(GoRealNewsNow.com) – In a stupefying lie — bizarre and outrageous at the same time — Joe Biden compared the recent deadly Hawaii fires to his home’s small kitchen fire 19 years ago. And he compounded the lie by saying he watched the firefighters save his wife, Jill.
Biden’s latest narration of the 2004 case with the fire at his home in Wilmington, Delaware, which he has embellished lavishly over the years, came on Monday as he visited the devastated resort town of Lahaina on Maui.
You can watch a video of Biden telling the lie further down this post.
Against the backdrop of the apocalyptic tragedy on Maui, Biden sought to relate to the residents by telling his home fire story.
In just several sentences, he claimed to have been in Washington, DC, at the time of the fire in Wilmington, Delaware, and to have witnessed how firefighters rushed in to rescue his wife.
“I don’t want to compare difficulties, but we have a little sense — Jill and I — what it’s like to lose a home,” the president said.
“Years ago now — 15 years ago — I was in Washington doing ‘Meet the Press.’ It was a sunny Sunday and lightning struck at home on a little lake that is outside of our home — not on a lake, a big pond, and hit a wire and came up underneath our home into the heating ducts, air conditioning ducts. And to make a long story short, I almost lost my wife, my ’67 Corvette and my cat,” Biden recounted, seemingly trying to joke.
“But all kidding aside, I watched the firefighters, the way they responded… They ran into the flames to save my wife, to save my family. Not a joke. The smoke… the fighters can tell you, sometimes it’s so thick. From the windows out, it was that thick inside the home,” he claimed further.
“We were insured. We did not have any problem. But being out of our home for the better part of a year was difficult. I can only imagine what it’s like to lose your home completely, burned to the ground,” Biden concluded.
Apart from his claim that he was simultaneously in Washington, DC, and witnessing the fire in Delaware, reports from the time of the accident describe the blaze as “small.”
An August 2, 2004 report by the Associated Press quoted the fire company chief as saying the “small” fire was “contained to the kitchen” of the home and under control in 20 minutes.
“Luckily, we got it pretty early. The fire was under control in 20 minutes,” Cranston Heights Fire Company Chief George Lamborn said at the time.
Besides the hundreds of homes and other buildings obliterated by the recent wildfires on Hawaii’s second-biggest island, Lahaina has lost about a thousand of its nearly 13,000 residents, with a confirmed death toll of 115 and over 800 people still unaccounted for.
Here is the video:
“I almost lost my wife, my 67 corvette, my cat.”
Joe Biden feels the pain of Lahaina talking about his kitchen fire.
— Will Cain (@willcain) August 22, 2023