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History may yet judge Joe Biden’s presidency as transformational

08 Feb 2023 · 4 min read

Joe Biden's state-of-the-union speech gave him the chance to remind voters what he has achieved in office, The Economist writes. The trouble is, Americans won't feel the benefits for years to come.

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During Donald Trump’s presidency, the Washington Post kept a running tally of his lies, ultimately counting 30,573 “false or misleading claims” in four years. It has kept up that work under President Joe Biden, finding he lies with less abandon but on occasion with comparable shamelessness.

Fox News is performing its own version of this public service by counting what it calls gaffes, tracking the moments Mr Biden forgets a politician’s name, refers to Vice-President Kamala Harris as the president or stumbles through a thicket of numbers.

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