In a shocking deviation from anything close to the truth, the Biden White House on Thursday tweeted the claim that there "was no vaccine available" in the United States on the day Biden took office in January of 2021.
When President Biden took office, millions were unemployed and there was no vaccine available.— The White House (@WhiteHouse) May 12, 2022
In the last 15 months, the economy has created 8.3M jobs and the unemployment rate stands at 3.6% — the fastest decline in unemployment to start a President's term ever recorded.
Nearly 18 hours later, the tweet is still up on the site, which claims to monitor COVID "disinformation."
But apparently, weeding out blatantly fake news doesn't extend to fact-checking the White House - which, ironically, is launching its own "Ministry of Truth" to combat "disinformation" and "misinformation" online.
Perhaps they should start with their own claim that "no vaccine was available" when Biden first took office, given that the vaccine - created and first released under President Donald Trump thanks to his administration's Operation Warp Speed - had been widely available for more than a month before Biden ever stepped into the Oval Office.
So available, in fact, that Biden himself had gotten not one, but two doses of The Jab before taking office:
President-elect Biden received his second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine because he trusts scientists.— The White House (@WhiteHouse) January 13, 2021
Our administration is committed to doing everything possible to ensure every American has all the information they need to get vaccinated. pic.twitter.com/9FzLEeqwOi
In addition to that obvious falsehood, the Biden administration's claim that the president has overseen record job creation in his first year is also wildly misleading, given that millions of the jobs that were "created" were positions that were simply re-filled after businesses were finally permitted by the government to open back up following the COVID pandemic.
Simply put: if you force a business to shut down, then generously "allow" them to reopen, you don't get credit for "creating" the jobs you'd killed in the first place.