Fact check: White House tweet falsely claims 'there was no vaccine available' when Biden took office

Summary by Ground News
The White House tweeted that "when President Biden took office, millions were unemployed and there was no vaccine available" On Friday, the White House acknowledged that the tweet was inaccurate. The White House is correct that vaccine availability was limited when Biden was inaugurated. But the tweet wrongly made it sound as if the whole vaccine rollout began under Biden.
Fact check: White House tweet falsely claims 'there was no vaccine available' when Biden took office
8 days ago·Washington, United States

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CNN

Fact check: White House tweet falsely claims 'there was no vaccine available' when Biden took office

The official White House Twitter account tweeted Thursday about the sharp decline in the unemployment rate during President Joe Biden's tenure -- but the tweet began with a false claim about Covid-19 vaccinations.

8 days ago·Atlanta, United States
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KVIA

Fact check: White House tweet falsely claims 'there was no vaccine available' when Biden took office

By Daniel Dale, CNNThe official White House Twitter account tweeted Thursday about the sharp decline in the unemployment rate during President Joe Biden‘s tenure — but the tweet began with a false claim about Covid-19 vaccinations.“When President Biden took office, millions were unemployed and there was no vaccine available,” the tweet said.Facts First: It’s just not true that “there was no vaccine available” at the time Biden took office. About…

8 days ago
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KRDO

Fact check: White House tweet falsely claims 'there was no vaccine available' when Biden took office

By Daniel Dale, CNNThe official White House Twitter account tweeted Thursday about the sharp decline in the unemployment rate during President Joe Biden‘s tenure — but the tweet began with a false claim about Covid-19 vaccinations.“When President Biden took office, millions were unemployed and there was no vaccine available,” the tweet said.Facts First: It’s just not true that “there was no vaccine available” at the time Biden took office. About…

8 days ago
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Washington Examiner

White House falsely claims there was no vaccine when Biden took office

The White House is claiming there was no COVID vaccine available when President Joe Biden took office, a brazen falsehood designed to give Biden more credit than he deserves since he can’t defend his own record.

8 days ago·Washington, United States
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New York Post

White House falsely claims ‘no vaccine’ was available when Biden took office

“When President Biden took office, millions were unemployed and there was no vaccine available,” the White House account tweeted to its 7 million followers.

8 days ago·New York, United States
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The Daily Wire

White House Admits It ‘Misstated’ False Claim No COVID Vaccine Existed When Biden Took Office

The White House admitted Friday its claim a day earlier that there was no COVID-19 vaccination when President Joe Biden took office was a case of misinformation.The administration was widely criticized after a Thursday tweet aimed at showing Biden’s progress since taking office included the obviously false claim. Biden himself had received his first COVID vaccination shot a full month before being sworn in.“When President Biden took office, mill…

7 days ago·Los Angeles, United States
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