Joe Biden has made a career of lying.
It seems there is no situation he won’t spin to fit some woke extremist narrative.
If the constant dishonesty did not drive you crazy before, just wait until you hear this.
President Biden’s recent penchant for embellishing stories has drawn the ire of fact-checkers, and left many Americans questioning the credibility of the Commander-in-Chief.
From recounting near-catastrophic fires to fictional train journeys, Biden’s tales seem to have taken on a life of their own, fueling doubts about his truthfulness.
One such story involves a fire that President Biden claimed occurred at his home in 2004 due to a lightning strike.
And who was he recounting this story to? Survivors of the Maui wildfires, people who truly suffered catastrophic loss.
The lack of empathy and compassion for these people is disgusting.
According to the President’s narrative, this fire posed a severe threat to his wife, his beloved cat, and his vintage ’67 Corvette, suggesting that they were all on the brink of destruction.
However, contemporaneous news reports tell a different story, indicating that the fire was confined to the kitchen and not the apocalyptic event Biden has portrayed it to be.
Washington Post “fact checker” Glenn Kessler delved into these questionable tales in an article entitled, “Biden loves to retell certain stories. Some aren’t credible.”
Kessler’s piece highlights President Biden’s propensity to exaggerate or embellish stories from his life, often leaving audiences skeptical about his credibility.
Kessler emphasizes that while some of the Democrat President’s stories turn out to be mostly true, others fall short of the facts.
As President, Biden has continued the tradition of enhancing personal anecdotes, sometimes beyond what can be verified or in direct contradiction to contemporary accounts.
One striking example is Biden’s claim about a conversation with an Amtrak conductor, who congratulated him on having traveled over 2 million miles on the railroad.
This achievement purportedly exceeded his 1.2 million miles traveled on Air Force planes as Vice President through 2016.
However, the conductor had retired in 1993 and passed away two years before Biden reached the milestone in the air.
This glaring inconsistency raises questions about the accuracy of Biden’s storytelling.
Other dubious stories include Biden’s assertion that he witnessed two men in suits kissing each other in public when he was a teenager, his alleged arrest while attempting to see Nelson Mandela in South Africa, and how, as Vice President, he arranged for his uncle to receive a long-overdue Purple Heart that he was owed.
The only problem is that Biden’s uncle passed away in 1999, long before Biden assumed the role of vice President.
While Kessler and others have called out these stories for their lack of veracity, they have stopped short of labeling them as outright lies.
This nuanced approach to fact-checking has drawn criticism from some quarters, with accusations of a double standard in how Biden is scrutinized compared to former President Trump.
The New York Times also explored Biden’s storytelling tendencies in an article last October, titled “Biden, Storyteller in Chief, Spins Yarns That Often Unravel.”
The Times detailed Biden’s habit of embellishing narratives to craft a political identity.
While acknowledging Biden’s propensity for exaggeration, the article pointed out that his falsehoods don’t reach the scale of Trump’s frequent lies, but they still provide fodder for political opponents.
Critics argue that the media has set a precedent by unequivocally calling out lies during the Trump administration.
Consequently, they believe that the same standard should be applied to Biden.
Fox News contributor and author of “Come On, Man!: The Truth About Joe Biden’s Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad Presidency,” Joe Concha, contends that when a public figure knowingly misleads people, it should be labeled as a lie.
Concha points out that Biden’s stories often serve political purposes or narratives that are far from the truth, justifying the use of the term “lie.”
Conspicuously, fact-checkers who previously monitored Trump’s false or misleading claims in detail have not taken the same approach with Biden.
This discrepancy raises questions about media impartiality and transparency in holding public figures accountable for their statements.
It’s evident that Biden’s storytelling has become a point of contention and scrutiny.
The line between embellishment and outright falsehoods remains a topic of debate.
While the media navigates its role in fact-checking and labeling, the American people continue to grapple with the veracity of the President’s tales.
Joe Biden’s stories may have endeared him to some, but they have left others questioning whether they are hearing the unvarnished truth or a carefully crafted narrative.
US Political Daily will keep you updated on any developments to this ongoing story.