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‘$60 Zillion’: Biden Makes More Absurdly False Claims About Baltimore Bridge Collapse


By now, most Americans know that Joe Biden is practically incapable of delivering remarks that are both coherent and factual.

During a recent statement regarding the collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, Maryland, however, his tendency for gaffes and lies was on full display.

As the Washington Times reported:

“The bridge went down over the Chesapeake and we were there the next day, I was with the governor,” Mr. Biden told the crowd gathered at a restaurant and jazz bar known as South.

However, Mr. Biden didn’t travel to the site until April 5, more than a full week after the incident. At the time, the White House said Mr. Biden had to wait until the area was safe for a visit and until his trip would not interfere with efforts to recover the bodies of the six workers killed in the crash.

Mr. Biden also grossly inflated the cost of the bridge repair, telling the crowd it would take “$60 zillion” to fix the bridge, which is not a real number.

His outlandish remarks were quickly skewered on social media:

Of course, this wasn’t the first time Biden made false claims about the bridge.

According to the New York Post in March:

President Biden on Tuesday was fact-checked by social media users after claiming that he’s commuted over Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge “many, many times …  either on a train or by car.”

Numerous people on X noted that the bridge, which fell into the Patapsco River early Tuesday after it was struck by a massive cargo ship, has never had rail lines attached to it.

“At about 1:30 [a.m.], a container ship struck the Francis Scott Key Bridge, which I’ve been over many, many times commuting from the state of Delaware either on a train or by car,” Biden said in his first public remarks on the catastrophe.

“I’ve been to Baltimore Harbor many times,” he added. “And the bridge collapsed, sending several people and vehicles into the water — into the river.”

That claim also prompted some swift backlash:

Here’s some more coverage of Biden’s recent remarks:



 

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