This story was originally published by the WND News Center.
Joe Biden is getting scorched for his latest lie.
That was his wild and factually wrong claim that gasoline was $5 a gallon when he took office.
It wasn’t. It was in the range of $2.39.
It did explode to $5 – and even higher – after he took office and launched his all-out war on domestic petroleum production, shutting down pipelines, oil lease sales, and more.
According to Fox News, Biden was at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, New York, to talk about a plan by Micron to build a semiconductor plant there.
He turned to praise himself.
He claimed gasoline now is $3.39, down from over $5 a gallon “when [he] took office.”
“And because of the action we’ve taken, gas prices are declining. We’re down $1.25 since the peak this summer and there have been falling for the last three weeks as well and adding up real savings for families today. The most common price of gas in America is $3.39, down from over five dollars when I took office,” Biden claimed.
Social media immediately was filled with outrage, with comments including:
“Do they program him to lie, or does it just pop into his head?”
“Liar Liar Your pants are on fire.”
“This guy never stops lying.”
“He does not mind lying because he has had that as a characteristic for 50 years in politics!!”
Ted Cruz communications advisor Steve Guest turns to a joke: “Paging all fact-checkers– got an easy one for you.”
“The outright lies from the Biden Presidency are a disgrace and are extremely condescending. Biden treats the American people with contempt,” said Nile Gardiner, of the Telegraph.
And Club for Growth government affairs VP Scott Parkinson went satirical: “BIDEN: ‘I am not going to be President much longer. My cabinet is gonna use the 25th Amendment to remove me from office in late January. Come on, man!’”
AAA reported the average price for a gallon of gas on Thursday was $3.76. Meanwhile, the cost of gas on Jan. 20, 2021, the day Biden took office, was approximately $2.39.
The Washington Times noted Daniel Turner, of Power The Future, said, “The only thing more terrible than Joe Biden’s energy failures is when Joe Biden lies about his energy failures. President Biden knows he’s lying to you, he just believes the American people will simply buy the falsehoods he’s peddling.”
Biden has a noted list of his lies from his political career, ranging from his talks with an Amtrak employee, who was dead when Biden claimed to have talked with him, to wild claims about his heritage, school career, a small fire in his home many years ago, and more.
WND reported earlier when the New York Times informed the public that allowances should be made for him.
The publication explained he just “exaggerates.”
At Off the Press was a link to the Times’ piece, with the headline, “NYT: Biden’s BS-ing just adds up to a lot of, well, lying.”
Biden’s verbal gaffes and blunders already have created a library of folklore. But the facts are he’s claimed “Made in America” is two words, and J-O-B-S is only three letters.
Then there are the “embellishments,” on which the Times focuses. It excuses his frequent lies with, “President Biden has been unable to break himself of the habit of embellishing narratives to weave a political identity.”
It describes how Biden “has embraced storytelling as a way of connecting with his audience.”
But was it something more than “exaggeration” when, as the Times report confirms, “Standing in front of Floridians who had lost everything during Hurricane Ian, President Biden on Wednesday recalled his own house being nearly destroyed 15 years ago: ‘We didn’t lose our whole home, but lightning struck and we lost an awful lot of it.'”
But reports from the time of the event in Delaware said it was only a “small fire that was contained to the kitchen.”
Biden also has made statements about being a fierce civil-rights activist who was arrested over and over. He wasn’t.
“He has claimed to have been an award-winning student who earned three degrees. And last week, speaking on the hurricane-devastated island of Puerto Rico, he said he had been ‘raised in the Puerto Rican community at home, politically,'” the report said.
Biden even often interrupts his own “story-telling” with “Not a joke!” That comes as, “Mr. Biden’s folksiness can veer into folklore, with dates that don’t quite add up and details that are exaggerated or wrong, the factual edges shaved off to make them more powerful for audiences.”
The Times does admit that Biden moves into instances of “exaggeration and falsehood,” but only then to explain immediately that leftist fact-checkers believe that President Trump surpassed Biden in lying.
