Liberal fact checker admits Biden is known "to exaggerate or embellish tales about his life"

September 1, 2023

Conservatives have long complained that President Joe Biden has a history of making comments that are bizarre or nonsensical.

However, a recent article by Washington Post fact checker Glenn Kessler suggests that even some of Biden's hitherto loyal allies are beginning to mutiny. 

President known "to exaggerate or embellish tales about his life"

"Biden’s propensity to exaggerate or embellish tales about his life led to doubts about his truthfulness," Kessler acknowledged.

As an example of that, he pointed to remarks the president gave following the devastating wildfires in Maui whose full death toll remains unknown.

"I don't want to compare difficulties, but we have a little sense Jill and I, what it's like to lose a home… It was a Sunday and lightning struck at home on a little lake," Biden declared before adding, "And make a long story short, almost lost my wife, my 67 Corvette and my cat."

Yet as Kessler pointed out, "Contemporary news reports on the house fire do not match his telling of it, fanning criticism that he had lied to a vulnerable audience."

Biden claimed to have been arrested while trying to visit Nelson Mandela

What's more, the fact checker noted that this is far from being the first time Biden has told the tale, as he has also done so "at least six times as president."

Kessler also recalled how during the 2020 campaign Biden insisted that he was arrested while trying to visit Nelson Mandela in apartheid South Africa.

"When we determined that was false, he amended his statement to say he was “stopped” at the airport while traveling with a congressional delegation — though others on the delegation said that did not happen," Kessler wrote.

President said he witnessed bridge collapse last year

Another example which Kessler did not mention came just two weeks ago when the president 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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