President Joe Biden exaggerated Tuesday details of a fire that burned his home in 2004 while emphasizing the importance of infrastructure.
Speaking on a bridge in New Hampshire, Biden said:
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: ten minutes makes a hell of a difference.
Biden has cited this story before, particularly while talking about the importance of firefighters.
According to reports, Biden’s Delaware house did not “burn down,” and a “significant portion” of his home did not burn.
The Associated Press reported at the time that lightning struck Biden’s home, but the fire was “small,” and firefighters responded quickly to a call from his wife, Jill Biden. Cranston Heights Fire Company Chief George Lamborn said they were able to keep flames from spreading beyond the kitchen.- READ MORE