BREAKING NEWS – Warren, Michigan – Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden stated during a campaign stop in Michigan, incorrectly stated that over 6,000 U.S. military members have died from the novel coronavirus.
He cited the number of confirmed cases and deaths from COVID-19 in Michigan as being the numbers for the military, saying the armed forces had seen 118,984 cases and 6,114 deaths. However, only seven members of the military had died from COVID-19.
Biden attempted to clarify his numbers later in the day as he doubled down. “If people used a calculator, they would see that I was correct,” he began. “We all can agree that the virus is awful. So, if you divide 6114 by 7, you get 873. People who survived this disease almost always say they were 873 times sicker than they have ever been in their entire life! Now, if you multiply those 7 military that we lost to the disease by 873, you’ll get 6114, thus what I said was accurate, and the right wing conspiracy theorists were wrong. This is grammar school math, come on man!”