Joe Biden’s recent false statement during a call with rabbis, where he claimed to have been “raised in synagogues,” while engaging with religious leaders in preparation for the Jewish High Holy Days, has raised eyebrows and prompted scrutiny of his past remarks, even by the mainstream media.
Biden, on a call with rabbis before the Jewish High Holy Days: “I was, you might say, raised in the synagogues of my state. You think I’m kidding — I’m not” pic.twitter.com/qGM1MkQGgX
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In 2022, Biden claimed to have grown up with the “Puerto Rican community at home, politically” despite Delaware’s tiny Puerto Rican population during his childhood.
In the past, he falsely claimed that he went to “the black church” as well — after he went to Catholic mass every morning in high school and college.
In 2019, Biden claimed he spent time at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue after attack that claimed 11 lives. The synagogue refuted his claim, clarifying that he had only spoken to the synagogue’s rabbi via phone.
Biden asserted that he had been present at Ground Zero in New York City the day after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. However, subsequent clarification from the White House revealed that he didn’t visit the site until nine days later.