First, a disclaimer: We don’t understand this tweet from CNN’s Kevin Liptak. President Biden had said Tuesday that Sen. Joe Manchin told a liberal caucus in the House that “Joe Biden didn’t mislead you, I misled you.” But later, the White House followed up by clarifying that Manchin did not characterize himself as having been misleading.
So Biden’s anecdote was just made up?
After Biden said today that Manchin "was speaking to a liberal caucus in the House and said 'Joe Biden didn't mislead you, I misled you,'" the White House follows up: "The President wanted to clarify that Senator Manchin did not characterize himself as having been ‘misleading.'
— Kevin Liptak (@Kevinliptakcnn) December 21, 2021
This is going great
— Laszlo Panaflex (@thatluckyolsun) December 21, 2021
I’m still confused. 😒
— marina (@marinakyritsis) December 21, 2021
Biden "I misled you" — well finally https://t.co/5N6X97sl8Q
— Sean Spicer (@seanspicer) December 21, 2021
'the president wanted to clarify that he made that whole thing up' is not a dream statement for comms to have to issue https://t.co/dfaw1acKdE
— Logan Dobson (@LoganDobson) December 21, 2021
Biden fabricated a story (he lied). Very on brand.
— Scarlett 🍸 (@fledtothesouth) December 21, 2021
Is he going to last the full term?
— ParksDept (@parks_dept) December 21, 2021
This has to be the most confusing clarification I've ever read. Can we get a clarification on the White House's clarification? https://t.co/MSxAs6ICQm
— Conservative Daily News (@CDNnow) December 21, 2021
— Dr. Ludicrous Hilarious 🇺🇸🇱🇨🇮🇱✝️🏴☠️ (@LudicrousHilar1) December 21, 2021
“PSAKI! CLEANUP ON AISLE 5! THE OLD COOT POOPED HIS PANTS AGAIN!"
— Will Collier (@willcollier) December 21, 2021
It seems like that's not a clarification as much as it's an admission that he lied or made something up.
— Lunchbox (@lunchbox0718) December 21, 2021
So Biden lied
— NH (@TwoQuoque) December 21, 2021
So Biden just made it up? Good lord. Article 25 anyone? It's getting worse every day.
— Joana Perec (@JoanaPerec) December 21, 2021
We may need a little more color than that on this entire bizarre invented occurrence that the President shared from the White House podium. https://t.co/Kibj3UU4PQ
— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) December 21, 2021
The president wanted to clarify … and ended up not clarifying anything, except for the scenario that he made the whole story up.
‘Seems a bit threatening’: AOC’s clearly upset by Sen. Joe Manchin’s ‘egregious breach’ of Biden’s trust https://t.co/WXBDQ2KXtU
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) December 20, 2021