Joe Biden repeated an untrue story for at least the eighth time on Monday claiming an Amtrak conductor congratulated him for racking up one million miles on the train commuting between Wilmington, Delaware and Washington, D.C. The president has told this fabricated story since at least his 2020 presidential campaign.
Standing beside Maryland Governor We Moore, Biden told the often-repeated story as part of his remarks kicking off a new project to replace a train tunnel in Baltimore built in the 1870s.
Biden said a conductor gave him kudos for logging more miles on Amtrak than on Air Force Two as vice president. 'I was going home as a United States senator – as vice president – and one of the conductors said to me, 'Hey Joe, big deal, a million – whatever – 200 –.' He said, 'You've traveled over a million miles on Amtrak,' Biden said. 'I said, 'How the hell do you know that?' And they added it up there,' Biden recalled, even though fact-checks have shown this is not true.
Biden, who has been called 'Amtrak Joe' due to his affinity for the train, has told the story several times of his Amtrak conductor friend Angelo Negri, who is at the center of the story.
Negri, however, had been dead for more than a year – and retired for more than two decades – before the earliest moment Biden could have had this conversation as vice president.
107 miles from Wilmington Delaware to D.C.. To get a million miles Jello Brain Joe would need to round trip that distance every day for 12.8 years.ReplyDelete