Remember back when Biden told that bizarre story of how he stood up to Corn Pop the straight-razor-wielding “bad dude?”
The media had a field day with that one.
Because that was back when Biden was just one decrepit old white man running for President.
Not king and master of the Democrats as they see him now.
Watch Colbert destroy Biden in this clip about the Corn Pop story. Hard to believe that was only 2019.
Well, the other day, Joe told another of his bizarre tales at an event marking Amtrak’s 50th Anniversary. But somehow, only a couple of outlets thought about fact-checking it.
For context, here is the story Biden told. You might want to pop some corn for this one:
Cringy theatrics aside, was the story even true?
Well, according to Fox News, it had some major problems:
President Biden told a heartfelt story last week about an Amtrak conductor congratulating him for riding more than 1.5 million miles – but the details of the story don’t seem to add up.
“When I became vice president, one of the Capitol Hill newspapers estimated that I had taken more than 7,000 round trips on Amtrak over my career. I think that’s an exaggeration. I’m going to rely on those two conductors … one of them was a guy named Angelo Negri,” Biden said Friday at an event marking Amtrak’s 50th anniversary.
“There was an article, I guess my fourth or fifth year as vice president, saying Biden travels 1,300,000 miles on Air Force One [Two]. I used to – the Secret Service didn’t like it – but I used to like to take the train home. My mom was sick and I used to try to come home almost every weekend as vice president to see her. I got on the train and Angelo Negri came up and he goes, ‘Joey, baby,’ and he grabbed my cheek like he always did. I thought he was going to get shot. I’m serious. I said, ‘No, no, he’s a friend.’
“He said, ‘Joey, what’s the big deal? 1,300,000 miles on Air Force Two? Do you know how many miles you traveled on Amtrak?’ I said, ‘No, Angie, I don’t know.’ He gave me the calculation and he said you traveled 1,500,000 miles on Amtrak. The fact is, I’d probably take Angie’s word before I’d take the word of what the article said.”
Biden’s comments have flown under the media radar so far. However, a few elements of the story seemed out of place. Biden entered the fourth year of his term as vice president around 2013, and Negri’s obituary states he retired from Amtrak in 1993, while Biden was still a senator. Meanwhile, Biden’s mother, Catherine Eugenia Finnegan, died in 2010.
Ok, let’s get this straight. If this information is correct, then Joe was travelling to see his sick mom, who had been dead for three years. And the the conductor he had the conversation with had been retired for 20 years!
No wonder the Dems want to make Math racist. They’re so bad at it!
So either Joe can time-travel, is having conversations with the beyond, or, as I see it, this is just just a pants-on fire moment.
Here’s some reaction from Twitter:
Looks like "Cornpop Slayer" has been making his own history for 50 years…why not lie when lies are all you have?
— R Blaze (@RBlaze94772516) May 6, 2021
Joe Biden has been plagiarizing and lying his entire life. You know who plagiarizes and who lies(???)….people who DO NOT LIKE THEMSELVES…That’s who.
Joe Biden – there ain't much to like really.
Biden's bizarre Amtrak story doesn't add uphttps://t.co/rvWxMFj0qn
— Acaj – Another Conservative Avg Joe (@ajordan_bamadad) May 6, 2021
There is no way he was confused by 20 years. What purpose does it serve to tell such a story? Lies beget lies https://t.co/96Zbba5075
— Steven Dockery (@dockery_steve) May 5, 2021
According to the Daily Mail:
It is not the first time that Biden’s colorful anecdotes have drawn questions about their accuracy.
On the campaign trail last year, Biden told a tale about being arrested in South Africa while trying to visit Nelson Mandela in prison.
No contemporaneous or other supporting evidence ever emerged to support Biden’s extraordinary claim, and key figures he said were with him denied any knowledge of the events.
So why isn’t the media jumping all over this?
Sorry, stupid question.
They just don’t care. It’s Joe. He can do no wrong.
According to Fox News, it sounds like they don’t even plan to pretend on doing their job:
“I have learned my lesson,” Kessler tweeted. “‘Learned my lesson’ means who knows what the next four years will bring.”
The Post famously maintained a database of former President Donald Trump’s falsehoods during his entire term in office. Kessler called it a “wild ride.”
So Joe gets away with it. Again.
But that’s ok. People are not stupid.
And even if the media won’t report it … we can spot a lying, dog faced pony soldier when we see one.