September 1, 2023

Biden Tells Another 'Tall Tale' About Kitchen Fire During Hurricane Idalia Address

President Joe Biden took time during his address in response to Hurricane Idalia to share a "tall tale" about a kitchen fire in his home.

Biden claimed that lightning struck his house and that half the house almost collapsed.

“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 added to the likely tall tale on Wednesday.

Biden told a similar story during his response to those impacted by the Maui wildfires in August.

“I don’t want to compare difficulties, but we have a little sense, Jill and I, what it’s like to lose a home," he said.

“To make a long story short, I almost lost my wife, my ‘67 Corvette, and my cat. But all kidding aside, I watched the firefighters, the way they responded… And they ran into flames to save my wife and save my family. Not a joke,” he recalled.

Both accounts have infuriated many Americans who see the stories as belittling the serious situations facing both hurricane and fire survivors.

The stories also add to a long list of gaffes by the president that have led to ongoing questions about his mental fitness to serve in office. The issue is also a major factor cited in polls over questions about Biden serving a second term as president.

The tall tale was an odd one, adding to concerns shared by many over Biden's age and health as he continues his reelection campaign.

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