In a development sure to surprise absolutely no one, Joe Biden is currently spending another weekend vacationing in Delaware. Upon his arrival on Friday, though, he did manage to squeeze in an appearance at an event for veterans in New Castle. While there he gave a riveting tale about awarding his uncle a purple heart.
According to Biden, he had an “Uncle Frank” that fought and was injured in the Battle of the Bulge but never received a Purple Heart. As the story goes, the president, being the amazing person that he is, righted that wrong as vice president by getting a Purple Heart for Uncle Frank.
The problem? Absolutely everything about the story is false.
Uncle Frank died in 1999, meaning it would have been impossible for Biden to award him a Purple Heart after becoming vice president. There would have been an escape hatch there (i.e. claiming the award came posthumously) had the president not then asserted that Uncle Frank was still alive at the time and “not doing well.” Read more…