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Here’s The Authoritative List Of Lies Joe Biden Has Told As President: 277 And Counting

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Here is part four of The Federalist’s rigorous coverage designed to hold Biden and his administration accountable.


Updated Feb. 27, 2024. Two hundred and-seventy-seven and counting.

More than two and a half years into President Joe Biden’s White House tenure, his fabulism is on repeat. He’s told more lies than anyone could ever quantify, but we’ve done our best to document his serial falsehoods. Here is part four of The Federalist’s rigorous coverage designed to hold Biden and his administration accountable with substantive fact-checking throughout the rest of his presidency.  

You can find part three of “The Full List Of Every Lie Joe Biden Has Told As President” here.

277. Biden Claimed Trump Forgot His Wife’s Name

When asked about voters’ concerns over his mental decline during a Feb. 26 appearance on NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” Biden claimed that former President Donald Trump forgot his wife’s name.

“Take a look at the other guy. He is about as old as I am, but he can’t remember his wife’s name,” Biden said. Despite Meyers’ refusal to correct the president, Trump did not forget Melania’s name.

The incident Biden alluded to occurred a few days prior when Trump spoke to attendees at the 2024 Conservative Political Action Conference. During his remarks, Trump referenced how much conservatives loved Melania, saying “My wife, our great first lady … people love her. People love her.”

The former president’s remarks generated cheers and a standing ovation, prompting Trump to address Mercedes Schlapp, his former director of strategic communications who was sitting in the audience during the speech.

“Oh, look at that, wow! Mercedes, that’s pretty good!” Trump said.

276. Biden Claimed He Traveled 17,000 Miles With China’s Xi Jinping

During a Feb. 24 speech, Biden claimed he “traveled 17,000 miles” with Chinese dictator Xi Jinping throughout the U.S. and China when he was vice president.

“We were on the Tibetan plateau, and he turned to me and he said, ‘Can you define America for me?'” Biden asserted. “This has been documented and it’s real. I looked at him, I said, ‘Yes I can, in one word.’ And he looked at me and said, ‘What’s that?’ And I said, ‘Possibilities.'”

The president’s claim is so indisputably false, that even The Washington Post was all but forced to previously admit it has no merit.

275. Biden Claimed Investigators Brought Up His Son During Special Counsel Interview

During a Feb. 8 press conference focused on disputing reports about his mental decline, Biden scrutinized Special Counsel Robert Hur for asking him about his late son Beau Biden. According to Hur’s classified document report findings, Biden “did not remember, even within several years, when his son Beau died.”

“How in the hell dare he raise that?” Biden said. “Frankly, when I was asked the question, I thought to myself, it wasn’t any of their damn business.”

First Lady Jill Biden also quipped in a fundraising letter that Hur may or may not have used “our son’s death to score political points.”

New reporting from NBC News, however, confirms it was Biden who first invoked Beau at his sitdown with Hur in October.

274. Biden Insists His Memory Is ‘Fine’

President Biden sought to brush off concerns about his cognitive decline at a Feb. 8 press conference responding to a special counsel report declaring him too old and feeble to face felony charges over classified documents. In the same prime-time address, the president confused the “president of Mexico” with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi when responding to a question about the situation in Gaza.

273. Biden Says No Classified Records In His Possession Were ‘High Classified’

Biden denied any classified material discovered in his possession were marked “high classified” at a Feb. 8 White House press conference. Special Counsel Hur’s report, however, said investigators found documents with the “classification markings up to the Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information Level.”

272. Biden Says Classified Documents Were Secure Within His Home

President Joe Biden told reporters in a Feb. 8 press conference that the classified documents discovered by federal investigators at his Delaware home were “in filing cabinets that were either locked or able to be locked.”

Special Counsel Robert Hur’s report, however, said some classified documents found in Biden’s Delaware garage were “in a badly damaged box surrounded by household detritus” which suggested “the documents might have been forgotten.”

