On the two-month anniversary of the last time she did it, White House press secretary Jen Psaki again falsely claimed that former President Donald Trump suggested that people “inject bleach.”
Fox News’ Peter Doocy noted that Biden said at a debate last year that “Anyone who is responsible for that many deaths should not remain as President of the United States of America.”
“Is that still the standard now that more Americans have died under President Biden than President Trump?” Doocy asked.
Psaki responded by avoiding the question completely and rephrasing it for Doocy, telling him, “I think the fundamental question here is, ‘What are you doing to save lives and protect people?'”
“The former president was suggesting people inject bleach, he apparently, reportedly, didn’t even share with people he was going to interact with that he had tested positive for COVID himself, he continued to provide a forum for misinformation which probably led to people not taking steps forward to protect themselves, to wear a mask, to eventually get vaccinated,” Psaki claimed.
Psaki then touted Biden’s so-called accomplishments, explaining, “This president has made the vaccine widely available, he’s relied on the advice of his health and medical experts, he is trying to be a part of solving this crisis, getting the pandemic under control, and I think there is a pretty stark difference in their approaches.”
DOOCY: Biden said at debate that "anyone who is responsible for that many deaths should not remain as President of the United States of America. Is that still the standard now that more Americans have died under President Biden than President Trump?" pic.twitter.com/I437CiaM0O— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) December 1, 2021
Previously, we reported:
White House press secretary Jen Psaki broke down today when discussing the recent title 42 expulsion ruling that has the Biden administration at odds with progressives and the ACLU.
A reporter brought up the title 42 and Psaki responded by blaming former President Trump for a lack of “progress” on the pandemic and brought up the debunked injecting bleach suggestion.
“Title 42 is a public health requirement because we’re in the middle of a pandemic, which by the way, we would’ve made progress on had the former President actually addressed the pandemic, and not suggest people inject bleach,” Psaki claimed when she interrupted the reporter.
Psaki then explained, “So I think we are in a bit of a different place, I’m happy to discuss more examples. I think people would be hard-pressed to argue that the president has taken any of the former president’s playbook and used it as a model of his own.”
A July 2020 PolitiFact fact check said explicitly, “No, Trump didn’t tell Americans infected with the coronavirus to drink bleach.”
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