Joe Biden has once again trotted out the lie that he was present on the ground at Ground Zero in the aftermath of the terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
During address at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage, Alaska, Biden stood before American troops and claimed to have been at Ground Zero in New York City on September 12, the day after the attacks.
“Ground Zero, New York. I remember standing there the next day and looking at the building,” Biden blurted out. “I felt like I was looking through the gates of hell; it looked so devastated because of…where you could stand.”
But, as is the norm for Biden, every word of that blather was a lie.
In reality, though, Biden was in the U.S. Senate alongside his colleagues on September 12, 2001, and gave a ten-minute floor speech regarding the terrorist attacks. Biden’s first known visit to Ground Zero was on September 20, 2001, when he joined a delegation of senators on a tour of the attack’s aftermath.
“Some have said, yesterday and today, that all has changed for America,” Biden said during his floor speech in 2001. “I know what they mean by that … but I pray that is not true … the one thing we cannot allow to change are the values upon which this country is built, for if that were to occur, then they would be able to declare victory.”
Biden also voted that day, along with all other senators, to approve a resolution officially condemning the terrorist attacks. Other then-senators who gave speeches included Hillary Clinton, Rick Santorum, Arlen Specter, and Barbara Boxer, among others.
Biden lies with abandon about his life, and always to make himself the hero of the story with a long list of claims that he was in places he never was to show audiences how important he is in history.
As I wrote at Western Journal, just in Aug., he claimed he was there to watch a bridge collapse in Pittsburgh in 2022. But he wasn’t there.
I also noted he does this over and over again:
That wasn’t the only fake story Biden told about himself in Milwaukee on Tuesday.
During his visit, Biden also once again broke out in his false, and repeatedly debunked, story about an Amtrak conductor that he tells over and over again despite the fact that everyone knows it is a lie.
As X, formerly Twitter, user Greg Price noted, CNN also reported that Biden keeps telling this fake Amtrak story.
Biden once again tells the false story that an Amtrak conductor named Angelo Negri told him how many miles he traveled on the train, which never happened because the guy died before this conversation could have conceivably occurred.
Even outlets like CNN have pointed it out.… pic.twitter.com/pUguZSkl68
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) August 15, 2023
Biden pulls these stunts constantly.
During his State of the Union address early this year, for instance, he didn’t even get five minutes into his remarks before lying. Biden told Congress that the economy was “reeling” when he took office in 2021 and implied that it is in a better state now. Neither claim is true.
Biden lies about consequential issues all the time. In May, Biden claimed that “MAGA Republicans” were forcing the U.S. to default on its debts and added, “We have never, ever failed to pay our debt.” But Twitter community notes kicked in to point out that the U.S. had defaulted on its obligations several times in the past.
Also in May, Biden claimed he created the cooperative group of countries called “The Quad” to confront China in the South China Sea regions. But in truth, it was Trump who was in office when that group was originated.
Biden lies about things big and small, too, such as his easily checked claim that he was born in the same hospital in which his “grandpop” died. In actuality, his “grandpop” died in Baltimore and Joe was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
He has told whoppers like this for decades. For instance, for years he claimed that a drunk driver caused the accident that took the life of his first wife, Neilia Biden, back when he was a first-term U.S. senator in 1972. But this claim has never been true. There was never any finding by police that the man driving the car that hit Neilia’s car was drunk. Yet, Biden has told this drunk driver story for decades, infuriating the other driver’s family.
Then there was his false claim that he was a top student in college and that he had a string of college degrees, none of which was true. He claimed he was in the “top half” of his class in school. In reality he was 76th in a class of 85 students. This blatant lie along with several others uttered in 1987, helped lead to the collapse of his first campaign for president.
There are so many lies like that that it would take a hundred pages to track them all down. But it’s all just part of decades of untruths that have marked Joe Biden’s career in politics.
Joe Biden is a fabulist and liar.
And the media ignores it.