Alcee Hastings tripped up again by ‘Democrat math’

U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., is well known for making up the rules as he goes along, but who knew that he also makes up his own statistics?

Hastings posted a tweet Friday that claimed one in six Americans has HIV and doesn’t know it. A statistic that is factually incorrect, as he would soon find out courtesy of a few astute Twitter users.

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Not only is Hastings wrong on his facts, he’s also wrong to think that he could quietly delete the tweet as if it never happened. Twitchy documented a few of the responses that served as a reminder:

What Hastings was most likely trying to say is that about 18% of those infected with HIV in the U.S. — one in six — are unaware of their infection, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

A statistic a few friendly souls were willing to share:

Tom Tillison


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