Are Joe Biden and Kamala Harris socialists?

Claim: President Donald Trump and other Republicans have claimed that former vice president Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris are socialists and their policies are socialist policies.
Rating: This claim is FALSE. A socialist agenda would be one that dismantles private businesses so that the government would control production. Biden’s actions during the Obama presidency, as well as his detailed policy proposals as a presidential candidate, does not show that he wants to get rid of private businesses. Instead, it shows an equal focus on expanding public programs such as Medicaid and education, while working with private companies in areas like healthcare and renewable energy.

Has the Trump administration been good for women?

Claim: President Donald Trump has claimed that he has done more for women than any other president of the United States.
Rating: This claim is MOSTLY FALSE. The Trump administration has cut funding for women’s health services, and has also rolled back rules from the Obama administration to fight the gender wage gap. Currently, women are paid 82 cents for every $1 that a man makes.

Do Joe Biden and the Democrats support late-term abortion?

Claim: President Donald Trump has said that former Vice President Joe Biden and the Democrats support late-term abortion, including up until the moment of birth.
Rating: This is MOSTLY FALSE. Joe Biden supports Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court ruling that made abortion legal in the United States. In the U.S., abortion is legal up until about 24 weeks. After that point, abortion is only allowed in situations where the woman’s life is threatened or if the fetus has birth defects that would not let it live outside of the womb.

Does Amy Coney Barrett oppose Obamacare?

Claim: Former vice president Joe Biden has said that if judge Amy Coney Barrett gets confirmed to the Supreme Court, she will vote to strike down the Affordable Care Act (ACA), because she opposes it.
Rating: This claim is MOSTLY TRUE. In the past, Barrett has criticized the ACA (also known as Obamacare). But Barrett has not stated publicly if she will vote to strike down the ACA if she is confirmed to the Supreme Court. If the ACA is declared unconstitutional in the Supreme Court, around 23 million Americans will lose health coverage.

Does Trump want to preserve health insurance protections for those with pre-existing conditions?

Claim: In several interviews, President Trump has claimed he wants to protect health insurance coverage for those with pre-existing conditions.
Rating: This claim is MOSTLY FALSE. Trump has repeatedly voiced that he is in favor of health coverage for people with pre-existing conditions. However, his words contradict his administration’s actions. The Trump administration is attempting to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which is the only law protecting health insurance for individuals with pre-existing conditions. And Trump has no plan to replace it. An estimated 147,000 Vietnamese-Americans could lose health coverage if the ACA is repealed.

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