President Joe Biden mistakenly said that roughly 20 million more Americans have been vaccinated than live in the country.
During an event at the White House on Friday, Biden urged people to get vaccinated and pointed out that millions of Americans have been vaccinated against COVID-19 already without significant side effects.
“We have to get more people vaccinated. I’ve said, well over, what’s the number again? I remind myself,” Biden said as he appeared to glance at notes.
The president continued, “350 million Americans have already been vaccinated. They’re doing fine.”
Joe Biden just claimed “350 million” Americans have been vaccinated.
There are only 328 million people in the United States. pic.twitter.com/mdJ2VRCp8c
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) August 6, 2021
It is unclear where that number came from.