The fact that Joe Biden lies whenever he feels up to telling one of his noted stories is common knowledge.
Like that one about the Amtrak conductor he had a conversation with, long after the conductor was gone from Amtrak. Or his house erupting in flames. Or his meeting with Nelson Mandela.
But now even the Washington Post has taken note of his falsehoods, with a “Four Pinocchios” for Biden’s wild claim that he was “arrested” during a civil rights event.
According to Fox News, the “honor” went to Biden “over his false claim this week that he was ‘arrested’ for the first time as a teenager while attending a civil rights protest in Delaware.”
The Post’s Glenn Kessler explained, “Biden claims yet another arrest for which there’s little evidence.”
He wrote Biden, ahem, is “not always a reliable source.”
Exaggerations? Whatever. It appears his claim doesn’t “add up.”
“I did not walk in the shoes of generations of students who walked these grounds. But I walked other grounds. Because I’m so damn old, I was there as well. You think I’m kidding, man. It seems like yesterday the first time I got arrested,” Biden intoned this week in Atlanta.
Kessler suggested Biden was “referencing a story he told on a number of occasions about a conversation he had with his mother in 2008 when deciding whether he should accept former President Obama’s offer to become his running mate,” the report said.
Fox reported, “In the story, Biden’s mother reminded him of when he was a teenager and went to support a black family who purchased a home in a town not far from where the Biden’s lived amid a protest against the family moving in. Kessler noted that Biden told the story with several variations over time, with some referencing him getting ‘arrested’ by the police, and others saying they brought him home to his parents to keep him from getting in trouble.”
Kessler found, “The primary source for this story is Biden — and we’ve learned over the years that he is not always a reliable source. He appears to be citing his mother to enhance his civil rights credentials — which we have noted he has exaggerated before — but too many elements do not add up to give this ‘arrest’ more credibility than his previous claims of getting in trouble with the law.”
In 2020, Biden was “forced” to admit that he made up a tale “of once getting arrested while trying to see Nelson Mandela in South Africa.”
Fact Checker: Biden claims yet another arrest for which there’s little evidence https://t.co/tAFsyevN0i
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) January 13, 2022
But those incidents are far from all that contribute to Biden’s reputation.
WND reported Biden’s ability to – and apparent decision to – lie directly to the American public has been in display again and again.
Fox News reported on the time Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley and head of U.S. Central Command Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie confirmed they recommended the U.S. should maintain a presence of at least 2,500 troops in Afghanistan.
The problem is that Biden told former Bill Clinton operative George Stephanopoulos on ABC something different.
Stephanopoulos said, regarding Biden’s decision to pull all U.S. troops out of Afghanistan, leaving behind a collapsing government to be overcome by the terrorist Taliban, Americans behind enemy lines, and more than $80 billion in American war machinery in the hands of the terrorists, “So no one told — your military advisors did not tell you, ‘No, we should just keep 2,500 troops. It’s been a stable situation for the last several years. We can do that. We can continue to do that’?”
Political Editor John Daniel Davidson said it is a warning but lies share a lot of information with Americans.
“What we can conclude from this pattern of deception is simply that Biden does not feel the need to give straight answers about any decision he makes or policy he enacts,” he wrote online at that time. “He will not be honest about what his advisers tell him or about what he intends to do on any given issue.”
He continued, “Above all, Biden has made it clear, through an unrelenting fusillade of lies, that he does not consider himself to be the least bit accountable to the American people, does not think ordinary rules and norms apply to his administration, and does not think he owes anyone an honest word about anything that happens on his watch.
“He has decided, that is, to govern by lies. The least we can do, at this point, is be honest about that.”
He pointed out at the time that “hardly a day passes anymore” that Biden or members of his administration “do not stand before the American people and lie through their teeth.”
He pointed to the statements about troops in Afghanistan.
“The generals’ testimony flatly contradicts Biden’s claim in an August 19 interview with George Stephanopoulos of ABC News that none of his military advisors told him to keep 2,500 troops in Afghanistan, or ever warned him that withdrawing those troops would trigger the collapse of the Afghan military and government,” he said.
The obvious fact is either Biden was lying, or “he simply cannot remember what his top military advisers told him about one of the most important decisions of his presidency,” Davidson wrote.
He acknowledged Biden is “slipping in his old age,” and in fact, Biden is well-known for making verbal gaffes and blunders, forgetting what he wanted to say and simply letting a sentence trail off unfinished and worse.
“But the most straightforward explanation here is that he was deliberately lying to Stephanopoulos about what his generals advised,” Davidson wrote.
He also raised the issue of Biden’s statements “that mounted Border Patrol agents in Del Rio, Texas, were ‘running over’ Haitians migrants and ‘strapping’ or whipping them with their reins, a false claim that was repeated over and over by the press and administration officials after photos of a horse patrol confronting illegal immigrants appeared on social media.”
He explained that the concept was revealed as fiction even before Biden threatened Border Patrol agents “will pay.”
“The photographer who took the viral photos later confirmed he never saw the mounted Border Patrol agents strike anyone, and subsequent video footage of the incident should have settled the matter definitively. Instead of slandering and threatening the agents, the president should have come out and apologized to them profusely,” Davidson said.
Biden on the lie that border patrol were using whips on illegal immigrants at the border:
"To see people treated like they did? Horses running them over? People being strapped? It's outrageous. I promise you, those people will pay." pic.twitter.com/Jx79KoYTy9
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) September 24, 2021
Sorting through my footage from the border. I was in the river during the viral incident between a Haitian migrant and mounted CBP agent. It's shaky – but here's what I captured. pic.twitter.com/fnvxSU83tO
— Sarah Blake Morgan (@StorytellerSBM) September 24, 2021
He warned, “Biden appears to be incapable of not lying all the time, even when his abject dishonesty is an insult to the intelligence of every American. It is simply pervasive.”
He cited other lies including “idiotic” one from Biden that his $3.5 trillion climate change and welfare bill would actually cost zero dollars.