffsÂ toÂ persuade China to signÂ a Phase One Trade Agreement that secured significant protections for American workers and businesses.
- President Trump secured a commitment from the Chinese toÂ purchase an additional $32 billionÂ in U.S. farm goods over the next two years.
- Joe Biden voted to grant â€˜most favored nationâ€™ trading status to China, leadingÂ to the loss of 3.2 million jobsÂ and decimating American manufacturing.
- Biden even recently admitted he would end President Trumpâ€™s tariffs on ChinaÂ without getting anything in return, reverting back to the failed status quo.
HARRIS:Â â€œWe are in a manufacturing recession because of it.â€
FACT:Â Before the pandemic hit, American manufacturing was growing and adding jobs thanks to the Presidentâ€™s pro-growth policies.
- The economy addedÂ 510,000Â new manufacturing jobs between President Trumpâ€™s Election and February 2020.
- In 2018, the U.S. addedÂ 264,000Â new manufacturing jobs, the best one-year total in 21 years.
- The U.S. has added more thanÂ 13,000Â factories under President Trump.
- During the Obama-Biden Administration, the United states lostÂ 192,000Â manufacturing jobs.
- During the Trump Administrationâ€™s first 37 months, manufacturing production grew at a rateÂ 11 times greaterÂ than the last 37 months under the Obama-Biden Administration.
HARRIS:Â â€œ[The Obama-Biden Administration] created within the White House an office that basically was responsible for monitoring pandemics. [The Trump-Pence Administration] got rid of it.â€
FACT:Â This is false; President Trump did not get rid of the National Security Councilâ€™s pandemic response team.
- Multiple former National Security Council officials have said the story that White House pandemic response team staffers were fired is false.
- Former NSC Senior DirectorÂ Tim MorrisonÂ said the claim that President Trump fired these staffers was â€œtotal garbage.â€
- Former NSC stafferÂ Richard GoldbergÂ said that the supposed fired staffers are â€œstill thereâ€ at the White House â€œworking hard.â€
- Former National Security AdviserÂ John BoltonÂ said â€œclaims that streamliningâ€ at the NSC â€œimpaired our nationâ€™s bio defense are false.â€
- USA TodayÂ debunked this claim: â€œTrump didn’t fire its members. Some resigned, and others moved to different units on the National Security Council.â€
HARRIS:Â â€œ[Trump] has referred to our men who are serving in our military as suckers and losers.â€
FACT:Â At least 14 officials who were on the trip to France with President Trump have gone on the record to refute the anonymous sources and allegations inÂ The AtlanticÂ article.
- Sarah Sanders, former White House Press Secretary: â€œThe Atlantic story on @realDonaldTrump is total BS. I was actually there and one of the people part of the discussion – this never happened.â€
- Hogan Gidley, former White House Deputy Press Secretary: â€œThese are disgusting, grotesque, reprehensible lies. I was there in Paris and the President never said those things.â€
- Dan Scavino, White House Deputy Chief Of Staff for Communications: â€œI was with POTUS in France, with Sarah, and have been at his side throughout it all. Complete lies by â€˜anonymous sourcesâ€™â€¦â€
- Jordan Karem, former Personal Aide to President Trump: â€œThis is not even close to being factually accurate. plain and simple, it just never happened.â€
- Karem: â€œAgain, this is 100% false. I was next to @POTUSÂ the whole day! The President was greatly disappointed when told we couldnâ€™t fly there. He was incredibly eager to honor our Fallen Heroes.â€
- Johnny DeStefano, former Counselor to the President: â€œI was on this trip. The Atlantic bit is not true. Period.â€
- John Bolton, former National Security Advisor: â€œâ€˜I didnâ€™t hear that,â€™ Mr. Bolton said in an interview. â€˜Iâ€™m not saying he didnâ€™t say them later in the day or another time but I was there for that discussion.â€™â€
- Stephen Miller, White House Senior Adviser: The accusation is a â€œdespicable lie â€¦ The president deeply wanted to attend the memorial event in question and was deeply displeased by the bad weather call.â€
- Tony Ornato, White House Deputy Chief of Staff and then-Head of the Secret Service’s Presidential Protective DetailÂ has said the story is false.
