The 2024 presidential campaign is already heating up, and Joe Biden is making some surprising claims to garner support from different groups. In a recorded conference call with Jewish faith leaders, Biden made a stunning statement about his upbringing. He told the rabbis, “I uh, was, you might say, raised in uh, the uh, synagogues of my state.” He went on to mention Beth Shalom Synagogue in Wilmington, Delaware, stating that it was a place filled with countless friends for him.
This revelation came as a surprise to many, as Biden’s Jewish background had never been mentioned before. It also raised questions about his credibility, as this is not the first time he has made false claims regarding his connections to the Jewish community. Previously, while condemning antisemitism, Biden had falsely claimed to have visited Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue after the tragic mass shooting that took place there. In reality, he had only spoken to the synagogue’s Rabbi on the phone and never visited in person.
These recent claims by Biden coincide with a CNN news segment that aired, highlighting his long history of pathological lying. It seems that Biden has a habit of making false statements to create an image that appeals to different demographics. Along with claiming to be Jewish, he has also claimed to be Puerto Rican, a black civil rights activist, a tractor-trailer driver, and an alumnus of a historically black university.
While the Biden family has a long-standing Catholic background, Biden has been known to make publicity stunts out of attending Catholic church services. However, prior to his 2021 inauguration, he received a blessing from Delaware Rabbi Michael Beals, who even compared Biden to Moses in interviews with Jewish and Israeli press. Beals has since been consulted by media outlets for reports on the Biden Administration’s relationship with Israel.
It is unclear why Biden has made these false claims about his background and identity. Some speculate that he is trying to appeal to different voter groups and gain their support. Others believe that these fabrications are a result of his long history of making false statements for personal or political gain. Regardless of the motive, it is concerning that a presidential candidate would make such false claims and mislead the public.
As the 2024 presidential campaign progresses, it is essential for voters to scrutinize the statements made by candidates and question their credibility. Honesty and transparency should be paramount when choosing a leader for our country. It is the responsibility of the media and the public to hold politicians accountable for their words and actions. Only through open and honest dialogue can we ensure that our leaders are trustworthy and truly represent the interests of the people.