Biden Says He Awarded Uncle A Purple Heart—But His Story Isn't Possible

  

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Via:  texan1211  •  2 months ago  •  21 comments

By:   Nicholas Reimann (Forbes)

Biden Says He Awarded Uncle A Purple Heart—But His Story Isn't Possible
Biden claimed his father told him to award his uncle the Purple Heart after he was elected vice president in 2008—both both Biden's father and uncle died years earlier.

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Nicholas ReimannForbes Staff

President Joe Biden appeared to make a major gaffe Friday when he claimed that after being elected vice president in 2008, he awarded his uncle, Frank Biden, a Purple Heart for his service in World War II, but there are some major holes in his story--primarily the fact his uncle died almost a decade before the 2008 election.

Biden recounted the story at a town hall event on veterans benefits on Friday, saying his father—Joe Biden Sr.—encouraged him some time after the 2008 election to give the Purple Heart to Frank Biden for his service during the Battle of the Bulge, claiming he deserved the medal but had never been awarded it.

The president's father died in 2002; his uncle died in 1999.

Biden claimed his uncle told him, "I don't want the damn thing," when it was presented to him because many he served with did not survive the battle.

There doesn't appear to be any record of Biden giving his uncle the honor—the president hasn't mentioned the story in the past, there have been no news articles written about it and Frank Biden's name does not appear on a list of recipients held by the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor, though the list is incomplete.

The White House did not respond to a request for comment from Forbes.

Crucial Quote


"My dad—when I got elected vice president—he said, 'Joey, Uncle Frank fought in the Battle of the Bulge ... and he won the Purple Heart,'" Biden said.

Key Background


Biden made the comments while promoting the PACT Act, a bill he signed in August to expand healthcare benefits to veterans who became sick after exposure to toxic burn pits. The bill is one of several Biden has promoted to demonstrate the success of his administration, but this latest gaffe may serve as another worrying sign for Democrats leery of another Biden presidential run. Polls have repeatedly suggested many Democrats do not want Biden to run for reelection, such as a CNBC survey carried out late last month that found 57% of Democrats do not want him to run in 2024. The driving factor seems to be Biden's age—he is the first person 80 or older to ever serve as president. If he wins reelection and serves out two full terms, he will depart office at age 86.

Tangent


Biden has on multiple occasions incorrectly said his son, Beau, died in Iraq. Beau Biden died of brain cancer in the U.S. in 2015, but the president connects his son's death with exposure to toxic burn pits during his service in Iraq.

Further Reading


Biden Verbally Fumbles, Twice, During Campaign Trip in Florida (New York Times)

Senate Passes Bill Benefiting Veterans Exposed To Toxic Burn Pits (Forbes)

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Texan1211
Professor Principal
1  seeder  Texan1211    2 months ago

What is Joe Biden suffering from?

He seems disconnected with reality and his memory is playing some rather bizarre tricks on him.

 
 
 
Ronin2
Professor Quiet
1.1  Ronin2  replied to  Texan1211 @1    2 months ago

Perpetual lying disease. 

The media calls if "gaffes". Their PC way of not calling them what they are lies. 

Where is the media counter for the number of lies Brandon has spat out since he has been President- I am sure they rival Trump's easily.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
2  seeder  Texan1211    2 months ago

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Texan1211
Professor Principal
3  seeder  Texan1211    2 months ago

Joe wasn't pandering, was he?????

 
 
 
1stwarrior
Professor Guide
3.1  1stwarrior  replied to  Texan1211 @3    2 months ago

He's a Dem - what else do they do?

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
Professor Expert
4  Sean Treacy    2 months ago

He constantly  makes things up and, like many  neurotically insecure people, makes himself a character in events he played no role.  It's not like a symptom of his dementia either. The "son of a coal miner" has been doing it his entire life.

He lies and lies and his supporters just pretend it doesn't happen. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
4.1  seeder  Texan1211  replied to  Sean Treacy @4    2 months ago
He lies and lies and his supporters just pretend it doesn't happen. 

Gee, and I remember not too long ago when every word out of a President's mouth was analyzed and fact checked and declared a lie if it was not 100% truthful.

Funny thing is, the folks doing that have fallen strangely silent about Joe.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
4.2  devangelical  replied to  Sean Treacy @4    2 months ago
He lies and lies and his supporters just pretend it doesn't happen.

oh, the irony...

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
4.2.1  seeder  Texan1211  replied to  devangelical @4.2    2 months ago
oh, the irony...

It is ironic that so many Biden sycophants cover for him?

 
 
 
Ronin2
Professor Quiet
4.2.2  Ronin2  replied to  devangelical @4.2    2 months ago

Yes, the irony of MSM and leftist media not denouncing Brandon for every lie that drops out of his mouth. If his lips are moving he is lying.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
Professor Quiet
5  Ed-NavDoc    2 months ago

Cue the liberals and "But Truuummmppp!" any minute now....

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
5.1  seeder  Texan1211  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @5    2 months ago

Most of them will avoid this article like the plague because they don't want to admit the truth about Biden.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
Professor Expert
6  Sean Treacy    2 months ago

If this happened three years ago, there'd be multiple facts checks and the media would obsess about it for days.  

But it's Biden, so the media just accepts being lied to and asks for more.  No different than what delusional monarchs do to their subjects.  He's literally telling preposterous lies that everyone listening  knows are lies, knowing his subjects can't contradict him.  

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
7  seeder  Texan1211    2 months ago
"My dad—when I got elected vice president—he said, 'Joey, Uncle Frank fought in the Battle of the Bulge ... and he won the Purple Heart,'" Biden said.

I would love the resident geniuses to explain how a deceased man told Joe anything while he was Vice-President, or how his deceased uncle refused the award that miraculously had already been bestowed on him according to Joe's father.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
Professor Quiet
7.1  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Texan1211 @7    2 months ago

If you get anything at all, it will be that Biden was misunderstood or that he misstated, or was misquoted. Anything rather than admit that Joe screwed the pooch once again!

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
8  seeder  Texan1211    2 months ago

And the beat goes on with Joe.

Here he is again:

 
 
 
dennissmith
Freshman Silent
9  dennissmith    2 months ago

Cabbage head is not able to walk and talk at the same time. Multitasking is an Biden oxymoron 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
10  Vic Eldred    2 months ago

And while Biden the puppet fumbles and stammers, his hapless press secretary, Karine Jean-Pierre is left holding the bag. It was esay at first because, as we all know, most of the press corps is leftist and really doesn't want to ask any real questions when it comes to their beloved doddering fool. For a while it was only Fox's Peter Doocy who would ask the tough questions. Now out of the continent of Africa a star has risen. The thorn in the side of Biden's mouth piece is simply known as "Simon."


 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
11  seeder  Texan1211    2 months ago

And now Joe Biden is on record as lying about gay people getting kicked out of restaurants.

Is there anything he can't twist and screw up?

How long will his sycophants lap his lies up?

 
 
 
dennissmith
Freshman Silent
11.1  dennissmith  replied to  Texan1211 @11    2 months ago

As long as they can breathe is a good bet.

 
 
 
magicschoolbusdropout
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12  magicschoolbusdropout    2 months ago

According to some here on NT.... Joe just "Waffles"......but can not LIE !

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