In Wednesday’s version, Trump repeated at least 12 false statements he made before. They talked about his usual topics: coronavirus pandemic, voting by mail, China and former Vice President Joe Biden.
Trump has devoted a sizable portion of his remarks to the pandemic, but you won’t confuse the event with an informative public interest press conference. He spends most of his time bragging about himself, defending his pandemic response to a series of misleading and misleading statements, and attacking Democrats, including candidates. Vice-presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris.
Trump said that under the Biden administration “everyone’s taxes” would increase significantly.
“If Biden wins,”; said the President, “he’ll double, triple, everyone’s taxes.”
The first event: Even if this was a campaign mistake, it’s not correct. Biden’s plan will raise taxes on people making more than $ 400,000 a year. He has promised not to raise taxes on those who earn less, although they can see the impact through his plan to raise the highest corporate tax rates.
Part of Biden’s plan will include adding a 12.4% payroll tax that employers and employees share for individuals making more than $ 400,000 a year. He will also increase the highest income tax rate for those individuals from 37% to 39.6%.
Biden’s plan to increase corporate tax rates from 21% to 28% could indirectly impact middle- and lower-income households through lower wages.
Trump said he signed an order “providing a total of $ 400 in additional assistance to unemployed Americans” because of the coronavirus.
The first event: The figure is likely to be $ 300 for many Americans seeking unemployment benefits.
Initially, states received 25% of the benefits, but the administration said Tuesday that it modified the plan so that states that provided $ 100 of state unemployment benefits would not have to add money to the order. new Trump.
Trend of coronavirus
Trump goes on to give the false story that some states are in “great shape” when it comes to coronavirus.
“If you look at some of the states that have exploded recently, they are all doing very well,” said the President. “Florida is coming down. Arizona is going down. They have done a wonderful job. California, as you know, is coming down.”
Evacuations, Democrats and Trump’s orders
Trump said: “I want to make it clear that I am protecting people from deportation. They don’t want to do it – Democrats don’t want protection from deportation.” The President is touting his executive order, which he says “directs” other government officials to ensure “tenants and landlords that they can stay safely in their homes. They won’t. They won’t get kicked out of the house. ”
When telling people “they won’t get kicked out of their homes,” Trump could be making a future promise instead of simply describing the executive order. But at least he left the impression open that the order itself prevented deportation.
Trump also repeated versions of these false statements that we have examined before:
Vote by mail
Trump claims that mail voting is rife with fraud and corruption.
A preliminary meeting of the New York parliament
Trump claimed there were fraudulent votes in the Democratic primary election in New York won by Rep. Carolyn Maloney.
Democrats and elections
Trump said that although the focus is on “Russia, Russia, Russia,” China and Iran regarding electoral interference, “your biggest problem will be with the Democrats.”
Trials and cases
Trump once again suggested that the number of coronavirus infections in the US only increased “because we did a lot of testing and we found it” and that the United States has more cases than other countries “because of them. I have more tests than any other country in the world. ”
Outbreak in other places
Trump has cited “huge booms” in countries that “the media have cited as a shining example of success.”
Penalty for damaging monuments
Trump claimed that he “received a 10-year prison sentence” for demolishing the statues.
Obama, Biden and campaign
Trump claims that former President Barack Obama and Trump’s 2020 rival, former Vice President Joe Biden, have been watching his 2016 campaign.
Trump claims that the Obama administration has declared production “dead” in the United States.
China and the pandemic
Trump stated that China allowed the virus to spread internationally but prevented it from spreading within China.
Tariffs on China
Trump said that money from his tariffs on Chinese products is being paid for by China.