Biden refers to 2004 kitchen fire as house burning down ‘with my wife in it’

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President Biden is once more being accused of exaggerating his previous, this time for saying that his Delaware residence as soon as burned down with the primary woman inside — whereas native officers have stated it was only a small kitchen fire.

The commander-in-chief raised the 2004 blaze final week throughout remarks at a rusty New Hampshire bridge selling his just-enacted infrastructure plan.

“What happens if the bridge collapses and there’s a fire on the other side?” stated Biden, elevating the specter of emergency response delays. “It’s going to takes 10 miles longer to get to the fire. People can die. I mean, this is real. This is real stuff.”

Joe and Dr. Jill Biden.
President Biden claimed he as soon as had “a house burn down with my wife in it — she got out safely.”
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Later in his remarks, the president added: “And I know, having had a house burn down with my wife in it — she got out safely, God willing — that having a significant portion of it burn, I can tell: 10 minutes makes a hell of a difference.”

The line about “having a significant portion of it burn” matches what Biden stated in a 2013 speech in which he thanked firefighters and EMTs who “got my wife out” from the fire sparked by lightning.

“In addition to my wife, you got my second-best love out of the house: my ‘67 Corvette,” he stated, according to a contemporary Politico report. “When I say I owe you, I mean I owe you.”

President Biden's Rehoboth, Delaware, home.
Local officers have stated the Biden residence blaze was only a small kitchen fire.
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However, on the time of the 2004 blaze, fire officers told the Associated Press that the lightning strike merely brought about a small fire that was contained to the kitchen.

“Luckily, we got it pretty early,” Cranston Heights Fire Company Chief George Lamborn advised the wire service, noting there have been no accidents from the blaze.

The discrepancy was picked up by Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler, who tweeted out the 2004 AP report after Biden spoke Tuesday.

Kessler and his ilk have been saved busy by Biden, who has been accused of lying about his past for decades.

Most not too long ago, the president has repeatedly advised a made-up story to illustrate his love of prepare journey on Amtrak and his closeness with a former conductor named Angelo Negri. Details of Biden’s story fluctuate in the telling, however the story is at all times set throughout his time as vice chairman — by which level Negri was lengthy retired.

The White House additionally not too long ago admitted that the president didn’t go to the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh after the homicide of 11 congregants — regardless of claiming in any other case.

Over the summer time, Biden was mocked for claiming he used to drive an 18-wheeler truck when he had solely ever been a passenger in one, and that he “got started out of a HBCU, Delaware State,” which the traditionally black faculty denied.

Joe Biden.
President Biden has come beneath fire for mendacity about driving an 18-wheeler and about his relationship with an Amtrak conductor.
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Joe just can’t. Stop. Lying,” a social media consumer tweeted, saying the fire story joined a “long list of embellished stories.”

Others joked that they have been stunned that the president hadn’t twisted the reality to make himself the hero.

“The only thing missing was Joe fetching a bucket of water to put it out,” tweeted former Edgartown, Mass., Police Chief Paul Condlin.

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