(TheLibertyRevolution.com)- During a CNN townhall event on Thursday night, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden made the false assertion that should he be elected in November, he would be the first president not to have a degree from an Ivy League university.
It was a clever way of trying to appeal to regular voters – most of whom do not have degrees from Ivy League universities – but it’s just not true.
“When you guys started talking on television about ‘Biden, if he wins will be the first person without an Ivy League degree to be elected president,’ I said, ‘Who the hell makes you think I need an Ivy League degree to be president?’” he said.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) September 18, 2020
“I’m not joking,” he added.
Biden didn’t correct the claim and appeared to suggest it was true. ABC News, an outlet that leans left, was compelled to fact check the claim given just how wrong it was.
It’s true that Ivy League universities have produced more than a dozen presidents, but more than 25 presidents have not been educated to an Ivy Degree level. In fact, most presidents were not educated at Ivy League universities. You’d think Biden would mention that, wouldn’t you?
Among the other presidents who were not educated at the prestigious schools are Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Lyndon B. Johnson, Andrew Jackson, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and Abraham Lincoln.
During the same townhall event, Biden also made the incorrect claim that President Donald Trump is responsible for every single death that came as a result of the Chinese coronavirus.
“If the president had done his job, had done his job from the beginning, all the people would still be alive,” Joe Biden claimed. “All the people – I’m not making this up. Just look at the data. Look at the data.”
Biden claims Trump is responsible for every single person who has died from COVID-19:
“If the president had done his job, had done his job from the beginning, all the people would still be alive. All the people — I’m not making this up. Just look at the data. Look at the data.” pic.twitter.com/Z6tkk9NzHi
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) September 18, 2020
Even left-wing fact-checkers called him out on the claim, which is so egregious it would be indefensible not to challenge it.
Is Biden lying or is he just not really…all there?