During a press briefing at the White House Wednesday, National Security Council spokesman John Kirby was asked why Joe Biden keeps telling demonstrably false stories during public appearances.
“In the past couple of weeks, the president has lied about being at Ground Zero the day after the September 11 attacks, falsely claimed he saw the Pittsburgh Bridge collapse, claimed his grandfather died in the hospital days before his birthday,” Jeff Mordock of the Washington Times began. “What is going on with the president? Is he just believing things that didn’t happen did happen, or is he just randomly making stuff up?”
In the first example, Biden while visiting Alaska on September 11, had said: “Ground Zero in New York — I remember standing there the next day and looking at the building. And I felt like I was looking through the gates of hell.”
Joe Biden just completely lied about being at Ground Zero the day after 9/11.
He was in DC.
The Senate convened on 9/12/01 to condemn the attack
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) September 11, 2023
On Sept. 12, 2001, then Senator Biden and all other members of Congress were in Washington D.C. to condemn the attack. Biden toured the destruction nine days after the attack.
During speech on the economy in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Aug. 15, Biden told attendees that he saw a Pittsburgh bridge crumble in 2022.
“I watched that bridge collapse,” Biden claimed. “I got there and saw it collapse.”
Biden claims he "watched that bridge collapse" in Pittsburgh: "I got there and saw it collapse!"
That didn't happen. pic.twitter.com/pV3dZwhhKI
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) August 15, 2023
The fairly recent catastrophe however reportedly happened “hours before” Biden arrived in the city to give a talk on infrastructure.
The reporter also referred to a false story Biden told in April.
Biden claimed that his grandfather “died in the same hospital I was born in two weeks before I was born” as he addressed the North America’s Building Trades Unions Legislative Conference in Washington.
Biden Misstates Grandfather's Death
Joe Biden was born one year after the death of his paternal grandfather and 200 miles away, but listen to his recollection.https://t.co/SLiPiST0dU
— MMCOWRD (AKA.. MadCow) (@MMCOWRD) April 26, 2023
Biden however was born more than a year later—at St. Mary’s Hospital in Scranton, Pa., and his grandfather died September 1941 in Baltimore, Maryland.
Kirby completely ignored Mordock’s question and instead spoke glowingly about Biden’s trip to Alaska.
“The president was deeply touched and honored to be able to spend 9/11 with military members there in Alaska,” Kirby began. [Biden] “was honored by their presence and the chance to make an important set of remarks about why we need to continue to remember that day,” he added. Kirby acknowledged that Biden “spoke about a visit to Ground Zero” which he noted happened about a week or so after the attack.
“What that looked, what that smelled and what that felt like and it had a visceral impact on him as it did so many other Americans,” he said.
Top Biden spokesman John Kirby completely ignores a question on why Joe Biden so frequently makes up completely demonstrably false stories in a desperate attempt to feign empathy pic.twitter.com/MCvBil3tM5
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) September 13, 2023
In recent weeks, Biden has been caught telling many other tall tales.
During an Aug. 30 press conference addressing Hurricane Idalia, repeated a favorite story about how his house in Delaware supposedly almost burned down almost 20 years ago.
Biden said he and his family couldn’t live at their home “for about seven months” after a lightning strike and subsequent fire.
“Lightning struck my house. We had to the be out of that house for about seven months while it was repaired because so much damage was done to the house and half the house almost collapsed,” the president claimed.
On August 21, Biden told a slightly different version of the story while visiting victims of the devastating wildfires in Maui.
Biden said he didn’t want to compare difficulties but that he and Jill Biden know “what it’s like to lose a home.”
Biden said after the lightening strike, “I almost lost my wife, my ’67 corvette, and my cat.”
According to an Associated Press report, the lightning strike Biden caused a “small” kitchen fire in 2004 and was contained by firefighters within 20 minutes.
A complete list of every lie Joe Biden has told since he took office (248 so far) can be found at the Federalist.