Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the The Daily Wire. The author of this post is Virginia Kruta.
The Republican National Committee shared a comprehensive list of President Joe Biden's biggest whoppers on Tuesday, from his repeated claims that he drove an 18-wheeler to his insistence that a 2004 house fire - which was reportedly contained to his kitchen - had very nearly killed his wife and a couple of fire-fighters.
The list, which the RNC shared on Tuesday, detailed "21 made-up stories Biden has told about himself as president."
First on the list was Biden's claim that he "used to drive" an 18-wheeler.
"I used to drive a tractor trailer ... I only did it for part of a summer,"
Biden said in 2021 - but according to Politifact, there is no evidence he ever did that. He did ride in a tractor-trailer once as a senator, however, and he drove a bus one summer during law school.
Whopper number two was Biden's claim that he spoke with the inventor of insulin - but of the several people credited with the discovery of artificial insulin, two were dead prior to Biden's birth and there is no evidence that he ever had any contact with the others.
Number three was Biden's repeated claim that a 2004 fire in Delaware nearly burned the house down with his wife in it and could have claimed the lives of a couple of the firemen as well - but local reporting suggests that the fire was quickly contained to the kitchen and that no one was injured.
Next on the list was Biden's claim that he had grown up in the Puerto Rican community in Delaware - where in 1970, Puerto Ricans accounted for 0.39% of the population.
Then came Biden's claim that he visited Pittsburgh's Tree of Life Synagogue after the shooting - despite the synagogue having no record of any such visit - and Biden's assertion that he had served as a liaison to Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir during the Six Day War. That claim was problematic due to the fact that Biden was not yet a senator - and Meir was not yet PM - when that war took place.
Next came Biden's "first job offer"
- which he said came from an Idaho lumber company that has no record of him applying for a job - and his "first arrest,"
which he said was for a civil rights protest. However, there are no records showing that Biden was ever arrested or even attended such a protest.
Biden's now-infamous Amtrak story - in which he claimed to have discussed reaching the million-mile mark with a conductor who died before he reached that milestone - was fib number nine.
Coming in at number ten was Biden's claim that he was "appointed to the Naval Academy in 1965"
- despite the fact that he graduated from the University of Delaware in that same year.
Then came Biden's claim that he got cancer from oil-refinery pollution - he did have skin cancer, but that was attributed to sun exposure - and his insistence that he was a full professor at University of Pennsylvania. Records show he never actually taught a class.
Next came the claim that his "great-grandpop was a coal miner"
(he was not) and his assertion that as VP, he had finally gotten an overdue Purple Heart for his Uncle Frank. Biden's Uncle Frank passed away before he was elected Vice President, and did not earn a Purple Heart.
Biden also claimed (whopper #15) to have hit a long ball "368 feet off the wall"
at his second Congressional Baseball game - where in reality, he was 0 for 2.
Keeping with the sports theme, number 16 was Biden's claim that his grandfather was an All-American football star at Santa Clara University - but NCAA and SCU records suggest otherwise.
Biden went on to claim (number 17) that he could have been an All-American, but he played on the freshman team for only one semester. He also said (number 18) that he "almost"
walked on to an NFL team and could have made it in the pros.
Number 19 revisited Biden's 2007 claim that he was "shot at"
while traveling overseas and number 20 was a flashback to his time as a county councilman. He told a story about a woman who called and asked him to remove a dead dog from her lawn, and despite claiming one time that he put it on her doorstep, he said another time that he had removed it.
And rounding out the list at number 21 was the president's oft-repeated claim that he was actively involved in the civil rights movement - despite no evidence that he was involved at all.