CNN turned on President Joe Biden with a brutal fact check on live television. A CNN host said: “Sometimes, President Biden just cannot stop himself. During his speech today about the economy, he told at least two lies that have already been debunked.
“Daniel Dale is back after a good stretch with another fact check. Daniel, so, we know the president loves the trains. He loves Amtrak. He told this same story several times about a conversation that he claims that he had during his vice presidency with an Amtrak conductor named Angelo Negri.”
Dale detailed the whoppers Biden told: “President Joe Biden made three false claims about his own past in a Tuesday speech in Milwaukee. Biden has long been known as a devotee of Amtrak, the train service he used during his 36 years as a US senator to commute between Washington and his home in Delaware.
“At least nine times as president, he has told a vivid personal story about a conversation he claims to have had during his vice presidency with an Amtrak conductor named Angelo Negri.
“Except, as CNN pointed out in 2021, that conversation could not possibly have happened – because Negri was deceased at the time the conversation would have had to have taken place.
Biden’s story is false in two ways.
“First, as CNN and others have pointed out before, he could not possibly have had this exchange with Negri: Biden did not reach the million-miles-flown mark as vice president until September 2015, according to his own past comments, but Negri had died more than a year earlier, in May 2014.
“Second, as CNN has also noted before, Biden’s mother was not sick at his home at the time he hit the million-miles-flown milestone. In fact, she had died more than five years prior.
“Biden also repeated a version of a family anecdote he told in April.
“He said Tuesday that his grandfather, who had worked as an oil company executive, died just days before he was born himself in the same hospital.
“And, by the way, my Grandpop Biden, who died very young – he was – died in the hospital I was born in six days before I was there, I mean before I was born,” Biden said.
“Biden’s claim is false in two ways, as conservative media outlets pointed out in April when Biden said his grandfather “died in the same hospital I was born in two weeks before I was born.”
“His paternal grandfather who had worked in the oil industry, Joseph Harry Biden, died in a hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, in September 1941; the president was born more than a year later, in November 1942 – and at a different hospital, in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
“Touting his administration’s investments in infrastructure projects around the country, Biden invoked a 2022 bridge collapse in Pittsburgh – and claimed that he personally saw the bridge fall.
“A lot of you were with me when I was in Pittsburgh. And, by the way, the – Pittsburgh is the ‘City of Bridges.’ More bridges in Pittsburgh than any other city in America. I watched that bridge collapse. I got there and saw it collapse. With over 200 feet off the ground, going over a valley, and it collapsed,” Biden said.
“It’s not true that Biden “got there and saw it collapse.” The collapse occurred before 7 a.m. on January 28, 2022, more than six hours prior to Biden landing in the Pittsburgh area for a scheduled visit that included a speech about the economy and infrastructure.
“He visited the site of the collapse after 1 p.m. that day,” he wrote.