271. Biden Says He Did Not Share Classified Info with His Ghostwriter

Biden claimed in a Feb. 8 press conference to have never shared classified material with his ghostwriter, Mark Zwonitzer, who worked with the president on two memoirs. A bombshell report from a special counsel investigation, however, said Biden’s “disclosure of classified information from his notebooks to his ghostwriter, risked serious damage to America’s national security.”

270. Biden Claims He Recently Met a Dead Politician

While speaking in Las Vegas, Biden told event attendees that he “recently” met with Francois Mitterrand, the former president of France.

“I sat down and I said, ‘America’s back,’” Biden said. “And Mitterrand from Germany – I mean from France – looked at me and said…” 

The president’s claim that he recently spoke with Mitterrand is false, as the former French president died in 1996.

269. Biden Claims He Created 15 Million New Jobs

The president once again claimed his administration has “created almost 15 million brand new jobs.” This assertion is false, as Biden is conflating jobs recovered after Covid lockdowns with actual, new jobs created.

268. Biden Claims Nobody Making Less Than $400K Is Paying More in Taxes

During a Feb. 4 speech, Biden claimed to have fulfilled his promise that Americans making less than $400,000 would not pay “one penny” more in federal taxes, and that he would “not break it again.”

According to estimates by the Joint Committee on Taxation, however, Biden’s so-called Inflation Reduction Act does “nothing to bring the economy out of stagnation and recession, but it will raise billions of dollars in taxes on Americans making less than $400,000.”

267. Biden Claims He Doesn’t Support Late-Term Abortion

During a Feb. 4 speech in Las Vegas, Biden claimed it’s “not true” that he supports “abortion on demand.” Contrary to his assertion, the president’s actions since taking office have indicated that he does support abortion with no limits.

In the first year of his presidency, Biden revoked the Mexico City policy, which “prohibited U.S. aid money from funding nongovernmental organizations that perform or promote abortion overseas.” He also signed legislation that same year that gifted $50 million to Planned Parenthood. Moreover, Biden signed an executive order two weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade directing federal agencies such as the Department of Health and Human Services to “protect and expand access to abortion.” The White House has refused to name a number of weeks of gestation at which Biden would support outlawing abortion.

266. Biden Claims His Student Debt Bailout Is Free

While speaking at a campaign event in Las Vegas, Biden claimed his administration’s attempt to bail out Americans with student loan debt is “not costing people.” The president’s statement is false, as the administration’s debt “forgiveness” plan would transfer existing student loan debt to American taxpayers writ-large — even those who didn’t attend college.

265. Biden Claims He Created 15 Million New Jobs

During a Feb. 4 speech in Las Vegas, Biden claimed his administration has “created a record 15 million new jobs.” That statement is false. Biden is conflating the number of jobs recovered following Covid lockdowns with actual, new jobs created.

264. Biden Claims His Son Was Killed in Iraq

While speaking with the parents of a soldier killed in a January drone attack on U.S. forces in Jordan, Biden falsely claimed his now-deceased son, Beau Biden, died while serving in Iraq.

“I know there’s nothing anybody can say or do to ease the pain. I’ve been there,” Biden told the parents of Spc. Kennedy Sanders, who was posthumously promoted to seargent. “My son spent a year in Iraq. That’s how I lost him.”

Contrary to Biden’s claim, Beau did not die while serving in Iraq. The president’s oldest son passed away at the age of 46 due to complications from brain cancer in 2015. This is not the first time Biden has lied to Gold Star families about how Beau perished.

263. Biden Says He’s Done All He Can to Secure the Southern Border

While speaking with reporters on his way to a campaign event, Biden claimed he’s “done all [he] can do” to halt the massive wave of illegal immigrants invading America’s southern border.

“Just give me the power…! Give me the border patrol! Give me the people! The judges! Give me the people who can stop this and make it work right!” the president said.

While it’s unclear what planet he thinks he’s living on, Biden doesn’t require an act from Congress to shut down the U.S.-Mexico border. In fact, the president has taken numerous actions contributing to the current border crisis, such as ending the Trump administration’s “remain in Mexico” policy, suing Texas and Arizona to remove barriers stemming illegal crossings, and halting border wall construction for the first two and a half years of his presidency.

