Joe Biden under scrutiny for war story told on campaign trail l ABC News



The Washington Post found he conflated several events when telling a popular tale about how he traveled to Afghanistan to pin a Silver Star on a young Navy captain. READ MORE: https://abcn.ws/32eSNAM

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  1. How can Americans vote for a politician who want to bring back the
    Muslim President Obama into US lives and make him into a Supreme Court
    Justice? Isn't enough that they fooled the Catholic Chief Justice John
    Roberts into making him swear-in the first Sunni Muslim Black President
    Obama on the Islamic Quran? What an abomination these two Catholics
    wrought upon the American people and their way of life? What a horror
    that the Democratic Party can never erase. And to have a Kenyan born
    (admittedly) President Obama who raped the First Lady Melania Trump five
    times and gave her AIDS and he expects that he is going to get away
    with and his FBI Director Jams Comey who assist him an rape Melania once
    also get away with it? Vi Alexander

  2. How can Americans vote for a politician who want to bring back the
    Muslim President Obama into US lives and make him into a Supreme Court
    Justice? Isn't enough that they fooled the Catholic Chief Justice John
    Roberts into making him swear-in the first Sunni Muslim Black President
    Obama on the Islamic Quran? What an abomination these two Catholics
    wrought upon the American people and their way of life? What a horror
    that the Democratic Party can never erase. And to have a Kenyan born
    (admittedly) President Obama who raped the First Lady Melania Trump five
    times and gave her AIDS and he expects that he is going to get away
    with and his FBI Director Jams Comey who assist him an rape Melania once
    also get away with it? Vi Alexander

  3. Hillary will be drafted at convention
    Mi and Pn must be flipped NH is going red Bernie Warren can't flip either Hillary got within 1,25 to 1,45% she will be the candidate FL trading render TX won't flip till 2028

  4. Gee, ABC AKA, All BS Content, doesn't seem to have a problem when Biden is full of 💩, but if someone on the right says something wrong or is misquoted all hell breaks loose! FN Hippocrates!👿💩

  5. News reporter, The guy pictured was not Navy, they do not have specialist ranks in the Navy and the guy was a SP4 in the army, get your report right.
    And Biden is a typical liar

  6. like you were in the service- MR.1y- hahahah and people bash Trump for lying? Joe didn't you get the freedom medal from Obama?

  7. So, Joe Biden made a composite story of events that happened to several soldiers during war. It seems to me that Mr. Biden got the details correct and in doing so he has called forth the remembrance of many acts of valor committed by the finest America has to offer. Maybe I like Joe Biden just a little more today than yesterday. Possibly there is more going on in his head than self aggrandisement. I think Joe just got the better of several media dogs and made them bark to his own special tune. Isn't politics the art of getting people to act against their own selfish interests? Didn't Mr. Biden just demonstrate an extremely adept ability to get the media to say what he wants them to say about whom he wants them to say it when he wants it said? Happy Labor Day Joe. Well done. Well said.

  8. Some people when they have become the center of attention and then loos this are no different than a drug addict or alcoholic ..They will do and say just about anything to stay in the limelight

  9. GUARDIANS OF THE IMMIGRANTS AND SOCIALISM RALLY!!!! JOE NEEDS ASSISTANCE. LAST KNOWN LOCATION VEER VERY HARD LEFT TOWARDS JUPITER…. PELOSI… THE MIGHTY SQUAT.. CAN YOU REACH HIM?

  10. In the space of three minutes, Biden got the time period, the location, the heroic act, the type of medal, the military branch and the rank of the recipient wrong, as well as his own role in the ceremony.

  11. Biden's story about saving a bus full of pregnant Black lesbian librarians from a runaway burning gas tanker is equally compelling. I just wish he'd also tell that one more often.

  12. 'Truth over fact', Joe Biden's campaign slogan. He can sell TOF handkerchiefs, sob sob, so touching…sob.

  13. "If the 2020 presidential election were held today, 54 percent of registered voters say that they would vote for former Vice President Joe Biden, while only 38 percent would vote for President Trump. Matchups against other top Democrats show:
    Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders topping Trump 53 – 39 percent;
    Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren ahead of Trump 52 – 40 percent;
    California Sen. Kamala Harris beating Trump 51 – 40 percent;
    South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg leading with 49 percent to Trump's 40 percent.".
    https://poll.qu.edu/national/release-detail?ReleaseID=3638

  14. Biden’s Phony War Story 30 August 2019
    https://moonbattery.com/bidens-phony-war-story/
    Looking at the bumper crop of Democrat presidential candidates, you might doubt
    that any qualifications are required at all. There is at least one: the
    willingness to cast off any semblance of shame. Joe Biden demonstrates
    with a phony war story that he keeps repeating on the campaign trail.

    Via Washington Free Beacon:
    https://freebeacon.com/politics/wapo-investigation-finds-almost-every-detail-of-biden-war-story-false/

    At a Friday 23 August 2019 New Hampshire rally, Biden told the crowd
    that as vice president he had once been asked to travel to the
    dangerous Kunar province in Afghanistan to pin the Silver Star on a war
    hero who had rappelled down a steep wall to retrieve the body of a
    fallen comrade. Biden said he ignored others who warned him not to go.
    “We can lose a vice president,” he remembered saying. “We can’t lose
    many more of these kids.”

    In Biden’s telling, as he pinned
    the medal to the hero’s chest, the tearful Navy captain told Biden that
    he didn’t deserve the medal because he hadn’t saved his friend in time.
    “This is the God’s truth,” he told the audience. “My word as a Biden.”

