Twitter has opted not to add a “fact check” label to Joe Biden’s interview with the Breakfast Club, despite a report indicating the former vice president made several false and misleading comments during his appearance on the show.
The Annenberg Public Policy Center, which runs the website FactCheck.org, on Thursday published an in-depth review of Biden’s 18-minute exchange with Charlamagne tha God on the popular New York City-based radio program. The center found the presumptive Democrat nominee made a “number of false, misleading or exaggerated claims” during his May 22 appearance on the show.
Most notably, the Annenberg Center found Biden had “falsely suggested that he called for implementing nationwide social distancing restrictions” as early as March to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. The group pointed to the fact Biden was still holding large campaign rallies, with at least one thousand people, as of March 9th.
Similarly, the center found Biden inaccurately claimed during the Breakfast Club interview he was endorsed by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). The group, which prides itself on being non-partisan, recently released a statement pushing back on the former vice president’s claim, noting it does not endorse candidates for political office.