Monday, President Biden once again told a story about a former Amtrak conductor declared false by CNN fact checker Daniel Dale for the 5th time while speaking in NJ.
“When I was vice president I used to like to take the train home because my mom was very sick and dying. And I’d come home every weekend,” Biden told the crowd.
“I’m getting on one Friday and then one of the senior guys on Amtrak, Angelo Negri … walks up to me and he goes, ‘Joey baby!’ He grabs my cheek. And I thought the Secret Service was gonna blow his head off. I swear to God, true story,” he continued.
“I said, ‘What’s up, Ang?’ He said, ‘Joey. I read in a paper. I read in the paper, you traveled 1,000 — 1,200,000 miles on Air Force planes.’ Because they keep meticulous tabs of it,” Biden added.
June of this year, CNN fact checker Daniel Dale declared Biden’s story false.
Daniel Dale wrote “Biden’s account simply does not add up. Biden did not reach the million-miles-flown mark as vice president until September 2015, according to his own past comments. But Negri retired from Amtrak in 1993 and died in May 2014, according to an obituary published online and in the Asbury Park Press, a New Jersey newspaper.”