President Joe Biden recently made a series of claims about his presence at “every mass shooting,” a statement that fact-checkers have since debunked.
“Please Do Something”
In a speech at the White House Rose Garden, President Biden addressed the launch of a new White House Office of Gun Violence Prevention, stating, “After every mass shooting, we hear a simple message – the same message all over the country. I’ve been to every mass shooting. ‘Do something. Please do something.'”
A fact-checking investigation revealed that President Biden’s claims of visiting “every” mass shooting site are far from accurate, even if we consider mass shootings during his presidency alone.
Minutes later in the speech, he claimed that “our country has experienced more than 500 mass shootings” in 2023, yet President Biden has made only one trip this year in connection to a specific mass shooting.
In March 2023, President Biden visited Monterey Park, California, following a mass shooting at a dance studio in January.
He also traveled to Buffalo in May 2022 after a supermarket massacre and to Uvalde, Texas, the same month following a mass shooting at an elementary school.
He Had Not Been at “Every” Mass Shooting Site
In 2021, he met with Asian American leaders in Atlanta after a shooting spree at spas resulted in the death of eight people, six of whom were women of Asian descent.
President Biden did not visit many other mass shooting sites during his presidency, including those that received significant national attention.
He did not travel to the sites of shootings at a mall in Allen, Texas; farms in Half Moon Bay, California; a Christian school in Nashville; a bank in Louisville, Kentucky; a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia; or a parade in Highland Park, Illinois.
According to the Gun Violence Archive, a nonprofit that tracks mass shootings, there were 506 such shootings in 2023 at the time of President Biden’s speech.
President Biden’s claims of visiting “every” mass shooting site do not align with the verified records of his travel.
False Claims Common Place
Vice President Kamala Harris and First Lady Jill Biden also made visits to mass shooting sites, yet the White House has not issued a statement addressing President Biden’s inaccurate claim.
This incident is not isolated, as President Biden has faced scrutiny for making or exaggerating aspects of his travel history and other elements of his biography.
Recently, he falsely claimed to have visited Ground Zero in Manhattan “the next day” after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, when in reality, he visited the site nine days after the attacks.
Of course, Biden isn’t alone, as political figures constantly make false claims to gain support.
The question is, how long will this go on for?
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