What is with this guy?
President Joe Biden, for the second time in less than two weeks, compared the devastation of a widespread natural disaster to that time his house was struck by lightning. Biden’s most recent comments came as he addressed the devastation wrought by Hurricane Idalia as well as the wildfires in Hawaii.
“I didn’t have anything like that, but lightning struck my house,” Biden said from the White House Wednesday. “We had to be out of that house for about seven months while it was repaired because so much damage was done to the house.”
“Half the house almost collapsed,” he tacked on for good measure.
Biden again compares his kitchen fire to the wildfires in Hawaii and Hurricane Idalia. pic.twitter.com/7dUIm8KUDj
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What actually happened was a small kitchen fire that happened in 2004. Here’s how the Associated Press covered it at the time:
Lightning struck the home of Sen. Joseph Biden, starting a small fire that was contained to the kitchen.
No one was injured in Sunday’s fire, which started amid a storm that caused serious flooding in Pennsylvania and knocked out power to hundreds of Delaware homes and businesses.
“The fire was under control in 20 minutes,” Cranston Heights Fire Company Chief George Lamborn said at the time.
While in Hawaii, Biden’s comments were even worse than Wednesday’s remarks.
“I don’t want to compare difficulties, but we have a little sense — Jill and I — of what it’s like to lose a home. Years ago now — 15 years ago … lightning struck at home on a little lake that is outside of our home,” he droned. “And it hit a wire and came up underneath our home into the heating ducts — the air conditioning ducts.”
“To make a long story short, I almost lost my wife, my ’67 Corvette and my cat,” he said with a chuckle. “But all kidding aside, I watched the firefighters, the way they responded.”
Those comments, of course, came after lives and livelihoods were utterly destroyed by a wildfire exacerbated by government incompetence.
The man cannot help himself from lying in broad daylight — even after he has been busted repeating the same fib countless times.
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