Washington Post: Joe Biden conflated details of several war stories into one
Former Vice President Joe Biden has repeatedly incorrectly recounted a war story involving a US service member who received a military honor from him and his latest telling of the story last week contained several inaccurate elements, including the time period, the heroic act, the type of medal and the location of the story, The Washington Post reported Thursday.
The Post — citing conversations with more than a dozen US troops, their commanders and officials from Biden’s presidential campaign — said the 2020 hopeful recounted the story last Friday during a packed town hall in New Hampshire. The Post reported Biden mixed the details from at least three real events into one complete story that never actually took place.
The comments are the latest in a growing list of misstatements by the former vice president, who referred to himself last year as a “gaffe machine.”