By New York Post. President Biden on Wednesday told a false story — for the fourth time since taking office — about an Amtrak conductor named Angelo Negri who supposedly boasted about his train ridership during his final year as vice president.
Negri retired from Amtrak in 1993 and died in May 2014, CNN reported in June — making it impossible for Negri to have spoken with Biden during his final year as VP, which would have been in 2016 or the first month of 2017.
The president retold the tale, which he called “a true story,” in Scranton, Pa., to underscore his commitment to the passenger rail service, which would gain additional funding in the Senate-passed $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill.
Biden attempted an Italian American accent to mimic Negri saying, “Joey, baby!” as a prelude to arguing that the then-vice president had traveled more miles on Amtrak than on Air Force flights.
“I guess it was seven years into — to my tenure as vice president,” Biden said Wednesday.
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Fact Check: Biden Claims He Brought Country Back From Brink of Financial Collapse
By Breitbart. CLAIM: “Under my Administration, we’ve gone from the brink of financial collapse to historic job growth. We have a lot of work to do still – but this is progress,” President Joe Biden tweeted Thursday.
Under my Administration, we’ve gone from the brink of financial collapse to historic job growth. We have a lot of work to do still – but this is progress. pic.twitter.com/Y7AMGbdhUs
— President Biden (@POTUS) October 21, 2021
Verdict: False. . .
The economy was not on the brink of financial collapse when Biden took office. Real Gross Domestic Product grew at an annualized rate of 33.4 percent in the third quarter of 2020 as the economy rebounded from the brief but sharp recession that straddled the first and second quarters. It grew at a 4.3 percent in the fourth quarter. In the first quarter of this year, the economy grew at a 6.4 percent rate. In the second quarter, the economy grew 6.6 percent. It has since slowed dramatically, with the Conference Board estimating an annual rate of 3.5 percent. (Read more from “Fact Check: Biden Claims He Brought Country Back From Brink of Financial Collapse” HERE)
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