Mainstream media outlet USA Today has been forced to reverse a “fact-check” attempting to defend President Joe Biden for looking at his watch during the dignified transfer ceremony last Sunday.
President Biden ignited a storm of criticism for appearing bored and disinterested during the ceremony where U.S. service members killed during the suicide bombings at the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, were presented.
USA Today claimed that “Based on our research, we rate PARTLY FALSE the claim that Trump saluted the caskets of fallen U.S. service members, while Biden checked his watch. The pictures are real, but they don’t accurately summarize the two events. The way Biden honored the 11 caskets presented at Dover Air Force Base, with a hand over his heart, was similar to how Trump paid respects to fallen service members during his presidency. Biden checked his watch, but he did so after the ceremony had ended.”
This so-called “research” was swiftly debunked by key witnesses who were at the ceremony.
Shana Chappell, mother of Marine Lance Cpl. Kareem Nikoui, took to Facebook to slam Biden saying, “As my son and the rest of our fallen heroes were being taken off the plane yesterday, I watched you [Biden] disrespect us all five different times by checking your watch.”
Of course, even though they corrected their initial statement, USA Today instead claimed that the pictures of Biden checking his watch were “missing context.” The lengths that the mainstream media will go to defend Biden are revolting.
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