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President Biden stated final week that his house burned down along with his wife Jill Biden inside earlier than making an attempt to right himself, adding to a long list of private stories he’s embellished through the years.

Speaking on a New Hampshire bridge on Tuesday about his bipartisan infrastructure plan, Biden stated, “Without this bridge, as I said earlier, it’s a 10-mile detour just to get to the other side. 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.”

BIDEN REPEATS DEBUNKED AMTRAK STORY FOR FIFTH TIME DURING PRESIDENCY 

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 21: U.S. President Joe Biden walks to the West Wing from Marine One on the South Lawn off the White House on November 21, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 21: U.S. President Joe Biden walks to the West Wing from Marine One on the South Lawn off the White House on November 21, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)

Biden has recalled the story earlier than, saying in 2013 {that a} fireplace “destroyed a significant portion” of his New Hampshire dwelling.

However, a 2004 report from the Associated Press, archived by LexisNexis, stated lightning struck the Bidens’ dwelling and began a “small fire that was contained to the kitchen.” The report stated firefighters bought the blaze underneath management in 20 minutes and that they had been ready to hold the flames from spreading past the kitchen.

The president has a long historical past of exaggerating stories about himself. Most not too long ago, he recounted for the fifth time throughout his presidency a heartfelt but factually challenged story about an Amtrak worker throughout a speech in New Jersey. The worker Biden continuously mentions really died a 12 months earlier than the story was stated to have taken place.

US President Joe Biden greets attendees during the White House Thanksgiving turkey pardon in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC on November 19, 2021. (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)

US President Joe Biden greets attendees throughout the White House Thanksgiving turkey pardon in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC on November 19, 2021. (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP through Getty Images)

Last 12 months, Biden had to stroll again repeated claims that he was arrested in apartheid-era South Africa whereas making an attempt to go to Nelson Mandela. He later admitted that he was not arrested however “stopped” by authorities.

In 2019, Biden advised a crowd of faculty college students a harrowing story a few Navy captain in Afghanistan that was later debunked by The Washington Post.

In 2013, Biden stated he heard the gunshots of an Amish schoolhouse capturing that killed 5 college students whereas taking part in golf close by in Pennsylvania in 2006. The Washington Times poured cold water on the declare on the time, reporting that no golf course in the realm had any report of internet hosting Biden.

In 2008, Biden stated his helicopter in Afghanistan was “forced down” by Al Qaeda insurgents on “the superhighway of terror.” The Associated Press later reported {that a} snowstorm, not the enemy, compelled the pilot to land.

US President Joe Biden points before walking to the Oval office after getting off Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC on November 21, 2021. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)

US President Joe Biden factors earlier than strolling to the Oval workplace after getting off Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC on November 21, 2021. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP through Getty Images)

In 2007, Biden stated he had been “shot at” throughout a visit years earlier to Iraq. He later clarified that he was “near where a shot landed.”

Biden’s tall-tale telling got here to gentle throughout his first presidential marketing campaign in 1988, which he finally withdrew underneath the load of a number of plagiarism allegations. During that marketing campaign, he additionally falsely claimed that he attended legislation faculty on a full scholarship and graduated in the highest half of his class, which he later admitted was unfaithful. He additionally stated on the time that he “marched with tens of thousands” of individuals throughout the Civil Rights Movement, however that additionally turned out to be false.