Biden’s Birth and Grandpop’s Death – A New False Story
When Joe Biden takes the stage for a speech, fabrications, and lies start flying off the podium. In the new episode of Biden’s war on reality, the 80-year-old president claimed in a speech that he was born at the same hospital where his grandfather died two weeks before he was born.
It was Joe Biden’s first public appearance after he announced his reelection bid for 2024. Biden spoke at the Washington Hilton, not far from the White House, on Tuesday (April 25, 2023) and talked about his plans to build large numbers of electric vehicle charging stations.
Then he went on to tell a story about his family history; as often happens with Biden, it landed in dubious territory.
“Think about it this way, my grand-pop who I never met, he died in the same hospital I was born in two weeks before I was born, and my grand-pop was, as they say in Maryland was from Balmore.”
Fact-checkers from both liberal and conservative sides took a moment to report that Biden had again given the audience a false story.
Townhall.com tweeted the video clip of Biden’s claim and reminded that Biden was born in Pennsylvania while his grandfather died in Maryland almost a year earlier.
The New York Post posted the video clip of Joe Biden’s speech to YouTube. It included in its description the specific date of Joe Biden’s grandfather’s death – September 26, 1941 – according to an obituary as well as his place of death, i.e., Baltimore’s Johns Hopkins Hospital.
The description notes that Joe Biden was not born until more than a year after his grandfather’s death.
KTUL, an ABC affiliate in Oklahoma, wrote that Biden’s story, when fact-checked, turned out to be false, adding:
Biden has been known to tell stories that mangle the truth or, in some cases, appear to disregard it altogether.
Left-wing daily The New York Times also called Biden’s claim as “misstated family history” and added that Biden “omitted key context when discussing the federal deficit” while also exaggerating his approval ratings in his speech.
Most of the mainstream media, however, ignored Biden’s false claim about his birth and the death of his grandfather.