by Daveda Gruber
The Democratic Presidential nominee and former Vice President, Joe Biden and his running mate, Senator Kamala Harris, the Democrat from California have been caught in lies that are on video but it seems that they’ll keep on lying as long as they have listeners.
The 2020 Vice Presidential debate was held on Wednesday night and clearly, to me, Vice President Mike Pence won the debate hands down.
Pence came across as intelligent, a gentleman and a calm experienced debater.
Harris, on the other hand, came across, in my opinion, as being a condescending liar.
The Democratic Vice President candidate said that in the past several months there were 210,000 dead people in America due to COVID-19.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) admitted numbers are being padded and that actually only 9,210 people in this country have died due to the coronavirus alone.
She also indicated that frontline workers that have been treated like sacrificial workers. Really? After seeing what was happening to frontline emergency workers in Italy, the Trump administration took action early and ensured so as to that kind of problem never did happen in the U.S.
She mentioned that over million people filed for unemployment during the last month. In fact, the Department of Labor reported that about between 837,000 and 879,000 new initial claims that each of the weeks in September, which adds up to less than 4 million new claims for the month. The rreport further explains that the total number of people claiming benefits in all programs for the week ending September 12th was 26,529,810, an increase of 484,856 from the previous week.
It is also likely that a considerable amount of those who are on unemployment are more likely, as a result of shut-down orders by Democrat Governors in Blue States, than any action taken by the Trump administration.
Harris also said that “the Trump administration knew the dangers of the coronavirus and did not tell the American Public…imagine if you knew on January 28th? … they knew and they covered it up.”
The timeline proves her wrong.
This is the exact timeline:
January 3: CDC Director Robert Redfield sent an email to the director of the Chinese CDC, George Gao, formally offering to send U.S. experts to China to investigate the coronavirus.
January 5: CDC Director Redfield sent another email to the Chinese CDC Director, George Gao, formally offering to send U.S. experts to China to investigate the coronavirus outbreak,
January 6: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a level I travel notice for Wuhan, China due to the spreading coronavirus.
January 7: The CDC established a coronavirus incident management system to better share and respond to information about the virus.
January 11: The CDC updated a Level 1 travel health notice for Wuhan, China.
January 17: The CDC began implementing public health entry screening at the 3 U.S. airports that received the most travelers from Wuhan – San Francisco, New York JFK, and Los Angeles.
January 20: Dr. Fauci announces the National Institutes of Health is already working on the development of a vaccine for the coronavirus.
January 21: The CDC activated its emergency operations center to provide ongoing support to the coronavirus response.
January 23: The CDC sought a “special emergency authorization” from the FDA to allow states to use its newly developed coronavirus test.
January 27: President Trump tweeted that he made an offer to President Xi Jinping to send experts to China to investigate the coronavirus outbreak.
January 27: The CDC issued a level III travel health notice urging Americans to avoid all nonessential travel to China due to the coronavirus.
January 27: The White House Coronavirus Task Force started meeting to help monitor and contain the spread of the virus and provide updates to the President.
January 29: The White House announced the formation of the Coronavirus Task Force to help monitor and contain the spread of the virus and provide updates to the President.
January 31: The Trump Administration: Declared the coronavirus a public health emergency.
Chinese travel restrictions were announced.
Harris said that suspended entry into the United States for foreign nationals who pose a risk of transmitting the coronavirus was what had happened.
The truth is that even the Associated Press had indicated that Biden Camp was claiming that the Trump said that the coronaviruswas a hoax and not true. He was actually calling their politicization of it their “latest hoax.”
Harris said, “You know this administration took the word ‘science’ off the website?”
In reality, the word “science” was not scrubbed from U.S. government websites by the Trump Administration, and that fact was even confirmed as not true by liberal left NBC News.
Harris also said, They still don’t have a plan. Well, Trump administration’s plans regarding coronavirus actually began out the gate at a time the Democrats were claiming the alleged virus was nothing to worry about.
She also brought up that Donald Trump paid $750 in taxes. That was not true too. The Washington Examiner reported that most, if not all, of the facts appear to be inaccurate. The New York Times reported, regarding Trump’s taxes, also ignores that the President paid $7.4 million in federal taxes in 2017.
Harris said that passed a tax bill benefiting the top 1% and the biggest corporations of America.
That claim is out of context. The plan to cut taxes wound up reducing the tax burden for just about everyone across the board.
Later in the debate Harris claims they plan to only raise the taxes for people making $400,000 per year or more after Pence claimed Biden supports raising everyone’s taxes.
Even if Harris’ claim is true, and the increase of taxation will only affect the top earners, the tax burden would largely land on those who own businesses, or are high ranking persons in these corporations, who do the hiring, and who adjust prices of their products based on the company’s cost to do business.
Biden’s plan would reduce hiring, and pass the tax on to the average workers and newly unemployed with higher prices of products. This is an economics lesson they have apparently never understood.
She said that Trump’s tax cuts led to a two trillion dollar deficit.
