Biden continues to repeat factually improbable claim
President Biden He has repeatedly told a heartfelt story about his conversation with an Amtrak employee, even though the details of the story don’t add up.
Biden told a factually challenging Amtrak story Wednesday for the fourth time in his presidency.
Biden’s bizarre Amtrak story doesn’t progress
“About, uh, I think it was seven years into my tenure as vice president, and I always liked to take Amtrak home on Fridays,” Biden said while speaking in Scranton, Pennsylvania. “…and a lot of people on Amtrak became my family, not a joke.”
“Angelo was from Negri – you remember Ange?” he said. “Ange came to me one day when he had just announced that I had covered a million-something, x-number of miles on an Air Force plane.”
“And Ange comes in, and I’m getting in the car, and he goes, ‘Joey, baby! What are you?'” the President continued, clutching his cheek. “And I thought the Secret Service was going to shoot him.”
“I said, ‘No, no, no, he’s good! He’s good!'” Biden said. “true storry.”
The president’s “true story” sounds anything but — Granthshala News previously reported that the story doesn’t add up.
Negri’s obituary says he retired from Amtrak in 1993, while Biden was still a senator. Additionally, Biden’s office celebrated him by hitting 1 million miles on Air Force Two in 2015, and Negri died a year earlier.
Biden’s story about the story varies.
The president has previously claimed that this happened in the “fourth or fifth year” of his vice-president, while more recently it has been claimed that it happened in the seventh year of his term.
In another version of the story Joe Biden previously told, he was on his way back to visit his ailing mother when the conversation took place, even though his mother, Katherine Eugenia Finnegan, died in 2010.
The White House did not comment on the president’s recent claim.
Granthshala News’ Avi Fordham contributed reporting.
Houston Keene is a reporter for Granthshala News Digital. You can find him on Twitter at @HoustonKeene.