Latest Meltdown: Biden Confuses Military With Michigan
In his latest cognitive meltdown, Democratic party nominee Joe Biden tried to use deaths caused by the coronavirus to criticize the President. Unfortunately for Biden, he confuses the statistic that he was trying to cite with something else. While he bragged about knowing the exact number of American soldiers who had been killed in the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars made a mistake when stating the number of American soldiers killed by the coronavirus.
During a speech in Michigan, Biden said that 118,984 military personnel had been infected by the virus while 6,114 have died. “I carry with me I don’t have I gave—gave it to myself. I carry with me in my pocket a…do I have that around? Where is my staff? I gave it away. Anyway, I carry a schedule in my pocket that list every single day the number of troops lost in Afghanistan and Iraq, the number wounded,” Biden said rather incoherently.
He then tried to explain the number of American servicemen who had been killed overseas, “U.S. troops wounded and Iraq and Afghanistan: 53,188, not ‘over 53,000.’ U.S. COVID-infected (coronavirus) military—or, excuse me, U.S. COVID-infected in America: 6,344,700. U.S. COVID-19 deaths 1000—189,506,” Biden explained.
He then tried to explain the number of military personnel affected by COVID-19, “Military COVID infected: 118,984. Military COVID-19 deaths: 6,114.” He even added that every one of those lives matter. Observers pointed out that the actual number of military personnel who have died because of the virus is much lower. Based on the Pentagon website, the number of military deaths caused by COVID-19 is just 7.
After the gaffe, the Biden campaign told some media outlets that the former vice president actually confused the coronavirus numbers of the state of Michigan for that of the military. They did not explain how he could mix up the numbers. It was such a bizarre mistake to make, which is just another evidence of Biden’s declining cognitive ability.
That was not the first time that he had incorrectly cited a number concerning the virus. Back in June, Biden said that 120 million have already died because of the outbreak. Despite those glaring mistakes when speaking in public, the mainstream media has continuously protected him.