Joe Biden Falsehood #20

FALSEHOOD #20: Biden falsely claimed that he had been to Afghanistan and Iraq twice as President.

He said, “I’ve been in and out — not as a, obviously, combatant — but in and out of Afghanistan, Iraq and those areas, 38, 39 times. Not as president; only twice as president.”

Biden made this false claim on December 16, 2022, during an event at Major Joseph R. “Beau” Biden III National Guard/Reserve Center, the state’s National Guard headquarters.

EXPLANATION: This is false. Joe Biden has not been to Iraq or Afghanistan as President. The last time Biden had been to Iraq was in 2016, as vice president. His last visit to Afghanistan was in 2011


Kertscher, T. (2022, December 20). Despite his claim, Joe Biden has not visited Afghanistan or Iraq as president. Politifact. Retrieved December 27, 2022, from

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