Why does this man lie on a daily basis when he knows the fact-checkers are gonna call him out before the teleprompter even finishes telling him what to say?
President Biden on Thursday was at it again with the lies while handing out medal of freedom awards to 17 recipients who pretty much didn’t even know why they were there themselves. But hey, everyone gets a participation trophy in America these days, right?
Former Republican Senator John McCain (R-AZ), who died from brain cancer in 2018, was amongst one of the seventeen to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom. His widow, Cindy McCain, accepted the honor on his behalf.
As soon as Biden opened his mouth while handing out McCain’s medal, the lies began pouring out, “I will admit to my Democratic friends I’m the guy who encouraged John to go home and run for office, for real, because I knew what incredible courage, intellect, and conscience he had,” Biden said. “We ran against each other, which I didn’t like, on tickets for the highest office in the land. I was a candidate for vice president, he was the candidate for president. I never stopped admiring John. Never said a negative thing about him in my life, because I knew his honor, his courage, and his commitment.”
First of all, it’s impossible to “never say a negative thing” about any candidate you are running against in politics. The entire game plan when you’re running against someone is to trash them as hard as you can. So, right there I knew Joe was telling lies, and I knew it was just a matter of time before the fact-checkers called him out for it, which they eventually did.
Despite his claims, Biden actually had plenty of negative things to say about McCain during the 2008 election when McCain was running for president as the Republican nominee and Biden was running as Barack Obama’s vice president.
“You can’t call yourself a maverick when all you’ve ever been is a sidekick,” Biden said of McCain during a Florida speech a month before McCain’s November 2008 defeat.
“What a majority of American people are looking for — a steady hand, leadership, an optimist; not an angry man, lurching from one position to another,” Biden also said at the time.
Biden even suggested that McCain was cowardly after asking during a New Mexico speech, “Who is the real Barack Obama?”
“In my neighborhood where I came from if you got something to say to a man, look him in the eye and say it,” Biden responded.
It’s just a matter of time before more McCain bashing surfaces, but for now, it’s a start.
The moral of the story is, just assume Joe lies regardless of what he’s talking about, especially when he says something as asinine as “I’ve never said a negative thing in my life”.