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Joe Biden Repeats False War Story at Town Hall with Veterans

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on December 17, 2022

💭 ሁሌ ግራ የተጋባው የአሜሪካ ፕሬዚደንት ጆ ባይደን የተምታታና የውሸት ጦርነት ታሪክን ለ አሜሪካ አርበኞች በድጋሚ ተረከ

  • ☆ President Joe Biden, 16 December 2022
  • ☆ Candidate Joe Biden 2020

President Joe Biden repeated a false war story on Friday during a visit with veterans in Delaware.

Speaking with veterans at a town hall, Biden told a story of when he was in Iraq as Vice President and he was asked to pin a Silver Star on a service member for rescuing a comrade that had fallen 150 feet.

“This young man climbed down the hill, put a guy on his shoulder, and brought him back up and was shot at on the way up,” Biden explained. “And he got there and I went to present it to him, too.”

The president continued by recounting the story of the soldier telling him that he did not want the medal because his friend had died.

But the president got his facts wrong.

The event took place in Afghanistan, not Iraq. The medal Biden presented was a Bronze star, not a Silver Star. The award for the soldier was for the heroic act of going into a burning vehicle to save one of his friends, not for repelling into a ravine carrying his comrade 150 feet up a hill under gunfire.

This is not the first time that Biden has been called out for getting the story about a soldier he met horribly wrong.

He delivered different versions of the story throughout the 2020 presidential primaries but as the Washington Post detailed, Biden appeared to be jumbling three different stories into one, making his more dramatic.

“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,” the Post reported.

Politifact also rated Biden’s story during the campaign as “Mostly False.”

“The emotional element of a soldier who feels his medal is unwarranted is accurate. But Biden embellished the tale with details to give the story an unimpeachable ring of truth, and the facts don’t back that up,” they wrote.

The only thing true about the story was that Biden awarded a Bronze Star to Staff Sgt. Jeremiah Workman at Forward Operating Base Airborne in Wardak Province, Afghanistan, on Jan. 11, 2011.

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President Joe Biden Confuses Cambodia with Colombia | ፕሬዝዳንት ጆ ባይደን ካምቦዲያን ከኮሎምቢያ ጋር ግራ አጋቧት

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on November 13, 2022

💭 Biden Mixes Up His Countries And Continents Again on Trip to Regional Summit

Colombia is apparently “top of mind” for President Joe Biden, who seemed to confuse the South America nation with Cambodia while traveling to Phnom Penh for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit and again Saturday while thanking Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen for his leadership as chair.

“Now that we’re back together here in Cambodia, I look forward to building even stronger progress than we’ve already made, and I want to thank the Prime Minister of Colombia for his leadership as ASEAN chair and for hosting all of us,” Biden declared as he opened the summit, according to Reuters.

Biden similarly referred to Cambodia as the South American nation when talking with reporters before departing for the ASEAN summit announcing that he was “heading over to Colombia” before correcting himself, reported Fox News.

Geographic gaffes aren’t just reserved for Joe Biden, though. Vice President Kamala Harris made headlines in September when she stated that the United States had a “strong and enduring alliance” with the Republic of North Korea.

Biden’s latest gaffe is just one in a long series of such mistakes he has made as president, including an awkward moment in September when he tried to acknowledge deceased Republican Indiana Rep. Jackie Walorski at a White House conference.

The New York Times reported that 64 percent of Americans believed that Joe Biden was showing, through these public appearance gaffes, that he was “too old to be president.” Despite this, Biden who will turn 80 this month, stated Wednesday that he intends to run for re-election in 2024, according to Reuters.

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President Joe Biden Disoriented Again! | ፕሬዝዳንት ጆ ባይደን እንደገና ግራ ተጋቡ

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on September 23, 2022

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