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Texas governor called “pathetic liar” for claim that Joe Biden is trying to ban hamburgers

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott surrounded himself with fast food sandwiches to sign the “Save Chick-fil-A” bill into law. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) is getting called a “pathetic liar” after he posted misinformation on Twitter that said that President Joe Biden is trying to take people’s hamburgers away.

Pivoting from defending Chick-fil-A to defending McDonalds, Abbott posted a Fox News screenshot to Twitter that said “Biden’s climate requirements” include a mandate to “cut 90% of red meat from diet” and for Americans to eat “one burger per month,” maximum.

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“Not gonna happen in Texas!” Abbott tweeted defiantly.

The problem? Biden never proposed any such measure. Fox News and Fox Business ran at least five segments over the weekend about the supposed climate requirements, accusing Biden of trying to force Americans to eat fewer burgers, even though that never happened.

“Americans are going to have to cut their red meat consumption by 90% in order to reduce emissions to hit Biden’s target,” said Fox’s Jesse Watters on Saturday. “That means you’re only allowed to eat four pounds of red meat a year. That adds up to a burger a month. […]

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