Biden Once Again Falsely Claims His Home Received Significant Damage After Fire
(TheRedWire.com) – History has documented President Joe Biden stretching the truth a time or two over his illustrious 50-year career as an elected official. On Monday, October 3, the president visited Puerto Rico as the island worked to recover from Hurricane Fiona. He seemingly tried to relate to his audience by stretching the truth, claiming he was “sort of raised in the Puerto Rican community at home, politically.” On Wednesday, he did it again while visiting Fort Myers, Florida, to survey damage caused by Hurricane Ian.
Biden tried to relate personally as he talked to those who lost much from the powerful category-four hurricane. So, he told an inspiring story of losing a significant portion of his home due to a lightning strike. Yet, the account isn’t accurate. In 2004, lightning did strike his home. Yet, his wife, Jill, only reported a small fire in the kitchen, which they brought under control in 20 minutes.
Joe Biden claimed today that he lost "an awful lot" of his home in a fire from a lightning strike 15 years ago.
According to a report from the time, the lighting strike caused "a small fire contained to the kitchen" that "was under control in 20 minutes." https://t.co/l5l9eJ7MK3 pic.twitter.com/8yxvkUABPa
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) October 5, 2022
In January, Biden shared a similar story with Colorado wildfire victims. In November 2021, the president tried to pass the same tale off in Woodstock, New Hampshire. The difference during that telling was that it sounded more dangerous. He said his wife got out of the house safely before they lost a significant portion of the house. Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler tweeted that the president’s account wasn’t accurate.
Biden today: We "had a house burn down with my wife in it. She got out safely."
2004 AP news report: "A small fire that was contained to the kitchen….Jill reported the fire…The fire was under control in 20 minutes.'' https://t.co/2VcAebg9r5
— Glenn Kessler (@GlennKesslerWP) November 16, 2021
So, will there be another embellishment or false claim?
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