President Joe Biden was raked over the coals by conservatives on social media for once again reverting back to Dementia Joe and saying, “We didn’t have a vaccine,” when he took office on January 20.
“It’s one thing to have the vaccine,” Biden said CNN host Anderson Cooper during a town hall event broadcast on the network Tuesday night. “Which we didn’t have when we came into office. But a vaccinator, how do you get the vaccine into someone’s arm.”
Many conservatives, former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany among them, hammered on this ridiculous statement.
“Biden says there was no vaccine when he came into office,” McEnany posted on Twitter. “That is abjectly FALSE. President Trump brought about the fastest vaccine for a novel pathogen in history. How does Joe get away with this?”
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How does Joe get away with this? pic.twitter.com/OcFeVbQ3At
— Kayleigh McEnany (@kayleighmcenany) February 17, 2021
“Biden claims during CNN Town Hall there was no vaccine when he came into office,” Hill columnist Joe Concha tweeted. “First shots were administered in mid-December. This isn’t a semantical thing or the president misspeaking. It’s a straight up lie on a very important point.”
Here’s Biden getting the vaccine he claimed didn’t exist before he took office. Pretty easy one to fact-check… pic.twitter.com/GhPGrdLUD8
— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) February 17, 2021
Just wow https://t.co/UnOrMgdmkm
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) February 17, 2021
“This is a ludicrous lie from Biden,” former Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh tweeted. “On CNN he just claimed that there wasn’t a vaccine when he became president. Here’s a picture of him receiving his second dose on January 11, nine days before he took office. He had received the first dose three weeks earlier.”
Several members of the media defended Biden, with one Washington Post editor referring to Biden’s comment as a “gaffe.”
“It was a verbal stumble, a typical Biden gaffe, as he had already mentioned 50 million doses being available when he took office,” Glenn Kessler said in a tweet. “Ex Trump officials should especially cool the outrage meter, as it just looks silly.”
It was a verbal stumble, a typical Biden gaffe, as he had already mentioned 50 million doses being available when he took office. Ex Trump officials should especially cool the outrage meter, as it just looks silly. https://t.co/HFjH01lXgH
— Glenn Kessler (@GlennKesslerWP) February 17, 2021
This is just more evidence that President Biden might not be playing with a full deck of cards. You know, the elevator doesn’t go to the top floor? The lights are on but nobody’s home?
And that’s not just fodder for easy jokes. It’s super dangerous to think someone with this level of mental decline could be sitting in the White House. And it doesn’t seem like anyone is looking out for the country or Biden’s best interest.
Heaven help us.