White House Finally Admits Mistake About False COVID Vaccine Claim

This past Friday, White House officials finally admitted that its claim, which was made just one day prior, that there had been no COVID-19 vaccination when Old Uncle Joe took office was a result of misinformation.

The administration was subject to heavy criticism in the wake of a tweet that went on on Thursday that was trying to show off Biden’s supposed progress since taking office but included the obvious, and easily verifiable, false claim. As Biden took office, he had already gotten his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination shot almost a full month before he was sworn in.

“When President Biden took office, millions were unemployed and there was no vaccine available,” claimed the tweet.

This past Friday evening, the White House finally admitted that the information in the tweet was wrong, even as it attempted to give Biden credit for the overall larger rollout of vaccines that were created under policies that made the “Operation Warp Speed” program from his predecessor, former President Trump.

“We previously misstated that vaccines were unavailable in January 2021,” the White House corrected itself. “We should have said that they were not widely available. Vaccines became available shortly before the President came into office. Since then, he’s responsible for fully vaccinating over 200 million people.”

By the time the smoke cleared from Biden’s swearing-in, both COVID vaccinations from Moderna and Pfizer had received their authorizations for emergency use and roughly 1 million people per day were receiving them. Even Old Uncle Joe himself had already gotten the second jab well over a week before his inauguration.

The criticism was so severe concerning the initial false claim that even left-wing “fact checker” Glenn Kessler of The Washington Post was forced to call out the White House to “delete this false tweet.”

Daniel Dale, from CNN, also threw shade at the White House over the false claim.

“‘There was no vaccine available’ is very clearly false,” stated Dale in a tweet. “More than 3 million Americans were fully vaccinated and more than 18 million had at least one dose by Biden’s Inauguration Day. Biden himself was fully vaccinated.”

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the point man for the White House concerning COVID-19, was questioned this past Thursday by Jake Tapper concerning why the administration would make such a false claim.

“I just can’t explain it,” answered Fauci.

Despite that the tweet is proven to be false, Twitter has chosen to refuse to take it down themselves.

This highly embarrassing backpedal takes place just as the White House is trying to create an entirely new office within the Department of Homeland Security to attempt to sort through false information online that is being called the “Disinformation Governance Board.” The person slated to lead this new panel is Nina Jankowicz, which many Republica lawmakers state is quite a hardcore partisan with a very worrying social media history which includes the branding of the HUnter Biden laptop story as a disinformation campaign carried out by Russia.

Will the new Ministry of Truth be fact checking this absurd propaganda from the White House?” questioned Texas Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw.

 

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