Joe Biden has a story that he likes to tell about commuting on trains. The only problem is that it isn’t true.
Even CNN has said that the story isn’t true, but Biden tells it repeatedly.
This is contributing to the perception that Biden’s mind is going and he cannot distinguish between reality and imagined memories.
The New York Post reports:
‘Swear to God, true story,’ Biden says as he tells ‘false’ Amtrak story for 5th time
Biden told the tale — declared “false” by CNN — during a speech at the NJ Transit maintenance facility in Kearny, NJ, as he touted the $1.2 trillion Senate-passed bipartisan infrastructure bill that would boost funding for Amtrak.
“I apologize because some of you have heard this,” Biden said as he told the reliable laugh line.
“When I was vice president, I used to like to take the train home because my mom was very sick and dying. And I’d come home every weekend,” said Biden, whose mother died in 2010.
“I’m getting on one Friday and then one of the senior guys on Amtrak, Angelo Negri … walks up to me and he goes, ‘Joey baby!’ He grabs my cheek. And I thought the Secret Service was gonna blow his head off. I swear to God, true story.”
Biden continued: “I said, ‘What’s up, Ang?’ He said, ‘Joey. I read in a paper. I read in the paper, you traveled 1,000 — 1,200,000 miles on Air Force planes.’ Because they keep meticulous tabs of it.”…
Negri retired from Amtrak in 1993, meaning he didn’t work there when Biden was vice president from 2009 to 2017. He died in May 2014.
Even the Associated Press is calling Biden out over this.
President Biden likes to talk about a train conductor who congratulated him for traveling more miles on Amtrak than on Air Force Two as vice president. An #APFactCheck finds his story goes off the rails, with details that don’t add up. https://t.co/ncY2RgnNMG
— AP Fact Check (@APFactCheck) October 26, 2021
Biden is clearly confused. Maybe this is why “they” don’t want him to take questions.