Joe Biden is well known for telling ridiculous lies, they are just ignored or downplayed by the MSM. But he managed to outdo himself, if that is even possible, with his rant about Amtrack. If Trump had done that the MSM would have had a complete meltdown. They will barely report on this, if at all.
Here is what Biden said:
When I became Vice President, one of the Capitol Hill newspapers estimated that I had taken more than 7,000 round trips in Amtrak over my career. I think that’s an exaggeration. I’m going to rely on those two conductors that, Mr. Weaver will remember. One of them was a guy named Angelo Negri. Angelo, there was an article I guess my fourth or fifth year as vice president, saying, “Biden travels 1,300,000 miles on Air Force One.” The Secret Service didn’t like it, but I used to like to take the train home. My mom was sick and I’d try to come home almost every weekend as vice-president to see her. I was getting on the train and Angelo Negri came up and he goes, “Joey, baby.” He grabbed my cheek and started to squeeze it like he always did.
He said, “Joey, what’s the big deal? A 1,200,000, 300,000 miles on Air Force Two. You know how many miles you’ve traveled on Amtrak?”
He gave me the calculation and he said, “You traveled 1,515,000 miles on Amtrak.” The fact is I’d probably take Angelo’s word before I took the word of what the article said. But the point is, in the process, as Conductor Weaver will tell you, Amtrak became my family. I literally, literally every single day that I was in the United States Senate got either the 7:28, it became the 7:32 and, or and got home on, if I got lucky I got the Metro, the last one left at 6:00 or I got the 7:30 coming home. You get to know everybody. You get to know the folks.
Here are the inconvenient facts. In 2013, Joe Biden was in his fourth year as VP. However, Angelo Negri had retired from Amtrack 20 years earlier, in 1993. He died in 2010. That was over 20 years prior to Biden traveling 2 million miles on Air Force 2. Joe’s mother, Catherine Eugenia Finnegan died in 2010. So clearly Joe was not exactly traveling home almost every weekend to see her unless it was to visit her grave.
So, unless Joe talks regularly to dead people, neither Negri nor Joe’s mother were available in 2013. By the way, Joe celebrated traveling over one million miles on Air Force 2 in 2015, so he was wrong about that too.
Now this is just plain silly, but typical for Joe Biden. He has lied and exaggerated almost everything about his personal history. The real issue here is that the MSM simply does not care. It should be more concerning that Biden is proposing another union wage high speed rail plan destined for disaster. They have been trying, and failing, to build high speed rail in California for years. Each year the cost goes up. They are building like mad and bragging about it, but we are years away from seeing any actual trains. When done, it will go from Madera to Bakersfield. That is 124 miles. Currently you can drive that in a little less than 2 hours. Have you ever been to Madera? What do you remember? This train will apparently also stop in Visalia before ending up in Bakersfield. Originally this was going to connect San Francisco and Sacramento to downtown LA. That turned out to be impossible, but a great idea can never be discouraged just because it is impossible, so they are still building, building, building away.
If Joe’s plan is successful, we will see similar projects allowing Amtrack to travel from Florida to Tampa and to fix that tunnel in New York Now!
“Ya know, if you think about it…when I was Vice President with Barack, he allowed me to put together a budget for Amtrak and it had money for a high speed rail at 200 MPH — from, from uh, uh Charlotte, one, another line going from…in Florida, down to Tampa, another line — if we had moved…we’d have that tunnel fixed in New York now!”
If you notice, Joe claim he was responsible for getting this done while VP. Obviously, nothing was done.
If this does not make sense to you, it is probably because you read and understand English. But if the MSM even attempted to report honestly on this, it would expose Biden as a hopeless liar. If they actually reported on what he said, it would expose his dementia. Instead, they are focused on his “Rooseveltian” State of the Union address. If anyone read or listened to that speech it was obvious that even when reading from a TelePrompter, Joe lies all the time.
Donald Trump has said the big lie is the myth that Joe Biden won the 2020 election. He is right that the MSM continues to lie about that, but the real Whopper is that Joe Biden is remotely capable of being President of the United States.