Last week, Joe Biden suggested he would fact check President Trump himself in real-time while debating him.
Biden was played a clip of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggesting Biden should not debate Trump at all, saying “I do not think the President of the United States has comported himself in a way that anybody associates with truth, evidence, data, and facts. I wouldn’t legitimize a conversation with him.”
Andrea Mitchell asked “What do you think about that, would you consider it, not debating the president?”
Joe Biden replied “No, I’m going to come — as long as the commission continues down the straight and narrow, as they have, I’m going to debate him. I’m going to be a fact checker on the floor while I’m debating him, in fact.”
However, yesterday Biden suggested that he’d “love to have” live fact checking from parties other than himself.
During a new conference in Delaware, Biden said “I’ve begun to prepare by going over what the president has said, and the multiple lies he’s told.”
He added “What I’d love to have is a crawler at the bottom of the screen, a fact-checker as we speak. If we really wanted to do something, I think that would make a great, great debate if everything both of us said was instantly fact-checked.”