262. Biden Says Terry McAuliffe Still VA Governor

During his first rally of the 2024 election cycle, Biden falsely claimed Democrat politician Terry McAuliffe was the legitimate winner of Virginia’s 2021 gubernatorial election.

“Hello, Virginia! And the real governor, Terry McAuliffe,” Biden said when greeting the crowd.

MacAuliffe has not been governor of Virginia since 2018 when he was replaced by Democrat Ralph Northam. The Commonwealth is currently managed by Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin

261. Biden Claims He’s Still Serving in the Senate

While visiting a Pennsylvania coffee shop on Jan. 12, Biden claimed he “work[s] for the government in the Senate.”

That statement is false. Biden has served as president of the United States since Jan. 20, 2021.

260. Biden Claims Federal Law Enforcement Tear-Gassed White House Protesters in 2020

Biden went after Trump by claiming federal law enforcement deployed “tear gas” on “peaceful protestors” in 2020.

“Trump brags about using federal assets to tear gas peaceful protestors for a political stunt,” a rapid-response team for the Biden campaign wrote on X.

But it wasn’t federal law enforcement that deployed tear gas canisters. It was the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department.

White House protesters were gassed just before then-President Trump paid homage to the historic St. John’s church after the building suffered riot damage the night before.

259. Biden Claims He Bailed Out 136 Million Student Loan Borrowers

Biden claimed during a Dec. 20 speech that he “got 136 million peoples’ [student] debt relieved” despite the U.S. Supreme Court deeming the policy unconstitutional. That statement is false, according to Biden’s own Department of Education. In its efforts to circumvent SCOTUS’s ruling, the agency announced on Oct. 30 that it had “approved $127 billion” in so-called “debt relief” for nearly 3.6 million borrowers, which is 2.6 percent of the 136 million Biden referenced in his speech.

258. Biden Claims He Nearly Lost His House in a Fire

While speaking to firefighters in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Dec. 11, Biden claimed he almost lost his wife and pets in a house fire.

“They also saved my home and my wife’s life when I was away. It was the last day that the most famous guy doing ‘Meet The Press’ in Washington D.C. and I was doing the program,” Biden claimed. “And what happened was there was a lightning [that] struck a pond behind my house, hit a wire, came up through the basement of my home three stories and the smoke clearly ended up being literally that thick, literally that thick. You’ve seen it. You guys have seen it.”

“I wasn’t there. My wife was there, and my dog and my cat and my ’67 Corvette. But all kidding aside, they saved my wife, they got her out. They saved my home,” he added.

Biden has told variations of this story numerous times before, and none of them are true. According to a 2004 Associated Press report, the lightning strike that hit Biden’s home caused a “small” kitchen fire that was contained by authorities “in 20 minutes.”

257. Biden Claims He Had to Choose Between High School Lacrosse and Football

President Biden claimed he had to choose between lacrosse and football in high school. But Archmere Academy, where Biden went to high school, did not have a boy’s lacrosse team until 1993. Biden graduated in 1961.

256. Biden Claims He Did Not Interact With His Family’s Business Associates

When pressed by a reporter during a Dec. 6 White House event on why he engaged with his son and brother’s (Hunter and James) foreign business associates, Biden claimed he did no such thing.

“I did not. It’s just a bunch of lies. They’re lies,” Biden angrily asserted.

Despite his denial, emails obtained by House investigators and testimony from former Biden family business partners show that the president regularly interacted with his son and brother’s clients. Bank records also indicate that Biden financially benefited from his family’s international business operations.

255. Biden Claims He Was Going to Play Football at the Naval Academy

During a “Friendsgiving” event at the U.S. Naval Academy, Biden claimed he originally planned to play football for the institution, but decided against it and went to the University of Delaware after discovering several high-profile football players would be attending the former.

“By the way, I’m all Navy. But I was appointed… I was gonna go play [football] at the Naval Academy until I found out the other guys in the backfield were a guy named Roger Staubach and Joe Bellino,” the president said.

