We previously reported on how Joe Biden said “repeat the line” — seemingly repeating it off the teleprompter and having a Ron Burgundy moment — during his remarks on signing his executive order on abortion on July 8.
Joe Biden accidentally reads the part on the teleprompter that says “repeat the line” when they wanted him to say the line again lmfao pic.twitter.com/pS3GdXPe5N
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) July 8, 2022
Then White House Assistant Press Secretary Emilie Simons tweeted, claiming that he had said “let me repeat the line,” despite the evidence of our ears that he never said that.
Next, the White House falsified the transcript and included “let me” in front of “repeat the line”–despite that not being true and it being the official record.
Now, Simons is again trying to clean up the mess citing a “fact-check.” They have no shame and no conscience.
Happy Fact Check Friday!
“Posts on social media shared a shortened clip of Biden’s remarks to falsely claim that he mistakenly read the cues off the teleprompter when he said ‘end of quote’ and ‘repeat the line.'”
I’ll just leave this here:https://t.co/3qgK9s645P
— Emilie Simons (@EmilieSimons46) July 15, 2022
The “fact-check” cites her and claims that it’s “unclear” what Biden said, when it isn’t unclear at all. The fact-check also doesn’t note her false claim about what he said.
Simons is getting ratioed yet again for this latest effort.
“Fact Check” cites the WH transcript without saying it falsely says Biden said “let me repeat the line” & claims it is “unclear” if Biden said “let me” when he clearly did not. Story cites WH assistant press secretary without noting her own false claim.https://t.co/k9sY0rYmeS https://t.co/ZryAdDBMXM pic.twitter.com/PYgU6dqdoX
— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) July 15, 2022
This is such a bizarre hill to die on.
— Andrew Kerr (@AndrewKerrNC) July 15, 2022
Bottom line? We heard what we heard. It’s there on the video for all to hear. You can try to spin it. You can keep trying to clean it up. But, it doesn’t change that he never said “let me repeat the line.” It doesn’t change that they falsely reflected what was said in the White House transcript, and have not corrected the official record. And it doesn’t change the fact that the White House persists in these kinds of efforts where they try to convince us that we didn’t hear what we heard. This has become a disturbing hallmark of the Biden Administration — blatant lies that just insult our intelligence like this.