Fact-checking Biden's CNN town hall in Baltimore - CNN
Oct 22, 2021 2 mins, 26 secs
He also made one claim, an assertion that he has visited the southern border in the past, that CNN couldn't immediately verify and that the White House did not immediately provide evidence to support.

Here's a fact check of some of his claims from Thursday's town hall.

Biden and the border

A college student asked Biden: "Given that it's nearly been a year into your campaign, why haven't you been to the southern border of our country?"

After Biden addressed another immigration question from the student but ignored that one, Cooper followed up.

She's seen the circumstances there."

Facts First: CNN could not immediately find any evidence that Biden has previously visited the southern border, and the White House has not specified when this visit supposedly occurred.

A White House spokesman didn't immediately respond to a CNN request late Thursday night.

The subject of Biden visiting the southern border came up at a September press briefing from White House press secretary Jen Psaki.

When a Fox News reporter asked if Biden had been to the border, Psaki said, "I will have to get -- look back in my history books and check the times he's been to the southern border." When the reporter said they had not uncovered evidence of Biden visiting at any time, Psaki softened her language, saying, "I can check and see when the last time or when he may have been."

Two days later, when the reporter asked why Biden hadn't "ever" visited the southern border, Psaki didn't dispute the assertion, instead saying that Biden believes "the most constructive role we can play is by helping to push immigration reform forward, helping reform the broken policies of the last several years, and listening to his team of advisors, who have been to the border multiple times, about what the path forward should look like."

Though Biden mentioned foreign travel as one of the reasons he has not gone to the border as President to date, he has made only one trip abroad during the first nine months of his pandemic-era term -- a June trip to Europe.

The 35 percent rate affects individuals with taxable incomes greater than $209,425 and married joint filers at incomes greater than $418,850.

Vaccinations

Biden said, "When I first was elected, there were only 2 million people who had Covid shots in the United States of America -- had the vaccine.

Asked about Biden's claim, a White House official noted Friday that the Biden administration bought additional doses in January and again in the summer, and that the administration used the Defense Production Act to allow Pfizer to accelerate its vaccine manufacturing by getting easier access to critical supplies it had struggled to obtain.

The White House official said Biden meant 80,000 vaccination sites, the number he has used on multiple previous occasions.

Fox and vaccinations

Talking about right-wing television station Fox News, Biden asked, "Do you realize they mandate vaccinations?"

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