Joe Biden Falsely Claims Coronavirus Has Killed 120 Million People, Blames President Trump

National   |   Nicholas Fondacaro   |   Jun 26, 2020   |   10:14AM   |   Washington, DC

At a campaign event Thursday, former Vice President and presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden mislead the public about how many Americans had died from the coronavirus, claiming “over 120 million dead from COVID.” In reality, there have been over 120 thousand Americans killed by the virus, which meant Biden’s claim was 1,000 times larger. That gross miscalculation went completely unreported by ABC, CBS, and NBC’s evening newscasts, which all boasted about Biden calling Trump a “child.”

On top of all that, they completely ignored findings from The Washington Free Beacon that discovered the Biden Cancer Initiative spent 65 percent of its funding on staff and executive salaries, instead of fighting cancer.

CBS Evening News anchor Norah O’Donnell began their segment by whining about President Trump suggesting the number of COVID cases was rising due to more testing. “But experts say that claim is misleading,” she huffed, oblivious to the irony that Biden was misleading people too. “And on the campaign trail, Joe Biden said the President has failed the American people and is acting like a child,” she touted.

During the CBS report, White House correspondent Paula Reid echoed O’Donnell’s cheering. “The former Vice President, campaigning in Pennsylvania, slammed the President for being more concerned about himself than the average American,” she said.

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For NBC Nightly News, White House correspondent Geoff Bennett teed up a soundbite of Biden by saying: “Joe Biden tonight taking aim at President Trump’s handling of the coronavirus crisis.” He later noted that, “The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee campaigning in Pennsylvania, boosted by new polling from The New York Times, showing him now leading in six battleground states that were key to President Trump’s 2016 victory…”

ABC’s congressional correspondent, Mary Bruce fawned for Biden’s “harshest language yet” against Trump

BRUCE: The former Vice President ripped into Trump for complaining that more testing reveals a higher infection rate.

TRUMP: Here’s what I say. Testing is a double-edged sword.

BIDEN: He thinks that finding out that more Americans are sick will make him look bad. That’s what he’s worried about. He’s worried about looking bad.

BRUCE: Biden using his harshest language yet.

BIDEN: He’s like a child. He can’t believe this has happened to him. All his whining and self-pity. Well, this pandemic didn’t happen to him. It happened to all of us. And his job isn’t to whine about it, his job is to do something about it. To lead.

As for what the networks refused to cover, The Free Beacon’s Joe Schoffstall reported: “Nearly two-thirds of the money the Biden Cancer Initiative spent since its founding in 2017 went toward staff compensation and six-figure salaries for top executives. The group spent far less on efforts to eradicate cancer.”

According to Schoffstall’s report, the Biden Cancer Initiative was only around for two years (2017 and 2018) and $3 million out of the $4.8 million they raised in that time “went to salaries, compensation, and benefits.” “That is well above the 25 percent charity watchdogs recommend nonprofits spend on administrative overhead and fundraising costs combined,” he noted.

So, Biden’s charity was paying its executives 65 percent of their fundraising and he thought 36 percent of the U.S. was wiped out by the coronavirus. And this was who the media were supporting for president in 2020.

The networks’ silence was sponsored by Geico on ABC, ADT on CBS, and Depend on NBC. Their contact information is linked.

LifeNews Note: Nicholas Fondacaro writes for Newsbusters, where this originally appeared.