Last night's final presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden included a huge lie by Joe Biden that could cost him many votes. And, it's not the lie most political pundits are discussing this morning.
First, the lie most commentators are discussing is Biden's claim last night that, "I never said I oppose fracking."
When Biden said that, Trump responded, "You said it on tape," causing Biden to say to Trump, "Show the tape, put it on your website. The fact of the matter is he's flat lying."
But, it was Biden who was lying and, as you can see in the President's tweeted video below, Trump did put out a compilation of times that Biden has stated his opposition to fracking.
For the record, the clearest example of Biden opposing fracking came during the March 15, 2020 Democratic debate when Biden said he would end federal subsidies for the fossil fuel industry and then went further, stating, "No more drilling on federal lands. No more drilling, including offshore. No ability for the oil industry to continue to drill, period."
When Bernie Sanders challenged Biden by saying, "I'm talking about stopping fracking, as soon as we possibly can," Biden quickly responded, "So am I. No more, no new fracking!"
Clearly, as you can see from Trump's tweet below and the quotes above, Biden is not being straight with the American people about his position on fracking - a critical industry in many key states this election.
But Biden's biggest lie last night - the one that might cost him a significant number of votes - was about health care. Specifically, Obamacare.
Biden claimed, "Not one single person with private insurance would lose their insurance under my plan, nor did they under Obamacare, they did not lose their insurance, unless they chose they wanted to go to something else."
False. That is a blatant lie and one that impacted - and continues to impact - millions of Americans.
As the Associated Press documented in it's fact check of the debate:
"Then-President Barack Obama promised if you liked your health insurance, you could keep it under his Affordable Care Act, but that’s not what happened for some. When Obamacare took effect in 2014, several million people lost individual health insurance plans that no longer met minimum standards established by the law. A backlash forced the White House to offer a work-around, but the political damage was done."
So, the biggest lie of all last night was Biden claiming that no American lost their private insurance under Obamacare. In fact, millions did and it's a safe bet they remember that it was Barack Obama and Joe Biden who took away a health insurance plan they preferred.