They did it again early this week.
The clip shows Biden saying this: “I pledge allegiance to the United States of America. One nation, indivisible, under God. For real.”
Facts First: Biden was not trying to recite the entire Pledge of Allegiance when he said these words. He was referring, more than 22 minutes into a campaign speech, to particular phrases in the pledge — to make a point about how he would not divide the country between “red states” and “blue states” as Trump does.
Biden made the remark in a campaign speech Monday in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, in which he castigated Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
“Think about what he’s saying,” Biden said. “He’s saying if you live in a state like Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, states with Democratic governors, you’re not his problem. He has no obligation to you. He’s not responsible for you as President, your family or your well-being. I don’t see the presidency that way. I don’t pledge allegiance to red states of America or blue states of America. I pledge allegiance to the United States of America. One nation, indivisible, under God. For real. I’m running as a proud Democrat, but I’m not going to govern as a Democratic president: I’m going to govern as president.”
It’s entirely clear in context that Biden was not trying to recite the whole pledge here.
For the record, the whole pledge reads as follows: “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”