(ThePatriotSource.com)- President Joe Biden recently revived an old lie about being “shot at” while overseas – a lie once told by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Clinton, who unsuccessfully ran against Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential race, was eventually forced to backtrack and admit that she “misspoke,” but President Biden didn’t seem to get the memo.
During an address to the State Department on Thursday – which was delayed because President Biden was concerned about a light dusting of snow on the original date – the president told workers that they have “great personal courage.”
“I’ve been with some of you when we’ve been shot at,” he said, without expanding on what he was talking about.
The left-wing media, naturally, ignored it – but some right-wing outlets have tried to narrow down what exactly the president might be talking about. An old presidential debate from 2007 was unearthed, during which Biden was forced to walk back a claim that he was “shot at” while he was in the Green Zone in Baghdad.
“Let’s start telling the truth,” Biden said in the debate. “Number one, you take all the troops our, you, you better have helicopters ready to take those 3,000 civilians inside the Green Zone, where I have been seven times and shot at.”
“You better make sure you have protection for them, or let them die, number one,” he added.
But later, Biden walked it back and said, “I was near where a shot landed.”
Which are two different things.
He conceded that a more accurate description might have been, “I was near where a shot landed.”https://t.co/R9FIMFZmNr
— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) February 5, 2021
Back then, The Hill reported how Biden described three different instances during his trips to Iraq where he feels he was shot at – but only one of them took place inside the Green Zone, and that the “shot” was actually fired at a building where he and others were staying.
In case you missed the story about Clinton, she did pretty much the same thing. In 2008, during a speech about her time as First Lady, she claimed how she remembered “landing under sniper fire.”
“There was supposed to be some kind of a greeting ceremony at the airport, but instead, we just ran with our heads down to get into the vehicles to get to our base,” she added.
Soon enough, though, a video of the arrival ceremony was revealed and she was forced to admit the story was not true.
So, how long will it be until President Biden admits it, too?