Well, after the tax plan, because of the growing economy as a result of the tax cuts, federal tax revenue increased. According to the Institute for Policy Innovation, “federal revenue has consistently increased in the years after the Trump tax cuts. Despite the enormous tax cut, federal revenue increased by $10 billion in 2018, by $130 billion in 2019, and was projected to grow by even more in 2020 before the Covid-19 pandemic and its economic effects.”
Harris said that Biden will only raise taxes on those who make more than $400,000 per year.
The Tax Foundation concluded Biden’s plan would lead to higher taxes “across all income groups.”
She also said that Trump’s investment in infrastructure never happened.
The truth is that President Trump released an infrastructure plan more than two years ago. Congress, specifically the Democrats in the House of Representatives with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, have blocked his call to invest in our infrastructure. In February 2018, President Trump unveiled a plan to spur $1.5 trillion in new infrastructure spending. The President included his infrastructure plan in both his FY 2019 and his FY 2020 budgets.
Harris said that Trump’s tax plan led American companies to go offshore to do their business.
If they got the tax breaks Harris claims the big corporations got, they wouldn’t take their businesses off shore. They’d stay where the tax breaks favor them. Without even having to go very deep, it is obvious her statement contradicts earlier statements.
Harris said that Joe Biden will not end fracking. To me, that’s a joke. Biden has not only said that he plans to end fracking but he plans to end fossil fuel consumption in America.
She also said that the Affordable Care Act brought health care to over 20 million Americans. But according to the Census Bureau, the number of uninsured Americans has been on the rise since the creation of the Affordable Care Act.
Harris accused Trump of working to take away protection for those with pre-existing conditions when, in fact, Trump has signed an executive order designed to, in addition to other things, protect those with pre-existing conditions. He has made protecting “all pre-existing conditions” a key point in his second term agenda.
She also said that the West Coast of the United States is burning, the East Coast is being battered by storms, Iowa crops destroyed because of floods, Joe believes in science as “an existential threat to us as human beings.”
Fires in western U.S. are largely due to poor forest management. Science has shown that the number of hurricanes and the severity of the storms has not increased.
The University of Newcastle’s (UON) fresh research found further evidence to support the notion that severe flooding events occur cyclically, challenging the widely approved assumption that floods occur randomly, or that any change in flooding could be due to the notion of man-made climate change.
Harris said, “The 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.”
The truth is that one of the things Americans appreciate about President Trump is that he stands firm against those who would stand against American Liberty and American Prosperity.
It just so happens that China is one such adversary. For that reason, President Trump has confronted China’s unfair trade practices.
The Trump administration has “successfully used tariffs to persuade China to sign a Phase One Trade Agreement that secured significant protections for American workers and businesses.”
On top of that, Trump got the Chinese communists to purchase an additional $32 billion in U.S. farm goods over the next two years.
She also said that America lost 300,000 manufacturing jobs because of Trump’s trade war with China.
Well, as of two years ago, according to Forbes, manufacturing jobs in the U.S. has increased ten times what it was during the Obama administration. This is entirely attributed to Trump’s policies.
The numbers have not boomed so loudly since then, but that is largely due to Democrat policies by States regarding the coronavirus pandemic.
Harris claimed that the Obama-Biden Administration created within the White House an office that basically was responsible for monitoring pandemics. They [Trump] got rid of it
Former NSC Senior Director Tim Morrison, Former NSC staffer Richard Goldberg, Former National Security Adviser John Bolton, and even the leftwing rag, USA Today have claimed this is not true.
She also said, “Look at the Iran nuclear deal [regarding Trump ending it] 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.”
The deal was designed to make it easier for Iran to achieve a nuclear arsenal. By ending the deal and increasing sanctions on Iran which has adversely affected their economy, Trump has helped quell the danger that Iran once posed during the Obama administration.
Harris claimed that Trump referred to severe head injuries suffered by military personnel as simply “headaches”.
Not true. Trump was simply referring to what he had heard in a report. and he responded by saying, “I heard that they had headaches and a couple of other things, but I would say, and I can report, it is not very serious.”
If he had been misinformed, that is not the President downplaying the head injuries suffered by military personnel.
Reports had later confirmed that at least 11 U.S. soldiers had been airlifted from Iraq to medical centers in Germany and Kuwait for further evaluation and treatment of possible traumatic brain injuries from the rocket attack.
When he was asked about his “headaches” later his response in light of the new information, he stated he had been advised of the details “numerous days later,” and that regarding the severity of the injuries “you’d have to ask the Department of Defense.”
He then stated that “No, I don’t consider them very serious injuries relative to other injuries that I’ve seen. I’ve seen what Iran has done with their roadside bombs to our troops. I’ve seen people with no legs and with no arms. I’ve seen people that were horribly, horribly injured in that area, that war. In fact, many cases those bombs [were] put there by Soleimani, who’s no longer with us.”
