Biden fact-checked by Twitter Community Notes after deficit claim

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Biden fact-checked by Twitter Community Notes after deficit claim

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President Joe Biden was fact-checked by Twitter yet again, this time for a claim he made about the federal deficit.

“I cut the deficit by 1.7 trillion dollars in two years—that’s more than any president on record,” Biden wrote on Wednesday.

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“The Washington Post rated this claim ‘highly misleading’ and other fact-checkers have disputed its accuracy,” a subsequent Community Notes correction read. “The $1.7T spending reduction claimed by Biden was the result of pandemic emergency spending that automatically expired, versus action taken by the president.”

FactCheck.org has had a blog post disputing Biden’s claim since April of this year, as the president has made similar claims in past speeches.

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Meanwhile, the Congressional Budget Office acknowledged that the 2021 deficit fell “mostly because income tax receipts were greater than CBO projected.” According to CBO, revenue growth during that same period was due to “strong growth in economic activity, following the substantial disruption in 2020 caused by the pandemic” and “legislation enacted in response to the pandemic.”

Biden has been fact-checked by the platform before and has the practice of leaving the tweet up without any correction of his own.

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