(TheConservativeNews.org) – On Thursday, The White House Twitter account shared, “When President Biden took office, millions were unemployed and there was no vaccine available. 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.”
The White House revisited its false claim in the tweet, with egg on its face, and tried to cover the lie with an excuse sharing, “We previously misstated that vaccines were unavailable in January 2021. We should have said that they were not widely available. Vaccines became available shortly before the President came into office. Since then, he’s responsible for fully vaccinating over 200 million people.”
The main point of the first tweet was to highlight the dramatic decline in unemployment numbers recently reported. Someone felt they needed to throw in a little extra in, in an attempt to make Biden Administration take credit for something it wasn’t responsible for.
About 3.5 million people were fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and about 19 million people had received at least one vaccine dose as of Biden’s inauguration day on January 20, 2021, according to statistics published by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The US was already administering an average of more than 1 million doses a day at the time. The first doses administered outside trials were given on December 14, 2020, while President Donald Trump was still in office. Biden himself received his second dose nine days before he was sworn in.