It is difficult to recognize how severe a traumatic brain injury can be because the average person can’t see it. If President Trump does underestimate the seriousness of a head trauma, he’s not alone, and the list of those who don’t give a traumatic brain injury enough credence includes a long list of medical personnel in the Veteran’s Administration system.
Harris stuck to the story that Trump referred to our personnel in the military as “suckers and losers”.
This is a total lie. Multiple witnesses not only state that Trump never said the “suckers and losers” remark, but that he didn’t even have a chance to visit the cemetery in question on the day he allegedly said such remark due to bad weather.
She went on to say that Russia put bounties on the heads of American Troops.
There is no evidence regarding the claim. It is based on uncorroborated evidence, which has been echoed by many persons in the federal government, including Defense Secretary Mark Esper.
Another lie she didn’t hesitate to say, “In 1864 … 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 Lincoln’s party was in charge not only of the White House but of the Senate. But Honest Abe said that it’s not the right thing to do.”
Well, according to National Review, Lincoln, of course, said no such thing. He sent no nominee to the Senate in October 1864 because the Senate was out of session until December.
He did send a nominee the day after the session began, and Salmon P. Chase was confirmed the same day.
Lincoln wanted to dangle the nomination before Chase and several other potential candidates because he wanted them to campaign for him.
Lincoln’s priority was winning the election, which was necessary to win the war and he filled the vacancy at the first possible instant.
Harris was simply inventing history.
On Packing the Supreme Court, Harris and Biden have essentially dodged the question. Harris , in fact, made it seem like it was not something she would consider during the debate but in the past Harris in the past has indicated that she is open to the idea.
Harris also indicated that Trump has refused to condemn white supremacists.
This old claim by the liberal left has been debunked, on more than one occasion.
Trump has repeatedly and specifically denounced white supremacists and racist hate groups.
He denounced it in 2016 and in August of 2017, twice.
He went on to denounce it in August of 2019 when Trump specifically said, “In one voice, our nation must condemn racism, bigotry, and white supremacy. These sinister ideologies must be defeated. Hate has no place in America.”
Harris said, “He called Mexicans rapists and criminals.”
Not true. This same claim was made during the Vice Presidential debate in 2016. Back then Breitbart reported the falsehood. In his June 16, 2015 speech when he announced his run for the presidency.
What Trump did say was, “When do we beat Mexico at the border? They’re laughing at us, at our stupidity. And now they are beating us economically. They are not our friend, believe me. But they’re killing us economically. The U.S. has become a dumping ground for everybody else’s problems. Thank you. It’s true, and these are the best and the finest. When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”
Trump was referring to “some” of the people mixed into the population of illegal aliens crossing the border.
Harris said, Trump instituted as his first act, a Muslim ban.
This was yet another falsehood. The first list of countries on the first “travel ban” was based on a list of “countries of concern” compiled by the Obama administration.
In later executive orders regarding the travel restrictions, North Korea and Venezuela were added, adding to the reality that the policy was less about Islam, and more about threats to the United States.
Harris said regarding racists and white supremacists at Charlottesville, Trump said they were fine people when asked about it,.
This has been fact-checked and debunked a number of times. When taken into full context, he was saying that among the people in Charlottesville, while some were neo-Nazis and white supremacists, among the crowds were also fine people.
Harris said, “I was the first statewide officer to institute a requirement that my agents would wear body cameras and keep them on full-time.”
Not true. As California’s Attorney General, Harris did not mandate body cameras statewide. The truth is that in 2015, Harris said that she did not believe in statewide standards for police body cameras.
In addition Harris claimed that Trump will resist a peaceful transition of power.
The actual truth is that it has been the Democrats who have stood against a peaceful end to the election.
It was Hillary Clinton who told Biden not to concede, no matter what.
The Democrats had a lot of trouble accepting the results of the 2016 election, and some may say they have still not accepted those results.
Harris said, “If we use our voice, we will win, and we will not let anyone subvert our democracy with what Donald Trump has been doing, as he did on the main stage last week, he openly attempted to suppress the vote.”
In retrospect, Harris was likely referring to Trump’s comments regarding keeping an eye open at the polls because of his concern regarding voter fraud.
Remember that these are the same Democrats who believe that Voter ID laws are also an attempt to suppress the vote rather than guard against fraud. They are fine with requiring identification to be shown in order to enter Democrat Candidate townhalls, for DNC delegates to vote, or to enter and vote in labor union meetings.
The truth is that Trump was not trying to suppress the vote but he was indicating his wishes that the election to be honest, without fraud. But, if fraud is going on, it ought to be reported.
So now, if you take out all the lies, what did Harris actually say while debating Pence? Nothing!
All a Democratic nominee for Vice President and the possibility of serving as President of the United States, if something were to make Biden incapable of serving, could say at a debate that millions of Americans watched, were lies.
As for Pence, it is not within in his character to lie. What he said during the debate was truth and fact.
Not only should you vote Trump/Pence 2020 but vote RED down the line!