Latest False Fact-checks on Joe Biden 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." Joe Biden stated on October 10, 2020 in a comment to reporters: Senate Republicans' move to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court in an election year is "not constitutional." Joe Biden stated on October 5, 2020 in an NBC town hall in Miami: During the Obama/Biden administration “18,000 people got clemency.” Joe Biden stated on September 20, 2020 in a speech: “The Trump campaign asked that I release the list (of potential Supreme Court nominees) only after (Ruth Bader Ginsburg) passed away.” Joe Biden stated on September 20, 2020 in a speech in Philadelphia: “There's no court session between now and the end of this election.” Joe Biden stated on September 17, 2020 in a CNN town hall: "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." Joe Biden stated on September 9, 2020 in a speech in Warren, Mich.: “Military COVID infected: 118,984. Military COVID deaths: 6,114.” Joe Biden stated on September 2, 2020 in a speech in Wilmington, Del.: Says he was the first person to call for invoking the Defense Production Act.