Democratic nominee Joe Biden told campaign event attendees in Philadelphia on Sunday that the coronavirus is the worst thing to have ever impacted the United States and has claimed the lives of 200 million people.
Biden says 200 MILLION Americans will have died from coronavirus by the time he finishes his speech.
— Abigail Marone (@abigailmarone) September 20, 2020
That’s two-thirds the total population of the United States, which is about 330 million people.
“If Donald Trump has his way the complications from COVID-19, which are well beyond what they should be — it’s estimated that 200 million people have died probably by the time I finish this talk,” Biden said at the event.
Joe Biden: “It’s estimated that 200 million people will die, probably by the time I finish this talk.”
That’s nearly 2/3 of the U.S. population. pic.twitter.com/lp23K11K3o
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Fox News reports Biden likely meant to say 200,000 — the actual number of coronavirus deaths in America:
This isn’t the first time Biden has mixed up his math and made head-scratching remarks about the coronavirus mortality rate.
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Back in June, Biden wrongly claimed 120 million people had died as a result of COVID-19, during a campaign stop in Pennsylvania.
“People don’t have a job, people don’t know where to go, they don’t know what to do,” he said. “Now we have over 120 million dead from COVID.”
BizPac Review adds:
In February, during a primary debate, Biden claimed 150 million Americans have been killed with guns.
At a campaign rally Saturday night in North Carolina, Trump joked with attendees that because of Biden’s mental capacity, he may sign an executive order banning his opponent from being president.
“You can’t have this guy as your president,” Trump said. “You can’t have — maybe I’ll sign an executive order, you cannot have him as your president.”
Another Biden misspeak as he says 200 million people have died from COVID
— Josh Gerstein (@joshgerstein) September 20, 2020