CNN identifies multiple falsehoods in recent Biden speech

 August 18, 2023

For years, conservatives have complained that CNN and other mainstream media outlets are biased toward Democrats.

Yet in a surprising move, the cable network network put out a report debunking some of the claims made by President Joe Biden in a recent speech. 

The man in Biden's story died years before events could have taken place

The report concerned remarks that the president delivered in Milwaukee on Tuesday at an event celebrating the Inflation Reduction Act's first anniversary.

At one point in his address, Biden recounted an exchange he supposedly had with an Amtrak conductor named Angelo Negri six or seven years after becoming vice president.

Biden asserted that he was "getting on a train to go home and see my mom, who was sick and in hospice in my home" when Negri "comes up and goes, 'Joey, baby,' and grabs my cheek."

The president then said that Negri had calculated the total distance he had traveled on Amtrak in his 36 years of public service and found it amounted to 1,285,000 miles.

This is not the first time that Biden has recounted the story, as CNN noted how he also told it to an audience in 2021. However, research by the news outlet revealed that Negri died years before Biden assumed the vice presidency.

Their paternal grandfather did not die in the same hospital where Biden was born

At another point, the president declared that his paternal grandfather "died in the hospital I was born in six days before I was there, I mean before I was born."

In fact, Joseph Harry Biden passed away in Baltimore, Maryland and not Scranton Pennsylvania. What's more, his death came roughly a year before the president's birth.

CNN acknowledged that while Biden's maternal grandfather, Ambrose Joseph Finnegan, did indeed die at the same hospital where the president's mother gave birth, his passing did not come until Biden was 14 years old.

Meanwhile, the New York Post reported in April that Biden told attendees at North America's Building Trades Unions Legislative Conference died two weeks before he was born.

President claims to have watched the bridge collapse in Pittsburgh

The most bizarre moment of Biden's speech came when he claimed to have personally witnessed a bridge collapse in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania last year.

"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 insisted.

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