Fact Check: Biden In Texas Ahead Of Super Tuesday Did NOT Say: "Tomorrow Is Super Thursday"

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  • by: Ryan Cooper
Fact Check: Biden In Texas Ahead Of Super Tuesday Did NOT Say: "Tomorrow Is Super Thursday"

Did Joe Biden, a U.S. Democratic candidate for president, say that "Tomorrow is Super Thursday"? No, that's not true: The headline is misleading. As the video of the former vice president shows, Biden said, "Super Thur---" but stopped and corrected himself to say, "Super Tuesday." The article noted that Biden did not say the full word, but the headline did not correctly reflect the accurate quote.

The claim originated from an article published by Real Clear Politics on March 2, 2020, titled 'Biden In Texas Ahead Of Super Tuesday: "Tomorrow Is Super Thursday'" (archived here). It opened:

Former VP Joe Biden made an amusing slip of the tongue during a campaign rally on the Monday before Super Tuesday in Houston Texas.

"Look, tomorrow is Super Thursd-- Tuesday," Biden said, noticing his mistake before he fully made it. "I tell you, I'm rushing to head on."

At the same rally, Biden also referred to the opening line of the Declaration of Independence as "the thing" after failing to articulate the entire quote.

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Biden In Texas Ahead Of Super Tuesday: "Tomorrow Is Super Thursday"

Former VP Joe Biden made an amusing slip of the tongue during a campaign rally on the Monday before Super Tuesday in Houston Texas. "Look, tomorrow is Super Thursd-- Tuesday," Biden said, noticing his mistake before he fully made it. "I tell you, I'm rushing to head on."

The article linked to a tweet that showed Biden at a campaign rally in Houston, Texas, on March 2, 2020. A video clip embedded in the tweet showed Biden saying, "Look, tomorrow is Super Thur--" before he corrected the mistake and said, "Tuesday."

Even so, the headline for the article is misleading because it claimed Biden said, "Super Thursday," which he did not.

At his own campaign rally in North Carolina on Monday, President Trump chastised Biden for his gaffes. Trump said:

Tomorrow, voters in states across the nation for Super Tuesday -- not Super Thursday. Oh, he said Super Thursday! You can't do these things. Can you imagine if I said Super Thursday? I would be over, right? I would be over.

NewsGuard, a company that uses trained journalists to rank the reliability of websites, describes realclearpolitics.com as:

A site focused on U.S. politics that highlights aggregated stories from across the political spectrum, while publishing some original content. It is well known for its aggregation of polling data.

According to NewsGuard, the site can generally be trusted to maintain journalistic standards. Read their full assessment here.

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  Ryan Cooper

Ryan Cooper, a staff writer and fact-checker for Lead Stories, is the former Director of Programming at CNN International, where he helped shape the network's daily newscasts broadcast to more than 280 million households around the world. He was based at the network's Los Angeles Bureau. There, he managed the team responsible for a three-hour nightly program, Newsroom LA.

Formerly, he worked at the headquarters in Atlanta, and he spent four years at the London bureau. An award-winning producer, Cooper oversaw the network's Emmy Award-winning coverage of the uprising in Egypt in 2011. He also served as a supervising producer during much of the network's live reporting on the Israel-Hezbollah conflict in 2006, for which CNN received an Edward R. Murrow Award.

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