Last week, rare winter wildfires raged through suburban neighborhoods, destroying over a thousand homes and businesses. It’s impossible to imagine the fear, anxiety, and uncertainty Colorado residents must be experiencing after losing their homes and all of their personal possessions in a fire. It’s even more impossible to imagine how the victims of the Colorado wildfires must have felt when Joe Biden paid them a visit to discuss their situation and turned it into a plug for his unpopular “Build Back Better” bill that failed in the Senate.
“Ya, know, we’re gonna have windmills, you’re gonna see that have 100-yard wingspans—each—each propeller on that on that w-w-windmill, 100 yards long. So there’s so much that’s going to be able to be done,” Joe told them.
Realizing that he had gone off-script, Joe quickly looked down at the podium to read the notes prepared for him. And in what can only be described as an incredible moment, Joe attempted to tie the victims losing everything to his “build back better” agenda.
Without telling them what the government will do to help them, Joe explained instead, “So there’s so much that’s gonna be able to be done.”
He continued to ramble incoherently as he read from his notes, “And uh—ya know, I uh—when I visited the national re-reviewable, renewable energy lab about 20 miles or so from here, it’s also gonna create a significant amount of jobs.”
Joe looked up and began to adlib again, “The reason I’m telling you all this is because it’s no solace that you lost your home now—but it’s that we’re gonna be able to do a lot of renewable things that will allow you not only to rebuild but afford to rebuild and build back better than it was before.”
Watch his unbelievable remarks here:
Biden after touring wildfire damage in Colorado that destroyed more than 1,000 homes: “We’re gonna have windmills, you’re gonna see that have 100-yard wingspans, each, each propeller on that on that windmill, 100 yards long. So there’s so much that’s going to be able to be done.” pic.twitter.com/NmtNkoSIti
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) January 9, 2022
Pushing his failed agenda on the victims of the Colorado wildfires wasn’t Joe’s only embarrassing misstep during his visit to the Colorado wildfire victims. During his speech to the victims, Joe attempted to make himself look a little more relatable by telling them a lie about a house fire that never happened to him and Jill.
“Jill and I have not gone through what you’ve gone through, but we have had lightning strike our home and almost lose our home.
And uh—uh—we only lost about uh—25% of it —and were able to rebuild.
But, uh—you know, uh—the hard part is the memorabilia you’ve lost—the special things that you’ve had put away that you’ve lost.”
Biden tells victims of last week's Colorado wildfires that he once "had lightning strike our home and almost lose our home."
That is a lie. According to a 2004 AP report, it was "a small fire…contained to the kitchen" that "was under control in 20 minutes." pic.twitter.com/cfBDyo6KkT
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) January 8, 2022
In November, Joe Biden told another lie about his house burning down while discussing his “Build Back Better” plan to a New Hampshire audience. Biden had a small house fire in his kitchen at his Delaware residence in 2004. During his speech, he exaggerated the details of the house fire, saying his entire house was burned to the ground.
The Daily Mail Reports– “Without this bridge, as I said earlier, it’s a 10-mile detour just to get to the other side,’ he told the crowd. ‘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.” Biden said when discussing the importance of his infrastructure bill.
In 2004, Biden described the house fire as a small fire contained to his kitchen.
Biden has a history of embellishing stories dating back to his first presidential campaign in 1988. During the campaign, he claimed to be in the top half of his class in law school at Syracuse. Records show that he failed a class after being accused of plagiarism and finished near the bottom of his class, graduating 76th of 85 students.