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Mon Aug 30, 2021, 04:01 PM

Conservative tweeters falsely claim Biden didn't show up at Dover to honor troops' remains

On Saturday night, an entirely false claim about President Joe Biden went viral among conservatives on Twitter.

"Our heroes were returned to American soil and Dover AFB today. Nobody from the Biden White House attended," tweeted Buzz Patterson, a Republican congressional candidate in California.
Patterson's tweet -- posted before 11 p.m. on Saturday -- generated thousands of retweets. And similar claims were made by other conservatives with substantial Twitter followings.
Ryan Fournier, the Students for Trump co-founder who has more than 940,000 followers, tweeted a near-identical claim. Fournier's tweet specified that "not even the President of the United States" showed up at Dover, and it concluded: "Remember every moment of this."

Facts First: It's completely false that nobody from the Biden administration showed up at Dover Air Force Base to greet the remains of the 13 troops killed in a terror attack on Thursday outside Kabul's airport. President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden -- along with Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and other administration officials -- attended the dignified transfer at Dover on Sunday morning. The viral tweets accusing the Biden administration of being absent at Dover were posted hours before the remains actually arrived at the base.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/30/politics/fact-check-biden-dover-afghanistan-kabul/index.html
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Not to mention video evidence proving otherwise. But whatever.....

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Reply Conservative tweeters falsely claim Biden didn't show up at Dover to honor troops' remains (Original post)
Jilly_in_VA Aug 2021 OP
Moostache Aug 2021 #1
hibbing Aug 2021 #3
gratuitous Aug 2021 #2
doc03 Aug 2021 #7
onecaliberal Aug 2021 #4
Cracklin Charlie Aug 2021 #5
WHITT Aug 2021 #6
Baitball Blogger Aug 2021 #8
Beaverhausen Aug 2021 #9

Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Mon Aug 30, 2021, 04:04 PM

1. The harm was already done...

The people who WANT that to be true, who already beLIEve it on balance, they don't care if the record is corrected or not. They are going to walk around in their alternate reality and talk about how terrible Joe Biden is and how out of control he is and how he is "diminished" and Kamala is "absent".

None of it is remotely true, but none of them remotely care. They WANT it to be true, and they have no problem with magical thinking...ergo, it is true (for them).

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Response to Moostache (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 30, 2021, 04:10 PM

3. A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes n/t

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Mon Aug 30, 2021, 04:10 PM

2. Remember the former guy blowing off the centenary of the end of WWI?

It was sort of raining part of the day, and Needy Amin couldn't risk being out in it.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #2)

Mon Aug 30, 2021, 04:15 PM

7. He said they were losers and suckers anyway. nt

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Mon Aug 30, 2021, 04:10 PM

4. No that was dump, you know the russian installed puppet who killed 600,000 PEOPLE.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Mon Aug 30, 2021, 04:14 PM

5. The same was done to our last democratic president.

Same exact thing.

Next, Biden wonít attend ceremonies at Arlington, even though there are existing photographs.

Face book will be apoplectic. Itís all so exhausting.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Mon Aug 30, 2021, 04:15 PM

6. Geez, It Was On Every News Channel

Oh wait.

They don't watch news, they watch RightWing propaganda channels.


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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Mon Aug 30, 2021, 04:37 PM

8. The entire thing was televised

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Mon Aug 30, 2021, 04:45 PM

9. Hasn't Biden been at Dover when soldiers were flown home more than any one?

Pretty sure Trump never went. I donít even think bush, Cheney, or Obama even went to Dover. It was always Biden.

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