Oops, he did it again: Biden's statements don't align with facts

Joe Biden during his first solo news conference March 25, 2021 (Video screenshot)

Joe Biden apparently has added to his long history of lying, including his plagiarism during the 1980s when he was forced to drop a presidential bid, by making a number of claims about his ridership on Amtrak.

The details aren’t complicated. Biden delivered, according to the New York Post, a “heartfelt” story about reaching 1.5 million miles on the rail system and being personally congratulated by a conductor.

Only the conductor who “personally” congratulated him had retired a good 20 years before Biden’s story happened. And in his story, he explained he was on his way home to visit his ill mother when the congratulations came in his “fourth or fifth” year of his vice presidency, which would have been about 2012 or 2013.

But his mother died in 2010.

Media outlets were relatively gentle with the gaffe-prone 78-year-old Biden, saying his story was “called into question” and that his “story doesn’t add up.” The Times in London was a little more blunt, saying “Biden proves he won’t be derailed by the facts.”

Biden was in Philadelphia recently with his story.

“When I became vice president, one of the Capitol Hill newspapers estimated that I had taken more than 7,000 round trips on Amtrak over my career. I think that’s an exaggeration. I’m going to rely on those two conductors … one of them was a guy named Angelo Negri,” Biden said. “There was an article, I guess my fourth or fifth year as vice president, saying Biden travels 1,300,000 miles on Air Force One (sic). I used to — the Secret Service didn’t like it — but I used to like to take the train home.

“My mom was sick and I used to try to come home almost every weekend as vice president to see her. I got on the train and Angelo Negri came up and he goes, ‘Joey, baby,’ and he grabbed my cheek like he always did. He said, ‘Joey, what’s the big deal? 1,300,000 miles on Air Force Two? Do you know how many miles you traveled on Amtrak?’ I said, ‘No, Angie, I don’t know.’ He gave me the calculation and he said, ‘You traveled 1,500,000 miles on Amtrak.’ The fact is, I’d probably take Angie’s word before I’d take the word of what the article said.”

Fox noted Negri’s obituary confirmed he retired from Amtrak in 1993, while Biden would still have been in the Senate, and his mother, Catherine Eugenia Finnegan, died in 2010.

Georgia lie

Biden also recently was called out by a top election official in Georgia, where the 2020 results triggered allegations of fraud, over his lying about a new election law.

Gabriel Sterling, chief operating officer for the Georgia secretary of state, said if Biden doesn’t stop lying, “Someone is going to get hurt.”

He said Biden falsely claimed that a voter integrity law curbs voting hours and makes it illegal for people to get water while in law. Neither statement is accurate.

Sterling was blunt in his message to Biden, who has called the Georgia law “Jim Crow on steroids.”

“‘Someone is going to get hurt.’ I made that prediction four months ago regarding misinformation about the 2020 election. I was horrified to see it come true on Jan. 6,” he said.

“The reaction to Georgia’s new election law has me worried again. Though I have not received any threats yet, thankfully, that same foreboding is creeping up again as the president of the United States and others once again spread lies about what is going on in Georgia.”

Record on migrants

It was ABC that explained while Biden recently was attacking Donald Trump’s record as president, he “gave a distorted account of the historical forces driving migrants to the U.S.”

The fact-check noted Biden made an “unsubstantiated claim” about the vast majority of some 11 million people overstaying visas. Experts said that’s simply incorrect.

He also claimed his work previously “helped keep people in their own countries,” but that’s simply wrong, because “migration from Mexico and Central America has continued unabated…,” a fact-check revealed.

He also claimed to have a “broad consensus” of people agreeing his economic plan would “help create millions of jobs.”

The fact-checker explained, “He’s glossing over the naysayers. Some economists, also bridging the ideological spectrum, say he’s spending too much or in the wrong way.”

The checks

Just this week letters were dispatched to Americans with Biden’s boast that he had kept his promise to deliver $2,000 stimulus checks to Americans. But only $1,400 came under his administration. The earlier $600 came while President Trump was in office.


Biden also routinely simply decides to change words, or the meaning of words. In a recent redefinition he ordered federal agencies to refer to “illegal aliens” as the “undocumented.”

Fox News reported the order came in the form of memos to the leaders of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

Biden also has substituted “common-sense gun laws” for “banning guns,” “pay their fair share” for tax hikes and “affordable health care” for “socialized medicine.”

And “infrastructure” now means “elder care and broadband internet for rural areas.”


It was President Trump who noted Biden’s claim that he left migrant children to “starve to death” on the Mexican side of the border was false.

Biden claimed, “When an unaccompanied child ends up at the border, we [aren’t] going to let them starve to death and stay on the other side – No previous administration did that either, except Trump. I’m not going to do it.”

Trump, in an interview with Fox News’ “Ingraham Angle,” said “it’s just the opposite.”

“By the time we finished what we were doing [on the border], very few people were coming up because they knew they weren’t going to get through. We stopped ‘catch and release’ – which was a disaster,” he said.

“The very biggest thing was, we had the Remain In Mexico policy, and that means that we wouldn’t allow people to wait in our country until they were totally checked out, which most of them didn’t get checked out, and they would go back to their own country.

“If young kids were with parents, but a lot of times, they weren’t, and we would take care of them, but … what they are doing now is outrageous. And they should finish the wall.”

Tara Reade

The Daily Caller News Foundation noted the charges from Tara Reade, who has accused Biden of assaulting her, that Biden “lies.”

