Did President Obama conspire against Trump during the 2016 election?

Claim: Many Vietnamese-Americans believe President Donald Trump’s claim that President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton approved a federal disinformation campaign to tie Trump to Russia.
Rating: This claim is FALSE. This claim, which is the basis of the Obamagate conspiracy theory, is not based on U.S. intelligence sources. It’s based on unverified rumors from Russian intelligence, with no supporting evidence. It also draws attention away from a Senate Intelligence report that said that Russia did interfere in the 2016 election with the goal of electing Trump. Russia is currently interfering in the 2020 election.

Did Joe Biden and Democrats oppose Vietnamese refugees in the 1980s?

Claim: Many Vietnamese Americans believe that former vice president Joe Biden and the Democrats broadly opposed the arrival of Vietnamese refugees to the United States.
Rating: This claim is FALSE. Over 80% of all Democrats in Congress, including Biden, voted to pass major legislation that allowed the second wave of Vietnamese refugees to resettle in the US in the 1980s. Notably, Democrats introduced the bill in both houses of Congress and a Democratic President signed it into law. In contrast, Republicans in Congress supported the bill at a lower rate of 70%. The majority of those who voted against the bill were Republican.

Does Biden support Medicare for All?

Claim: Republican National Committee chair Ronna McDaniel said on a Fox News show that Biden is “actually for Medicare for All.”
Rating: This claim is FALSE. Though he supports the Affordable Care Act, and wants to expand access to healthcare for more people, Biden has said that he does not support Medicare for All. He believes in letting people choose private insurance if they want it.

Why do so many Republicans support Joe Biden?

Claim: Republicans are increasingly coming out in support for Biden, leading many Vietnamese Americans to wonder if these individuals are “sore losers,” who have no reason to oppose Trump other than personally disliking him.
Rating: This claim is FALSE. There are Republicans who have been appointed into powerful positions by President Trump who now oppose him.

Is Biden actually pro-China?

Claim: Many Vietnamese Americans believe that Biden supports China and that his presidency will inevitably lead to China’s domination over Vietnam.
Rating: This claim is MOSTLY FALSE. While Biden previously supported China’s economic progress, he has become critical of its political repression and recent aggression in disputed territories. Rather, experts believe that Biden’s presidency will follow a hardline approach with China similar to Trump’s.

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