During a meeting with European Union leaders Friday, President Joe Biden recounted another family tale that had previously been scrutinized for its inaccuracy. Biden spoke about his uncle, whom he claimed was a recipient of the Purple Heart for his service during the Battle of the Bulge.
“By the way, I told you about my uncle who won the Purple Heart, the Battle of the Bulge,” Biden told EU members on Friday. “My father came to me after I was a senator, and he said… ‘you know, Uncle Frank never got his Purple Heart. I think you could find out about that.'”
However, this isn’t the first time Biden has shared this narrative, and each recounting has inconsistencies. The Republican National Committee (RNC) Research account pointed out on Twitter that in previous versions of the story, Biden stated he was vice president, not a senator, when this interaction supposedly took place.
A video from December 2022 also shows Biden claiming that after his election as Vice President, he presented his Uncle Frank with a Purple Heart for his service at the Battle of the Bulge. However, records don’t support this claim, especially considering Biden’s uncle passed away in 1999, and Biden wasn’t elected as Vice President until 2008.
WHY are Biden's lies simply brushed off as trivial; when deception is a disqualifying factor, for anyone applying for security clearance in Biden's own government.
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Liar In Chief, Brandon.
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Old Pinocchio is at it again
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