Biden Says 200 Million People Have Died From Coronavirus

2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden made another gaffe on Sunday when he declared an estimated 200 million Americans had died from COVID-19, even though the death toll is actually just under 200,000, Fox News reports.

“If Donald Trump has his way, the complications from COVID-19, which are well beyond what they should be — it’s estimated that 200 million people have died — probably by the time I finish this talk,” he said during a campaign speech.

Biden made the remark during a campaign event at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

According to calculations by Fox News, the U.S. population is estimated to be around 328 million people, meaning nearly two-thirds of the nation would have perished from the disease by now if Biden’s verbal screw-up was true.

This isn’t the first math mix up, the former vice president made a similar gaffe in June at a campaign stop in Pennsylvania when he said that 120 million Americans had died because of COVID-19.

“People don’t have a job, people don’t know where to go, they don’t know what to do,” he said. “Now we have over 120 million dead from COVID.”

The ongoing gaffes have led many to question his mental faculties and if he is even fit to serve as commander-in-chief if he were to prevail in November over President Trump.

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Catherine Smith is a newcomer to Washington D.C. She met, and married an American journalist and moved to D.C from the U.K. She graduated with a B.A in Graphic, Media and Communications and worked in design and retail in the U.K.

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