- lie indiscriminately about a wide range of topics.
- fabricate untruths about minor events even when confronted with the truth.
- feel undeterred by the fear of getting caught.
Biden tells a New Hampshire crowd of ‘having had a house burn down with my wife in it …’ The Associated Press reports, it was a minor kitchen fire, with no damage visible from outside.
He talks about a chat with an Amtrak conductor in his seventh year as vice president, when the guy retired 15 years before Biden became V.P. and was dead by the year of the tale.
He claims he was offered a job by an Idaho lumber company; they have no record. He claims he ‘used to drive’ an 18-wheeler — it didn’t happen.
He says he visited Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue after the 2018 massacre and spoke to the rabbi, when the synagogue says he’s never even been there.
He exaggerates, as when he chats with Gold Star families about his late son Beau as if he’d died in action, rather than of brain cancer.
He insists the border surge is ‘seasonal’.
He calls his disastrous Afghan withdrawal a ‘success’ while falsely claiming his generals didn’t object.
- false claim that he served when he had multiple draft deferments.
- false claim that he was arrested in connection with a civil rights protest.
- false claim that he gave his uncle a purple heart.
Then there is Hunter.