- Derek Lyons, Staff Secretary and Counselor to the President: â€œI was with the President the morning after the scheduled visit. He was extremely disappointed that arrangements could not be made to get him to the site, and that the trip had been cancelled.â€
- Dan Walsh, former White House Deputy Chief Of Staff: â€œI can attest to the fact that there was a bad weather call in France, and that the helicopters were unable to safely make the flight.â€
- Zach Fuentes, former White House Deputy Chief of Staff:Â â€œI did not hear POTUS call anyone losers when I told him about the weather.â€
- First Lady Melania Trump: â€œ@TheAtlantic story is not true. It has become a very dangerous time when anonymous sources are believed above all else, & no one knows their motivation. This is not journalism – It is activism. And it is a disservice to the people of our great nation.â€
- Jamie McCourt, U.S. Ambassador to France and Monaco: â€œIn my presence, POTUS has NEVER denigrated any member of the U.S. military or anyone in service to our country. And he certainly did not that day, either. Let me add, he was devastated to not be able to go to the cemetery at Belleau Wood. In fact, the next day, he attended and spoke at the ceremony in Suresnes in the pouring rain.â€
- Major General William Matz (ret.), Secretary of the American Battle Monuments Commission:Â â€œI was the host of the event discussed by the false and despicable article published in The Atlantic magazine on 3 September. On 10 November 2018, I was at the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery awaiting the arrival of President Trump. As a former Army infantryman who has flown on many helicopters, I knew that morning the weather was bad and the ceiling was too low for a safe landing that day. When the Presidentâ€™s visit was appropriately canceled due to weather, I received word also that he was upset he would not be able to make the wreath-laying visit and to pay his respect to the 2300 fallen soldiers and Marines interred there. â€¦ Those who know President Trump know that the anonymous smears peddled by The Atlantic have no basis in fact or reality, and do a terrible disservice to journalism and to our veterans, living and deceased.â€
- Additionally,Â The Atlanticâ€™sÂ reporting has been refuted byÂ a White House emailÂ andÂ Navy documentsÂ that directly show a â€œbad weather callâ€ was the reason for the canceled presidential trip to Aisne-Marne cemetery in 2018.
HARRIS:Â â€œLook at the Iran nuclear deal which now has put us in a position where we are less safe because they are building up what might end up being a significant nuclear arsenal.â€
FACT:Â Harrisâ€™ claim is false; the Obama-Biden Administrationâ€™s deal left Iran with a path to a nuclear weapon.
- Ray Takeyh, senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations called the Iran deal, â€œIranâ€™s legal path to the bomb.â€
- The Iran DealÂ limited international inspections, with wait times up to 24 days.
- The Iran deal allowed Iran toÂ continue enriching uraniumÂ and to construct newÂ centrifugesÂ in 10 years.
- The Iran deal failed to address Iranâ€™sÂ missile program.
HARRIS:Â â€œDonald Trump is in court right now trying to get rid of the affordable care act. And I said it before and it bears repeating, this means that there will be no more protection, if they win, for people with pre-existing conditions. This means that over 20 million people will lose your coverage.â€
- OnÂ September 24th, President Trump signed an Executive Order making it the official policy of the federal government to protect those with pre-existing conditions.
HARRIS:Â â€œAnd Donald Trump when asked about it said there were â€˜fine peopleâ€™ on both sides.â€
- Fact checkersÂ haveÂ debunked Bidenâ€™s claimÂ and said that President Trump condemned white supremacistsÂ and neo-Nazis.
- CNNâ€™s Jake TapperÂ admitted that President Trump did condemn Neo-Nazis.
- Fox Newsâ€™ Brit HumeÂ has debunked the â€œvery fine peopleâ€ lie.
HARRIS:Â â€œI was the first statewide officer to institute a requirement that my agents would wear body cameras and keep them on full-time.â€
FACT:Â As Californiaâ€™s Attorney General, Harris did not mandate body cameras statewide.
- In 2015, Harris said that sheÂ did not believeÂ in statewide standards for police body cameras.
- Harrisâ€™ requirement did not apply toÂ local police officers, and she said the decision should be left up to local agencies.
HARRIS:Â â€œPublic reporting that Russia had bounties on the heads of American soldiers. And you know what a bounty is? Itâ€™s somebody puts a price on your head, and they pay it if youâ€™re killed.â€
FACT:Â Top military and intelligence officials have strongly emphasized that the reporting of bounties is unproven.