According to the Times, while Biden adopts exaggeration, it claims, “Former President Donald J. Trump lied constantly.”
It cited as an example of Trump’s “lies,” his claim that Biden stole the 2020 election.
But in fact, analysts have charged, and evidence supports, the fact that had not the FBI, well known now for its leftist political advocacy, not interfered in the 2020 vote by complaining to social media companies about Russian “disinformation” at the time the New York Post was reporting accurately on the Biden clan’s international business dealings, and social media not acted to suppress that information, President Trump probably would have won re-election.
They have reached the same conclusion regarding the $400 million plus that Mark Zuckerberg handed out to mostly leftist local elections officials who largely used that money to recruit votes from Democrat districts.
The Times piece makes no reference to those facts, only citing Trump for his “big lie” about a stolen election.
It does admit that Biden’s “fictions” are “emblematic of how the president, over nearly five decades in public life, has been unable to break himself of the habit of spinning embellished narratives, sometimes only loosely based on the facts, to weave together his political identity.”
The Times also admits that as far back as 1987, when he was running for president and attempted to “adopt someone else’s life story as his own,” he was “forced” to withdraw.
The White House has a different opinion.
“President Biden has brought honesty and integrity back to the Oval Office,” claimed Andrew Bates, a White House spokesman. “As he promised, he gives the American people the truth right from the shoulder and takes pride in being straight with the country about his agenda and his values; including by sharing life experiences that have shaped his outlook and that hardworking people relate to.”
Complaining that Bill Clinton lied under oath when he said, “I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Ms. Lewinsky,” and President Ronald Reagan when he said he shot footage of Nazi concentration camps at the end of World War II, the Times noted how Biden’s “critics have seized on his falsehoods to depict him as either a purposeful liar or a forgetful old man.”
But the report noted Biden’s lies, including back in 1987 when he claimed he “went to the law school of a full academic scholarship,” and ended up “in the top half” of his class.
He later admitted it was only a partial scholarship and he was 76th out of 85 students that year.
Multiple times Biden has talked about riding an Amtrak to visit his sick mother in 2015 or 2016 and talking with a train conductor. But Biden’s mother died in 2010. The conductor also had been dead for several years by 2015, the Times admitted.
“Last year, Mr. Biden said he remembered ‘spending time at’ and ‘going to the Tree of Life Synagogue, where 11 people were massacred in 2018. The White House later admitted he had never visited but had talked to the rabbi on the phone,” the Times said.
Just this year Biden claimed to have been arrested while protesting for civil rights, but there’s no evidence of that.
He also lied about visiting Nelson Mandela in South Africa and being arrested.
WND reported only last month how Biden, during his inaugural address, talked about “unity.”
Eight times, according to Washington Examiner columnist Paul Bedard.
But it must rank among his biggest lies, as a plurality of Americans reveal in a new poll that he has divided the nation, not brought it together.
Pollster Jonathan Zogby earlier confirmed that women, Hispanics, and younger voters were abandoning him in droves. And a new poll found the same results.
Only 38.4% said Biden has done more to unite the country. The rest said he has divided American, 48.5% or they don’t know, 13.2%.
Biden repeated the claim – known to be false – about Trump’s reference to “very fine” people.
Biden also strayed from the truth, according to Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., during the pandemic.
The senator said Biden “lied to the American public that this was a pandemic of the unvaxxed.”
But a judge in the dispute confirmed that federal officials told Trump they would proceed with giving the FBI access “to the records in question,” “as requested by the incumbent president.”
Biden also has many times claimed he had no discussions with, nor knew anything about, his son Hunter’s international business schemes despite the abundant evidence he routinely met with foreign actors doing business with Hunter, was identified by participants as being in line for a 10% share of at least one major deal, and in fact publicly boasted of using a threat to coerce Ukraine officials into firing a prosecutor looking into corruption at Burisma, which then was paying Hunter a million dollars a year to be on its board.