Here is a clip of Joe Biden on International Women’s Day saying the military is creating maternity flight suits for pregnant women in the military:
"Maternity Flight Suits"
Joe Biden should never ever be allowed to use the word "Intense"
— KJR Molon (@KjrMolon) March 9, 2021
Here is the Politifact “fact check” of a claim by “bloggers” that Joe Biden said he was creating maternity flight suits for pregnant women in the military:
This stuff will just drive you nuts.
“Bloggers” didn’t make the claim – Joe Biden made the claim.
Here’s the blog they cite as the “source” for the claim:
They got the post blocked on Facebook as “disinformation.”
But the blog just uses as a source the video of Joe Biden:
So why is it “mostly false”?
Because the military had this idea before Trump left office.
Politifact links to a post on an Air Force website from November 18, 2020 (after Donald Trump supposedly lost the election).
But what did Biden say exactly?
We’re making good progress, designing body armor that fits women properly. Tailoring combat uniforms for women. Creating maternity flight suits. Updating requirements for their hair styles. And some of it is gonna take a, uh, you know, an intensity of purpose and mission.
Notice the use of the word “we” and the ownership of the “purpose and mission.”
Donald Trump never announced that he was making maternity flight suits. Biden announced this. He said it was his mission.
But it’s “mostly false”?
This is a standard “fact check.”
This is how they get ya.
It’s all just a bunch of semantics and word games. They know that the majority of true believers will see that fact check and think “oh, Biden didn’t say that.”
But that isn’t even the bigger point – the bigger point is that these fact checkers decide what gets blocked on Facebook.