Former Vice President Joe Biden lied and dodged questions during the first debate with President Trump.
At the end of the debate, Biden tried very hard to create a big gap between himself and his far-left supporters such as Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt) on the Green New Deal.
“That is not my plan. The Green New Deal is not my plan,” Biden said when questioned about the Green New Deal.
NBC News’ fact check-called Biden out.
Fact check: Biden says the "Green New Deal is not my plan." His plan borrows heavily from it. https://t.co/WpDAvcRlN5
— NBC News (@NBCNews) September 30, 2020
Biden also refused to answer a direct question about whether he would pack the Supreme Court.
— Team Trump (Text VOTE to 88022) (@TeamTrump) September 30, 2020
Following President Trump demanding an answer, Biden responded and told the president, “Would you shut up, man?”
— CBS News (@CBSNews) September 30, 2020
The former Vice President also denied his son Hunter did anything wrong by getting investment money from China, a job from a Ukrainian energy company, and a $3.5 million check from the wife of a former mayor of Moscow.
Fox News reports:
“None of that is true,” Biden said in response, adding that Trump’s claims regarding alleged business-related wrongdoing on Hunter Biden’s part had been “totally discredited.”
Biden’s denial about the funds from Russia is undermined by a recent report from the Senate Homeland Security and Finance Committees that revealed Hunter “received $3.5 million in a wire transfer” from Russia.
Finally, Biden refused to condemn Antifa. In fact, he minimized the group by describing them as “an idea.”
BIDEN: "Antifa is an idea, not an organization."
TRUMP: "Oh, you gotta be kidding me!" pic.twitter.com/CnYbeBpj0j
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) September 30, 2020
President Trump dominated the debate and in response to the president’s pressure, Biden lied and dodged questions.