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Loreben Tuquero
By Loreben Tuquero March 8, 2024

Tucker Carlson clip on Biden gaffe is 4 years old, not from ‘Saturday’

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A recent Instagram clip showed President Joe Biden speaking about where he and former President Barack Obama stand on something that sounds like gibberish — and misleads about the date he said it. 

The Feb. 29 Instagram video showed former Fox News host Tucker Carlson describing Biden’s quote: "In a rally in Michigan on Saturday, Biden muddied the waters for the very first time. He announced his support for something called ‘badacafcar.’ In fact, he said it’s a fundamental human right."

The video cut to a clip of Biden speaking. "Barack and I think it’s a right for people to have ‘badacafcar,’" the caption accompanying Biden’s speech read.

Some of the post’s top comments showed people questioning why he mentioned Obama, who stepped down from office in 2017.

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Biden did stumble over his words, but the incident isn’t recent; it’s from an excerpt of a "Tucker Carlson Tonight" episode that aired Nov. 1, 2020.

Biden was speaking at a rally in Flint, Michigan, on Oct. 31, 2020, three days before the 2020 election. At the 57:35 mark in this C-SPAN video, he says, "Donald Trump thinks health care is a privilege," and then says the quote shown in the clip. C-SPAN’s transcript reads, "Barack and I think it is a right for people to have health care." 

This clip of Biden stumbling over his words isn’t from "a rally in Michigan on Saturday." We rate that claim False.

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