On Wednesday, as Biden addressed a Jewish group at the White House, he claimed to have seen "confirmed pictures" of terrorists beheading children.
Biden never actually saw the pictures, however, and the White House was forced to walk back his comments.
The pictures that have been coming out of Israel are horrific.
Prime Minister Netanyahu shared pictures with the media to show why the world should be outraged.
Among the pictures were children's bedrooms just covered in blood.
There were also pictures of grieving parents holding the lifeless bodies of their children wrapped in bloody sheets.
There were also reports of horrifying pictures of beheaded children, with the world asking what types of monsters could do such a thing to innocent children.
Joe Biden has been known to insert himself into the story when describing something, which he did again here.
While addressing the group, Biden stated:
"I never really thought that I would see and have confirmed pictures of terrorists beheading children. I never thought I'd ever — anyway."
Confirmed now by the US President.
BIDEN: "I never really thought that I would see...have confirmed pictures of terrorists beheading children"
— David Patrikarakos (@dpatrikarakos) October 11, 2023
The White House was questioned about having actually seen the pictures of the children, and it was forced to reveal the truth about Biden's statement.
The Washington Post later reported:
"A White House spokesperson later clarified that U.S. officials and the president have not seen pictures or confirmed such reports independently. The president based his comments about the alleged atrocities on the claims from Netanyahu's spokesman and media reports from Israel."
— Evan Hill (@evanhill) October 12, 2023
Only one question needs to be answered here: "Why lie?"
Biden does this time and again, and the White House continues to "clarify" what Joe meant to say or what Joe was referring to in his comments.
He has this incessant need to make every story about him. There is a definition for that… narcissism.
Why did he have to say he saw them if he did not? This is about being able to trust what comes out of the mouth of the person residing at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, and right now, we cannot do that.
In times like this, we must be sure that we are being told the truth because the American taxpayer will fund a significant portion of Israel's defense against Hamas.
And it would be different if this were a one-off situation, but it is not, as there are probably more than 100 reports of Biden misinformation and White House walkbacks since he has been in office.
For once, it would be nice to have someone in office who is just a straight shooter, especially when discussing events of this importance.
We should not have to wait for clarification reports and fact-checks when the president makes a statement to the American people… just tell us the truth, for once.