Four Pinocchios: WaPo fact checker calls out Biden’s ‘nonsensical’ Alzheimer’s claim

Four Pinocchios: WaPo fact checker calls out Biden’s ‘nonsensical’ Alzheimer’s claim
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[Ed. – Is he really sure that he of all people wants to talk about Alzheimer’s disease?]

President Biden has repeatedly claimed that in the not-too-distant future hospital beds in America will be full of Alzheimer’s patients. …

“You know, if we don’t do something about Alzheimer’s in America, every single, solitary hospital bed that exists in America—as the nurses can tell you—every single one will be occupied in the next 15 years with an Alzheimer’s patient—every one,” Biden said in his speech on May 27.

The claim was so outrageous The Washington Post gave it “four Pinocchios” and called it a “Biden original.”

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“Normally when a politician makes a detailed claim like this, we can quickly find a possible source—a report in an academic journal or from a think tank, a congressional hearing or an expert’s speech—from which the factoid was plucked (and possibly twisted),” noted fact-checker Glenn Kessler.

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