Latest False Fact-checks on Joe Biden Joe Biden stated on August 31, 2023 in a speech: “Under the Obama-Biden administration, we invested hundreds of millions of dollars in the state of Florida replacing wooden power poles with steel poles and we buried these electric lines." Joe Biden stated on September 11, 2023 in a 9/11 memorial speech in Alaska: “Ground zero in New York — I remember standing there the next day.” Joe Biden stated on August 9, 2023 in an interview with the Weather Channel: “I’ve already” declared a national climate emergency Joe Biden stated on June 14, 2023 in a speech: "We have plans to build a railroad from the Pacific all the way across the Indian Ocean." Joe Biden stated on March 9, 2023 in a speech about his budget proposal: “More cops are killed responding to domestic violence calls than anything else.” Joe Biden stated on February 15, 2023 in a speech in Lanham, Maryland: The “average tax” for billionaires is “about 3%,” which is “a lower tax than a schoolteacher or a firefighter." Joe Biden stated on February 7, 2023 in the State of the Union: “In the past two years, democracies have become stronger, not weaker. Autocracies have grown weaker, not stronger.” Joe Biden stated on December 16, 2022 in a town hall for U.S. veterans: After Joe Biden became vice president, at the behest of his father, he gave his uncle, Frank H. Biden, a Purple Heart for serving in the U.S. military during World War II. Joe Biden stated on December 16, 2022 in a speech: Says he has been to “Afghanistan, Iraq and those areas” twice as president. Joe Biden stated on October 27, 2022 in a speech in Syracuse, N.Y.: The price of gas is “down from over $5 when I took office.” Joe Biden stated on October 23, 2022 in a forum with Now This: Student loan forgiveness is “passed. I got it passed by a vote or two. And it’s in effect.” Joe Biden stated on July 6, 2022 in a speech in Cleveland: The “average federal income tax” paid by the richest Americans is “8%. … If you’re a cop, a teacher, a firefighter, union worker, you probably pay two to three times that.” Joe Biden stated on June 2, 2022 in a speech: Gun manufacturers are “the only industry in the country” that have immunity from lawsuits. Joe Biden stated on May 12, 2022 in a tweet: “When President Biden took office … there was no vaccine available.” Joe Biden stated on April 11, 2022 in a press conference: “You couldn’t buy a cannon when, in fact, the Second Amendment passed." Joe Biden stated on March 1, 2022 in in his State of the Union address: “I’ve been in and out of Iraq and Afghanistan over 40 times.” Joe Biden stated on January 11, 2022 in a speech in Atlanta: As a youth, “I got arrested” protesting for civil rights. Joe Biden stated on December 12, 2021 in an interview with Rita Braver of CBS: “I’ve been against that war in Afghanistan from the very beginning.” Joe Biden stated on November 30, 2021 in a conversation at a technical college in Minnesota: “I used to drive a tractor trailer … I only did it for part of a summer.” Joe Biden stated on December 1, 2021 in remarks at the White House: "The number of small businesses is up 30% compared to before the pandemic." Joe Biden stated on November 3, 2021 in a news conference.: “No governor in Virginia has ever won when...he or she is the same party as the sitting president.” Joe Biden stated on August 20, 2021 in remarks: Al-Qaida is “gone” from Afghanistan. Joe Biden stated on July 22, 2021 in a CNN town hall: "The cost of an automobile, it's kind of back to what it was before the pandemic." Joe Biden stated on June 23, 2021 in a White House announcement: "The Second Amendment, from the day it was passed, limited the type of people who could own a gun and what type of weapon you could own.” Joe Biden stated on May 3, 2021 in remarks on the American Families Plan: For vaccine rates among Americans 65 and older, “there’s virtually no difference between white, Black, Hispanic, Asian American.” Joe Biden stated on March 25, 2021 in press conference: “We’re sending back the vast majority of the families that are coming.” Joe Biden stated on February 16, 2021 in remarks at a CNN town hall: "If we kept (the minimum wage) indexed to inflation, people would be making $20 an hour right now.” Joe Biden stated on October 25, 2020 in a "60 Minutes" interview: “I can send every qualified person to a four-year college in their state for $150 billion.” Joe Biden stated on October 15, 2020 in a town hall: “The boilermakers union has endorsed me because I sat down with them and went into great detail with leadership [about] exactly what I would do.” Joe Biden stated on October 15, 2020 in an ABC town hall: "They eliminated the funding for community policing."