Washington Post "Fact Checker" Glenn Kessler Won't Be Counting False Biden Claims: "I Assume" He'll Be Like Obama And Tell The Truth | Video | RealClearPolitics

Washington Post "Fact Checker" Glenn Kessler Won't Be Counting False Biden Claims: "I Assume" He'll Be Like Obama And Tell The Truth

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During a January 16 appearance on CNN, Washington Post "Fact Checker" Glenn Kessler explained why he won't be doing a running list of alleged lies from the Biden administration the way he did for the Trump administration.

"I assume the Biden presidency will be a lot like the Obama presidency, and that they will be responsive, and will be able to quickly back up what they're saying," he said.


VICTOR BLACKWELL: Yes. Let me ask you about the president-elect. He made a lot of pretty dramatic claims in his speech on Thursday, Thursday evening. I understand that your team reached out to him and just compare and contrast the reaction and response you got from the incoming administration to what you've gotten over the last several years.

GLENN KESSLER: Well, in the case of the Biden-Harris transition team, we asked -- we identified five factual statements he made. You know, interesting claims that we wanted to know if they -- what was the basis for this. Within 15 minutes, we received citations to those factual statements and they all checked out.

Generally, the Trump White House almost never responded to our queries, because, of course, a lot of what the president said could not be defended or explained in terms of where he got these so- called facts. I assume the Biden -- you know, I did five years of Obama, and I assume the Biden presidency will be a lot like the Obama presidency, and that they will be responsive, and will be able to quickly back up what they're saying. And occasionally, the president will go off- kilter, particularly when he's, you know, speaking extemporaneously and not following something that previously -- has previously been fact-checked.
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