Biden Repeats Familiar False Claim
President Joe Biden has again inflated the number of times he’s traveled to the Middle East.
“I’ve been in and out of Iraq and Afghanistan of over 40, I think 38 times,” Biden said during a U.S. Naval Academy commencement speech.
A spokesperson for the Biden administration’s National Security Council (NSC) said the president has actually visited Iraq and Afghanistan 21 times.
It was not the first time Biden made a false claim about how often he’s visited the Middle East.
During his presidential campaign, Biden said he’d been to Iraq and Afghanistan “over 30 times,” according to the Washington Post.
WaPo also reported that Biden told at least one “moving but false” war story while on the campaign trail, wherein he conflated several events together to create a narrative that “never happened.”