Joe Biden Tells Touching Story of Meeting a Navy Captain… But it Never Happened


Old “Slow Joe” Biden is at it again, making up stories about things he never did with people he never did them with, this time it is the tear-inducing story of a Navy Captain he said he met… but it is an incident that never happened.

Biden has been on a real roll the last few weeks telling tall tales about the time he was vice president for what’s his name and inventing stories that placed him in the thick of history… even though many of these tales never happened.

This time, Joe told the moving tale of his non-existent meeting with a U.S. Navy captain.

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Last Friday, former Vice President Joe Biden told a rapt audience in New Hampshire a poignant story revolving around a Navy captain who rappelled down a 60-foot ravine to rescue a fallen comrade, but rebuffed Biden’s attempt to pin a Silver Star on his chest because his daring actions to save the soldier came too late.

But after Biden told his little tale, we all learned that it never happened.

The Washington Post reports that Biden told the story of a four-star general who asked Biden, when he was vice-president, to take a dangerous trip to Kunar province in Afghanistan so he could put the Silver Star on the chest of a Navy captain who had rappelled down a 60-foot ravine under fire and brought back the body of an American soldier.

Biden said he was warned about the danger of the trip but bravely insisted, “We can lose a vice president. We can’t lose many more of these kids. Not a joke.” Biden claimed that when he attempted to pin the medal on the Navy captain, the soldier responded, “Sir, I don’t want the damn thing! Do not pin it on me, Sir! Please, Sir. Do not do that! He died. He died!”

“This is the God’s truth. My word as a Biden,” the former VP told the crowd.

Clearly his word as a Biden is not worth much.

“Except almost every detail in the story appears to be incorrect,” the Post said

As the Washington Post explained:

Biden visited Kunar province in 2008 as a U.S. senator, not as vice president. The service member who performed the celebrated rescue that Biden described was a 20-year-old Army specialist, not a much older Navy captain. And that soldier, Kyle J. White, never had a Silver Star, or any other medal, pinned on him by Biden. At a White House ceremony six years after Biden’s visit, White stood at attention as President Barack Obama placed a Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest award for valor, around his neck.

This comes on the heels of Biden’s lie that he was vice president during the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida and that he met with the victims and their families in the White House. Only the shooting occurred a year after he left office.

Then there is this:

This man clearly doesn’t even know where he is at any given time.

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