Election 2020

Retraction: Facebook Fact-Checkers Say Joe Biden Did Not Botch the Pledge of Allegiance

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Editor’s Note: Facebook’s fact-checkers say we got this story wrong. According to AFP Fact Check: “The full version of his speech makes clear that [Biden] was not attempting to recite the pledge verbatim. Rather, he was criticizing Trump for saying that US coronavirus numbers would be ‘at a very low level’ if Democrat-led states were excluded.” As a result, we are retracting this story.


During a campaign speech on Monday, Joe Biden attempted to quote the Pledge of Allegiance, and instead delivered a jumbled version of it, saying, “I pledge allegiance to the United States of America, one nation, indivisible, under God, for real.”

I suppose he’ll want credit for including “under God,” but I suspect he only included it because Trump has been calling out the Democrats for excluding it during their convention.

Watch as Biden tries and fails to quote the pledge:

Apparently, my six-year-old knows the Pledge of Allegiance better than the Democratic presidential nominee.

This comes months after Biden infamously botched the Declaration of Independence: “We hold these truths to be self-evident. All men and women created by the—you know, you know, the thing.”

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Matt Margolis is the author of the new book Airborne: How The Liberal Media Weaponized The Coronavirus Against Donald Trumpand the bestselling book The Worst President in History: The Legacy of Barack Obama. You can follow Matt on Twitter @MattMargolis