Contrary to his claim, there is no evidence to suggest that Biden — who has told variations of this story several times before — was ever appointed to, or recruited to play for, the Naval Academy.

254. Biden Repeats Amtrak Conductor Yarn

During a trip to Delaware to promote his “Vision for World Class Passenger Rail” via billions of dollars in his expensive infrastructure legislation, Biden told a crowd that an Amtrak conductor told him he traveled 1.2 million miles by train during his vice presidency.

The trips, Biden claimed, were primarily to visit his dying mother who passed away in 2010.

“He used to be number two on the road and he walked up he would go ‘Joey baby’ and he’d grab my cheek,” Biden said.

Biden said the unnamed man calculated the miles during a “retirement dinner up in Newark.”

“He said ‘You traveled over 1,250,000 miles or 300,000 miles,’” Biden continued.

“How did you figure that out, Angie?’” Biden allegedly asked. “And he said ‘Well, it’s about’ — I forget the exact number, but I think it’s 280 miles round trip. And he said, ‘The Senate’s in an average of 117 days a year. You did it for 36 years almost every day. Then you did it as vice president, so that’s how we figured it out.’”

Biden said he shouldn’t disclose the name of the conductor but previously told crowds that his name was Angelo Negri. Negri’s obituary claims he retired in 1993, nearly two decades before Biden’s supposed story took place.

253. Biden Says He Saw Two Men Kissing as a Child

While speaking at the 2023 Human Rights Campaign National Dinner, Biden repeated a baseless story about seeing two men kissing when he was a child in Delaware.

“As I got out of the car … [I saw] two men … lean[] [over] and kiss[] one another, and I had never seen that before,” Biden said. “I turned and looked at my dad, and he just looked at me and said, ‘Joey, it’s simple. It’s simple, Joey. They love one another.”

Even The Washington Post begrudgingly admitted there is no evidence to indicate the story — which Biden has been telling since 2014 — is true.

252. Biden Says He Convinced Strom Thurmond to Pass Voting Rights Act, Again

In a sit-down interview with ProPublica, President Biden repeated the false claim that he convinced former South Carolina Sen. Strom Thurmond to pass the Voting Rights Act upon leaving the Senate. Thurmond, however, died in 2003. Biden left the Senate in 2009. The landmark legislation was passed years before Biden’s first election to the upper chamber.

The interview published on Oct. 1, 2023, marks at least the third time in just more than a month that Biden has made the same claim. The Associated Press even fact-checked the president on the issue with an Aug. 30 post.

251. Biden Claims He Convinced Strom Thurmond to Support a Civil Rights Bill

During a Sept. 28, 2023, speech, Biden claimed he talked former South Carolina Sen. Strom Thurmond into supporting a civil rights bill during the waning moments of the former’s Senate campaign.

“Toward the end of my Senate campaign, I convinced Strom Thurmond to vote for the civil rights legislation! Not a joke!” the president said.

While it may not be a “joke,” Biden’s claim is most definitely a lie. For starters, Congress passed the Civil Rights Act on June 19, 1964, meaning Biden would have been 21 years old at the time. Biden didn’t run for Senate until years later and was elected at age 29. Moreover, Thurmond voted against the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

250. Self-Professed Catholic President Claims He Was Raised in Synagogues

In a call with Jewish faith leaders on Sept. 14, 2023, Joe Biden claimed he was “raised in the synagogues” in Delaware.

 “I — you might say raised in the synagogues in my state. You think I’m kidding. I’m not,” Biden said during his greeting.

Just like Biden was not raised in a black church or a Puerto Rican community, Biden was not raised in a synagogue. Instead, he grew up in a Catholic home and attended an all-boys Catholic school.

“I’m as much a cultural Catholic as I am a theological Catholic. My idea of self, of family, of community, of the wider world comes straight from my religion. It’s not so much the Bible, the Beatitudes, the Ten Commandments, the sacraments, or the prayers I learned. It’s the culture. The nuns are one of the reasons I’m still a practicing Catholic,” Biden wrote in the first chapter of his biography “Promises To Keep.” 

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