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Another day, another lie for Joe Biden.
Biden told this same story months ago in May as well as another time in June.
The only problem is that the story has been exhaustively debunked in multiple fact-checks.
The New York Post also debunked Biden’s story.
Even CNN reported in June that Biden “keeps telling” the debunked story as he has done since early on in his 2020 presidential campaign, Western Journal notes.
Biden was meeting with United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson and explained that once the newspaper had run a headline that he had traveled over 1,350,000 miles on Air Force Two.
Biden said, “So I’m walking up to get on the train on that Friday and a guy, who was the number three guy from New Jersey on seniority as a conductor, walked up to me and grabbed me and goes like this, ‘Joey baby!’ and grabs my face. I thought the Secret Service was going to shoot him and I said no, no, he’s a friend.”
The media pool laughed, as shown in the video below.
Biden suggests the man had apparently seen the headline about his mileage on Air Force Two and asked him, “Do you know how many miles you’ve traveled on Amtrak?”
“You’ve traveled over 2 million miles, big deal!” the man then reportedly said.
Anyways, here are some of the problems with the story, proving that Biden completely made it up.
Biden previously identified the man as Angelo Negri, who passed away in 2014. This was two years before Biden passed the 1.3 million mileage mark on Air Force Two. This occurred in 2016.
A fact-check explains, “Biden was friends with the Amtrak conductor at the center of the story, Angelo Negri. But Negri had been dead for more than a year — and had been retired for more than two decades — before the earliest moment they could conceivably have had the supposed conversation Biden keeps describing.”
Watch the clip:
More from Western Journal:
While it’s not the first remarkable fib Biden’s told — he’s had to admit he never got arrested in South Africa while trying to meet Nelson Mandela, and the White House had to confirm he never visited the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh after a deadly shooting in 2018 — what adds a very conspicuous layer of weirdness to this story is to consider why he keeps telling it.
He’s already been known as “Amtrak Joe” for decades and there’s certainly no living politician who is more famous for their train travels than our current president, so the story doesn’t exactly lend anything to his already formidable reputation as a high-profile Amtrak passenger.
It’s not like Biden is the first elderly person to tell a slightly unbelievable story on more than one occasion — but Biden, of course, is not your average elderly person.
He’s the leader of the free world.
Yet more and more, the evidence of senility seems to outweigh any indication of strong leadership.