As part of his campaign of fear — due to his inability to campaign on his crisis-filled record and failing policies — President Joe Biden traveled to Charleston on Monday to deliver a speech at the Mother Emanuel AME Church where nine congregants were murdered by a white supremacist in 2015.
As usual, Biden’s speech was off the rails in short order.
For example, Biden claimed that he “spent more time” in an AME church in Wilmington, Delaware “than most people I know, black or white.” That tall tale, Biden said, was “because that’s where I started a civil rights movement.” Oh boy.
BIDEN: "I've spent more time in the Bethel AME Church in Wilmington, Delaware, than most people I know, black or white, have spent in that church because that's where I started a civil rights movement…"— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) January 8, 2024
None of that is true. pic.twitter.com/L8GxJW13sC
Biden’s claims of being a foot soldier for racial progress have been debunked for literally decades, but that hasn’t stopped him from trotting out such statements whenever he speaks to predominantly black audiences. It’s equally improbable that Biden has spent more time than “most people” he knows in the Bethel AME Church — especially since he’s also claimed to have spent most of his time growing up in the “Puerto Rican community” while he “went to shul more than” others.
Biden also sought to rewrite more recent history when he labeled the violent riots, looting, and destruction during the summer of 2020 — which came with a price tag of $1-$2 billion in damages — a “historic movement for justice.”
Joe Biden calls the 2020 BLM/Anrifa riots a "historic movement for justice." pic.twitter.com/4aUAEvMhOA— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) January 8, 2024
In addition to his normal lies about history, Biden had a fair bit of trouble trying to land this line about “the big lie” which is ironic, given Biden’s lie-filled speech:
BIDEN: "Those pushing the big lie have a conspiracy theory among conspiracy theories that outweighs them all! That there's what, and, but here's the fact! There is where we don’t have facts – their whole theory has no facts, has no proof, has no evidence!" pic.twitter.com/p6FvxnPPsD— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) January 8, 2024
Finally, Biden also came face to face with Hamas sympathizers who interrupted his speech and put an antisemitic cherry on top of the mess that was Biden’s address.
As Guy noted on X, the “pro-Palestinian” demonstrators demanded “ceasefire now!” — a wish for Hamas to be able to continue its mission of erasing Israel and carrying out genocide against the Jewish people — while Biden attempted to commemorate a deadly shooting perpetrated by a white supremacist.
BREAKING: Biden looks stunned as protestors disrupt Biden's remarks at Mother Emanuel AME Church in South Carolina:— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) January 8, 2024
BIDEN: "I understand their passion…I've been quietly working with the Israeli government to get them…out of Gaza!" pic.twitter.com/k59nUylRgU
One more fact-check for the road from Biden’s mess of a speech: the president, after creatively rewriting history to pander and/or paper over leftist violence, declared that he and his party are not “erasing history” but are instead “making history!” Making up history, perhaps.
But more notably, in just the latest example of history erasure from Democrats, the Biden administration — via the National Park Service (NPS) — is moving ahead with plans to permanently remove a statue of William Penn from a park in Philadelphia. The erasure of this bit of history is to instead “highlight Native American history” at the site where Penn’s house once stood in the park named after Welcome, the ship that ferried the Keystone State’s namesake to America from England.
BIDEN: "Instead of erasing history, we're making history!" pic.twitter.com/8tsuC0g0cB— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) January 8, 2024
That’s a lot of malarkey for one speech, even by Biden’s standards. But, as our RedState friend Bonchie pointed out, you’re not likely to hear anything but glowing reviews from the mainstream press — and certainly won’t see him receive a check on his claims.
Today, Joe Biden claimed he attended a black church more than black people in Delaware and that he started the civil rights movement.— Bonchie (@bonchieredstate) January 8, 2024
And not a single fact-checker will say a word.