Amtrak Joe hits the buffers: President’s story about conductor congratulating him for traveling 1.5m miles had RETIRED 20 years earlier – and his mother who he ‘was visiting’ was already dead
- Biden shared the anecdote in a speech on Friday celebrating 50 years of Amtrak
- Said conductor congratulated him on 1.5 million miles in his second VP term
- Recalled the incident occurred while he was traveling to visit his sick mother
- Biden began his second term in 2013, but conductor he named retired in 1993
- And Biden’s mother sadly passed away in 2010, at the age of 92
- It is not the first time questions have been raised about Biden’s anecdotes
PUBLISHED: 05:11 BST, 6 May 2021 | UPDATED: 13:08 BST, 6 May 2021
President Joe Biden‘s strange anecdote about reaching 1.5 million miles on Amtrak has come under scrutiny after key inconsistencies emerged that make it impossible to have occurred as he told it.
On Friday, delivering a speech in Philadelphia commemorating the 50th anniversary of Amtrak, Biden launched into the tale of a certain conductor congratulating him on reaching the milestone as he traveled to visit his sick mother.
Biden said the incident occurred in his ‘fourth or fifth year as vice president’, or around 2014-2015, at which time the conductor he named had been retired for 20 years and his mother had passed away, inconsistencies first pointed out by Fox News.