Biden discussed the slew of allegations against Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos in an exclusive interview. Biden said that “a woman should be presumed telling the truth and should not be scapegoated and become victimized by her coming forward.”

“It takes a lot of courage for a woman to come forward,” Biden said Tuesday. “Some are not — anyway, takes a lot of courage to come forward.”

Reade told the Daily Caller News Foundation that Biden was “using platitudes and lies to cover his own misconduct.”

Reade worked as a Senate staffer for Biden in 1993 and has accused the then-senator of kissing her, touching her, and penetrating her with his fingers without her consent. Biden has repeatedly denied the assault and said it “absolutely did not happen.”

One list

Just the News recently posted a report on Biden’s “lengthy history of fabrication, plagiarism…”

“In 1987, Biden said publicly that he marched during the civil rights movement but later admitted he was ‘not an activist’ and he was ‘not out marching,'” the report said.

“An episode from the first of his three runs for president provides a case study. Biden once sparred in 1987 with a political reporter who asked him about his law school record. A tart Biden responded that he ‘probably’ had a ‘higher IQ’ than the reporter. And he claimed he finished in the top half of his class,” the report said. “It was later revealed that Biden was near the bottom of his law school graduating class at Syracuse University’s College of Law, specifically 76 out of 85 students.”

During his first run for the presidency, it was revealed that “Biden had used quotes in speeches as a U.S. senator from Bobby Kennedy, John F. Kennedy and Neil Kinnock, a British Labour Party leader, without any attribution,” the report said.

Johnny Carson of The Tonight Show even zinged Biden about his lies: “Now on the political scene, one of the Democratic candidates is Senator Joseph Biden. Have you seen the problem he’s been having? He went around and made a speech, and apparently he quoted a British politician, took his speech and paraphrased it as his own. And the press got on him and he was also charged with taking part of Bobby Kennedy’s speeches. And Biden says, ‘Not to worry.’ He reassured his staff, he said, ‘We have nothing to fear but fear itself.'”

At the time he said he was upset with the “environment” of politics that made it difficult “to let the American people measure the whole Joe Biden.”

During his second White House run, in 2007, he claimed during a debate he was “shot at” while visiting Iraq. Records conflicted with his account and he soon changed his story.

He also has claimed he was arrested in South Africa while trying to see the anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela. The U.S. ambassador who was with him said it wasn’t true.

Joseph Farah, co-founder of WND, wrote an analysis after Biden’s recent address to Congress correcting a long list of misstatements Biden made.

“‘Good evening my fellow Americans. Tonight, I’d like to talk to you about where we are as we mark one year since everything stopped because of this pandemic.’ Stop the tape! Everything did not stop because of this pandemic” he wrote.

He pointed out that Biden was wrong to say COVID was “met with silence and spread unchecked,” there are “vicious hate crimes against Asian Americans,” and for blaming President Trump for not having vaccines.

“You’re blaming Trump for not having vaccines? Are you crazy? We know what Trump did to get vaccines. He moved mountains. It was done in record time! You would still be fumbling around, blaming others,” he wrote.

Lost doses

One America News reported Biden’s administration was lying about coronavirus vaccines by denying President Trump the credit for developing and distributing those vaccines.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki lied to reporters and said the U.S. did not have enough vaccines on January 20. “There’s no question and all data points to the fact that there were not enough of any of those things when he took office,” she said.

Psaki made these claims despite reports that found Biden’s officials lost 20 million doses of the vaccines out of the 50 million doses sent out under President Trump.

Another list

The Federalist also published a list of lies told by Joe Biden.

For example, Biden last year said travel restrictions won’t work against COVID-19. He called Trump’s decision to shut down travel from China “xenophobic.”

But now, as president, he’s banned travel from South Africa, Brazil, Britain and 26 other countries to prevent the spread of a COVID-19 variant.

Then there was Biden’s claim that Trump’s vaccination plan was “worse than we could have imagined.”

In fact, the Trump vaccination plan has already put the new administration on a trajectory to reach its goal of 100 million people vaccinated within its first 100 days.

Biden promised during his campaign to shut down the coronavirus, not the economy. That was before the election. After his inauguration, he said there’s “nothing we can do to change the trajectory of the pandemic in the next several months.”

Biden also said the government failed to “act with the urgency” required against COVID-19.

But Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, wondered about the “trillions in stimulus” passed by Congress.

Also on COVID, Biden’s team complained there was no vaccine distribution plan at all when they took office on Jan. 20. That was contradicted by White House coronavirus adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci, who said “there is activity going on in the distribution.”

Then Biden issued a mask mandate for federal properties, and within hours violated it at a Lincoln Memorial event. Spokeswoman Jen Psaki claimed it was because he was “celebrating.”

“We have bigger things to worry about,” she said.

Biden falsely claimed “all” media dismissed his vaccine plan as “impossible.”

And he smeared two GOP senators as “Nazis” and then claimed to be a leader for all Americans.

After Biden made his acceptance speech at Democratic National Convention, he was accused of copying lines from those penned by Canadian politician Jack Layton.

Layton served as the leader of the left-wing New Democratic Party from 2003 until his death in 2011. Prior to his passing, at the age of 61, Layton penned a letter, which read in part: “Love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair.”

Commentator Michael Master even pointed out how Biden’s new slogan of “Buy American” is just a redo of Trump saying “buy American and hire American” as part of his “America First” agenda of the last four years?

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