Democratic 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden said Wednesday that more than 6,000 military members have died from coronavirus, Department of Defense (DOD) statistics show the real number is just seven deaths.
H/T: Daily Caller
While speaking in Michigan on Wednesday, Biden significantly overstated both the number of COVID infections in the military, as well as the number of COVID deaths.
“Military COVID infected: 118,984,” Biden said while reading out a list of statistics. “Military COVID deaths: 6,114.”
This is just getting sad at this point. Watch below.
Video: Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden misstates number of COVID infections and COVID deaths among U.S. military personnel.— The Hill Report (@StandWithAZ) September 10, 2020
Biden: Over 6,000 dead.
Actual: 7 dead.
Neither the CBS News report nor tweet noted the discrepancy. pic.twitter.com/9rYhmExNWx
Former Vice President Biden said today that more than 6,000 members of the US military have died due to the coronavirus. The actual number is seven according to the @DeptofDefense https://t.co/AJmCelSpOD— Ryan Browne (@rabrowne75) September 9, 2020
DOD stats show the number of recorded coronavirus infections in the military, with just 7 deaths. Joe Biden Claimed and lied about 6,000 Military Dead From COVID. If he lied about this he's going to continue lying through his presidency as he did throughout his entire career pic.twitter.com/Bolj5Yj1sd— Pasquale Giovanni (@PasqualeGiova15) September 10, 2020
Biden botches military coronavirus death count, campaign says he accidentally cited Michigan number https://t.co/0OXjm9gFCs #FoxNews Truth is even with handlers and talking points, Biden can't get it straight. He says 6000 dead and the real number is 7 dead.— John Lobo (@Lobo823) September 10, 2020
He confused "Military" with "Michigan.— JJSoteria™ (@JJSoteria) September 10, 2020
C'mon man...they both begin with "M".
Fact Check: Joe Biden Falsely Claims 6,114 Military Dead from Coronavirus; REAL NUMBER Is 7-- S-E-V-E-N https://t.co/EK82qGkhxQ
These are my real words about our GREAT HEROES, not made up lies by the enemy. THANK YOU and God Bless You All! pic.twitter.com/oFgQXzpJHU— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 9, 2020