Biden Embellishes Big Time About a Kitchen Fire

( President Joe Biden is telling tall tales again.

While visiting a New Hampshire bridge to promote the newly-passed bipartisan infrastructure spending bill, Joe claimed that his house burned down “with my wife in it.”

Biden presented a hypothetical question, asking what would happen if the bridge collapsed when there was a fire on the other side. Without that bridge, Biden postulated, it might take ten minutes more to get to the fire. “People can die,” the serial fabulist said, adding “I mean, this is real. This is real stuff.”

No, Joe. It was a hypothetical scenario. By definition, that isn’t “real stuff.”

Then, to hammer the point home, Joe said he knows what he’s talking about because he had a house “burn down with my wife in it.” Adding that his wife “got out safely, God willing,” Joe said that a “significant portion” of his home burned and a 10-minute detour around a hypothetical collapsed bridge would’ve made “a hell of a difference.”

Wait. “God willing” she got out safely? That doesn’t even make sense.

Like most of Joe’s flights of fancy, he’s told this harrowing story before.

In 2013, while delivering the keynote address at the 25th Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner of the Congressional Fire Services Institute, then-Vice President Biden recounted how firefighters and EMTs saved his wife’s life after a “significant portion” of their house burned. They also saved his 1967 Corvette from a fiery end.

But as with most of Joe’s stories, this one is, let’s just say, a wee bit exaggerated.

According to a contemporary news report from the Associated Press from 2004, lightning struck the Bidens’ home and started a “small fire that was contained to the kitchen.” In about 20 minutes, firefighters were able to get the fire under control and keep it from spreading to the rest of the house.

That doesn’t exactly sound like Joe’s house burned down with his wife in it.

Then again, Joe’s flights of fancy have become second nature to him.

He has repeatedly claimed that he was arrested in South Africa for trying to see Nelson Mandela in prison (he wasn’t).

Not long ago, Biden said he visited the Tree of Life synagogue right after the 2018 mass shooting there. But he never visited the Pittsburgh synagogue.

Over the summer, Biden claimed he used to drive an 18-wheeler. He never did. But he once was a passenger.

At this point, if Joe Biden launches into a personal anecdote – especially ones that recount danger or acts of derring-do – the safe bet is not to believe him.