Biden’s Weird Amtrak Anecdote Was Complete Horsecrap … Here’s Why

Written by Wes Walker on May 6, 2021

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Biden has gotten a lot of political mileage out of calling other people ‘liar’. That’s weird, when you think about it, considering how much of what comes out of his own mouth is entirely made up.

In Philly, Joe Biden made an appearance commemorating 50 years of Amtrak… which, incidentally, works out to roughly how long Joe’s been living on the taxpayer’s dime, give or take 4 years or so.

Joe decided to regale whoever had the misfortune of listening with one of his cornball anecdotes from back in the day. Here’s what he said:

“When I became vice president, one of the Capitol Hill newspapers estimated that I had taken more than 7,000 round trips on Amtrak over my career. I think that’s an exaggeration. I’m going to rely on those two conductors … one of them was a guy named Angelo Negri,” Biden said Friday at an event marking Amtrak’s 50th anniversary.

“There was an article, I guess my fourth or fifth year as vice president, saying Biden travels 1,300,000 miles on Air Force One [Two]. I used to – the Secret Service didn’t like it – but I used to like to take the train home. My mom was sick and I used to try to come home almost every weekend as vice president to see her. I got on the train and Angelo Negri came up and he goes, ‘Joey, baby,’ and he grabbed my cheek like he always did. I thought he was going to get shot. I’m serious. I said, ‘No, no, he’s a friend.’

“He said, ‘Joey, what’s the big deal? 1,300,000 miles on Air Force Two? Do you know how many miles you traveled on Amtrak?’ I said, ‘No, Angie, I don’t know.’ He gave me the calculation and he said you traveled 1,500,000 miles on Amtrak. The fact is, I’d probably take Angie’s word before I’d take the word of what the article said.”

Like his Cornpop story, he used a man’s name in the story. Nobody MADE him use the mans’ name, he chose to do so.

By using a specific person as the reference point, you have anchored your story in space and time. Which opens it up to scrutiny.

Joe’s anecdotes don’t usually hold up well under scrutiny. This story is no different.

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… – DailyMail

This is the same guy reporters have been tripping over themselves to praise and compliment as ‘so much better’ than Trump.

But while Trump was a shameless exaggerator and teller of tall tales, you could at least trace back even the more outrageous things he said to something real.

Joe, on the other hand, is living in his own parallel reality.

He steals other people’s speeches, claiming they’re about his own life, he makes claims about his own accomplishments (his ‘stellar’ grades and scholarship for instance, or his being ‘arrested’ while trying to visit Nelson Mandela) that are easily fact-checked and disproven.

He launched his Presidential campaign on an easily debunked lie about Charlottesville, claiming it was THE reason he was running, uses lines like Jim Crow 2.0 to describe election law reforms, and claims that Trump is responsible for a ‘Big Lie’.

Maybe you’re in no position to throw stones from that glass house of yours, Joe.

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