    That last sentence is the giveaway that Biden is pulling our leg every time
    he tells this tale, as he does often, lingering over fictitious details
    to wring out maximum pathos.

    Not even the Washington Post could fail to see through the phoniness:
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/as-he-campaigns-for-president-joe-biden-tells-a-moving-but-false-war-story/2019/08/29/b5159676-c9aa-11e9-a1fe-ca46e8d573c0_story.html?noredirect=on

    Biden visited Konar province in 2008 as a U.S. senator, not as vice
    president. The service member who performed the celebrated rescue that
    Biden described was a 20-year-old Army specialist, not a much older Navy
    captain. And that soldier, Kyle J. White, never had a Silver Star, or
    any other medal, pinned on him by Biden.

    White did get a Medal of Honor placed around his neck by Obama 6 years later.

    WaPo sums up:

    Biden got the time period, the location, the heroic act, the type of
    medal, the military branch and the rank of the recipient wrong, as well
    as his own role in the ceremony.

    The tale Biden uses to tug on
    heartstrings is apparently a fictionalized amalgamation of several
    actual events. It has been evolving for years, as Biden implements
    variations for improved effect. He has even told two different versions
    of the story within a single speech.

    We could be generous, and
    attribute his exploitative fabrications to a declining mental state. Or
    we could conclude that Biden leads the current Democrat pack because, as
    Lily Tomlin might say, no matter how cynical you become, it’s never
    enough to keep up with Joe Biden.

  15. Biden’s Phony War Story 30 August 2019
    https://moonbattery.com/bidens-phony-war-story/
    Looking at the bumper crop of Democrat presidential candidates, you might doubt
    that any qualifications are required at all. There is at least one: the
    willingness to cast off any semblance of shame. Joe Biden demonstrates
    with a phony war story that he keeps repeating on the campaign trail.

    Via Washington Free Beacon:
    https://freebeacon.com/politics/wapo-investigation-finds-almost-every-detail-of-biden-war-story-false/

    At a Friday 23 August 2019 New Hampshire rally, Biden told the crowd
    that as vice president he had once been asked to travel to the
    dangerous Kunar province in Afghanistan to pin the Silver Star on a war
    hero who had rappelled down a steep wall to retrieve the body of a
    fallen comrade. Biden said he ignored others who warned him not to go.
    “We can lose a vice president,” he remembered saying. “We can’t lose
    many more of these kids.”

    In Biden’s telling, as he pinned
    the medal to the hero’s chest, the tearful Navy captain told Biden that
    he didn’t deserve the medal because he hadn’t saved his friend in time.
    “This is the God’s truth,” he told the audience. “My word as a Biden.”

    That last sentence is the giveaway that Biden is pulling our leg every time
    he tells this tale, as he does often, lingering over fictitious details
    to wring out maximum pathos.

    Not even the Washington Post could fail to see through the phoniness:
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/as-he-campaigns-for-president-joe-biden-tells-a-moving-but-false-war-story/2019/08/29/b5159676-c9aa-11e9-a1fe-ca46e8d573c0_story.html?noredirect=on

    Biden visited Konar province in 2008 as a U.S. senator, not as vice
    president. The service member who performed the celebrated rescue that
    Biden described was a 20-year-old Army specialist, not a much older Navy
    captain. And that soldier, Kyle J. White, never had a Silver Star, or
    any other medal, pinned on him by Biden.

    White did get a Medal of Honor placed around his neck by Obama 6 years later.

    WaPo sums up:

    Biden got the time period, the location, the heroic act, the type of
    medal, the military branch and the rank of the recipient wrong, as well
    as his own role in the ceremony.

    The tale Biden uses to tug on
    heartstrings is apparently a fictionalized amalgamation of several
    actual events. It has been evolving for years, as Biden implements
    variations for improved effect. He has even told two different versions
    of the story within a single speech.

    We could be generous, and
    attribute his exploitative fabrications to a declining mental state. Or
    we could conclude that Biden leads the current Democrat pack because, as
    Lily Tomlin might say, no matter how cynical you become, it’s never
    enough to keep up with Joe Biden.

  16. Well joe was at the absolute top of his class! (If you don’t know what I’m referring to do a search.) Biden has never had any problem lying though his teeth – and it was no “mix-up” of details…..

  17. This "Praising the Military" is the brightest example of Monkey-Thought. A kid out of high school has no prospects, and signs up. He gets both legs blown off in Iraq and he's a war hero? Fighting for freedom? Who was trying to take my freedom from me in Iraq? The poor sap was fighting for wealthy people's oil and for Israel. Sure, for about a year, he will get the royal treatment. Then less and less glory until he ends up just a no-legged person that shits into a colonoscopy bag that nobody wants to be around. Usually they shoot themselves. And that's GLORY? Valor? He may have killed innocent people in Iraq for just living there. And today, 77% of retiring generals go onto Wall Street company boards and get salaries as pay backs for maintaining the pro-war stance. While the legless vet sits on the sidewalk in the rain, the retired General that never left the pentagon gets a salary of $400,000 like General Benedict Patreus.

  18. I see Trump getting another term. You'd think Bidens mistakes are lesser that Mr Trumps sins. Question whether Biden is a statesman, who could carry the burden of office. Nothing positive is coming from the States. Nothing but bickering and snide bitchiness. Grow up.

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