Joe Biden’s Amtrak tall tale gets more bizarre after President blames his commute for his wife and daughter’s death

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Kansas City, MO – U.S. President Joe Biden’s already debunked fictitious Amtrak story just got a bit more bizarre. The claim that he had a conversation with a man about his traveling mileage with the service has been debunked by CNN

“The story could not possibly be true,” CNN reported.

It was a tale of how Biden befriended a conductor, Angelo Negri. While it is true that Biden was friends with the now deceased Negri, what isn’t true is most of the rest of the story and the timeline of the story.

On Wednesday, Biden expanded the tale to blame his commute for the death of his wife and daughter.

“I’ve traveled over 1,250,000 miles on Amtrak, everybody thought that…anyway,” Biden said. “Because I went home every single night, my wife and daughter were killed because I couldn’t afford a home in Delaware and Washington, so I commuted every day.”

“I was going home to see my mom who was sick and one of the conductors I had known for years walked up and said ‘Joey baby’, grab my cheek,” Biden said regurgitating the tall tale that has been debunked by mostly every fact-checking service. “Not a joke, and uh and I thought that he was gonna get shot. Uh true story and I said I said no, no it’s okay we’ve known each other.”

“Biden’s account simply does not add up. Biden did not reach the million-miles-flown mark as vice president until September 2015, according to his own past comment,” CNN said. “But Negri retired from Amtrak in 1993 and died in May 2014, according to an obituary published online and in the Asbury Park Press, a New Jersey newspaper.”

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Biden’s claim that his wife and daughter were killed because he could not afford two homes as a U.S. Senator was also very easy to debunk.

On December 18, 1972, shortly after Joe was elected U.S. senator, his wife Neilia was driving with her three children west along rural Valley Road in Hockessin, Delaware. At the intersection with Delaware Route 7 (Limestone Road), she pulled out in front of a tractor-trailer truck traveling north along Route 7.


Police determined that Neilia drove into the path of the tractor-trailer, possibly because her head was turned and she did not see the oncoming truck. All four occupants were taken to Wilmington General Hospital. Neilia and Naomi were pronounced dead on arrival, but Beau and Hunter both survived with multiple serious injuries.

Two weeks after the accident, in January of 1973, Joe was sworn into the Senate at the hospital, where Beau and Hunter were being treated.

Joe Biden’s claim that his wife and daughter died because he could not afford a house in both Delaware and D.C. was completely fabricated by the President, similar to a tale where Biden claimed he lost his home in a fire.

It turns out the fire at his home was a stove fire and was contained just to that portion of the kitchen.

On the trail to promote his Build Back Better agenda, Biden noted that he lost his home in a fire.

“What happens if the bridge collapses and there’s a fire on the other side?” said Biden. “It’s going to takes 10 miles longer to get to the fire. People can die. I mean, this is real. This is real stuff. And I know, having had a house burn down with my wife in it — she got out safely, God willing — that having a significant portion of it burn, I can tell: 10 minutes makes a hell of a difference.”

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It turns out that fire, according to the Associated Press was a ‘small fire’ contained to the kitchen.

“Firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke coming from the house, but were able to keep the flames from spreading beyond the kitchen,” said Cranston Heights Fire Company Chief George Lamborn.