- In July, Defense Secretary Mark EsperÂ said: â€œAll the defense intel agencies have been unable to corroborate that report.â€
- In September, General Frank McKenzie Commander of U.S Central CommandÂ saidÂ that when it comes to evidence about bounties being placed on the heads of American service members â€œI just havenâ€™t seen it.â€
- Regardless, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Russia that there would beÂ â€œan enormous price to payâ€Â if any such bounties existed.
HARRIS:Â â€œIn 1864 â€¦ Abraham Lincoln was up for re-election, and it was 27 days before the election. And a seat became open on the United States Supreme Court. Abraham Lincolnâ€™s party was in charge not only of the White House but of the Senate. But Honest Abe said that itâ€™s not the right thing to do.â€
FACT:Â Lincoln didnâ€™t nominate a Supreme Court Justice because the Senate was out of session and he was concerned aboutÂ the political consequences of a nomination. It wasnâ€™t because Lincoln thought the vacancy should wait.
- Records show thatÂ the Senate was out of sessionÂ fromÂ July 4 through December 5 in 1864, meaning the vacancy occurred when Congress was not in Washington.
- Lincoln did not nominate a Justice becauseÂ he was concerned that a pick would alienate political allies, not because he thought the vacancy needed to wait until after the election.
- In fact,Â Lincoln sent Salmon Chaseâ€™s nomination to the SenateÂ the day it came back into session â€“ December 6, 1864.
HARRIS: â€œYou know this administration took the word â€˜scienceâ€™ off the website?â€
FACT:Â The word â€œscienceâ€ was not scrubbed from U.S. government websites by the Trump Administration.
- NBC News fact-checked Harrisâ€™ claim asÂ not true.
HARRIS: â€œLetâ€™s talk about packing.â€
FACT: Harris avoided answering whether a Biden-Harris administration would pack the Supreme Court, something that she previously said she was open to.
- Harris previously said she wasÂ willingÂ to ignore historical precedent and pack the Supreme Court with liberal Justices.
- Harris: â€œI’m open to this conversation about extending the number of people in the United States Supreme Court.â€
- Joe Biden has alsoÂ refusedÂ to reject the idea.
- Biden: â€œItâ€™s a legitimate question, but let me tell you why Iâ€™m not going to answer that question.â€
- Biden: â€œIâ€™m not gonna get into that.â€
- Biden: â€œI know youâ€™re going to be upset with my answer, but â€¦ if I were to say yes or no to that, that becomes a big issue. Thatâ€™s the headline here.â€
- Bidenâ€™s silence directly contradicts what he said for decades, when heÂ denounced court-packingÂ as aÂ â€œbonehead idea,â€Â aÂ â€œpower grab,â€Â andÂ â€œdamaging.â€
HARRIS: â€œLast week, the President of the United States took to a debate stage in front of 70 million Americans and refused to condemn white supremacists.â€
- President TrumpÂ directly said â€œIâ€™m prepared to do itâ€ when asked to condemn white supremacists at the first debate.
- President Trump hasÂ repeatedly and specificallyÂ denounced white supremacists and racist hate groups.
- March 2016: Asked if he would denounce white supremacists, then-Candidate Trump said â€œof course.â€
- August 2017:Â â€œRacism is evil. And those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans.â€
- August 2017: â€œThe neo-Nazis and the white nationalists â€¦ they should be condemned totally.â€
- August 2019: â€œIn one voice, our nation must condemn racism, bigotry, and white supremacy. These sinister ideologies must be defeated. Hate has no place in America.â€
HARRIS: â€œWe are 27 days before the decision about who will be the next president of the United States . . . And so Joe has been very clear, as the American people are, let the American people fill that seat in the White House, and then weâ€™ll fill that seat on the United States Supreme Court.â€
FACT:Â In 2016, Biden tried to push through the nomination of Merrick Garland despite it being an election year.
- BidenÂ claimedÂ he would have gone â€œforward with the confirmation processâ€ of a Supreme Court nominee â€œeven a few months before a presidential election . . . just as the Constitution requires.â€
- BidenÂ arguedÂ that the Senate has an â€œobligationâ€ to engage in the Constitutional process of “advice and consentâ€ in an election year.
- BidenÂ saidÂ it would set a â€œdangerous precedentâ€ not to give a Supreme Court nominee a vote.
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