President Biden, who is known for embellishing events in his life, appears to have done so again regarding a story he told this week about the late Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir.
On Wednesday during an event commemorating Hanukkah at the White House, Biden said he met with the Israeli PM while serving as a liaison during Israel’s Six-Day War with Egypt, but history does not square with his ‘facts.’
Biden says he went to Israel during the Six Day War to act as a liaison. He’s lying. That never happened. Totally normal. pic.twitter.com/rqLysviI4U
— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) December 2, 2021
“I was saying to a couple of young members of my staff before I came over about the many times I’ve been to Israel, and I said — all of a sudden I realized, God, you’re getting old, Biden,” he began, which caused some laughter from the audience.
“I have known every — every prime minister well since Golda Meir, including Golda Meir. And during the Six-Day War, I had an opportunity to — she invited me to come over because I was going to be the liaison between she and the Egyptians, about the Suez and so on and so forth,” Biden contended.
“And I sat in front of her desk. And she had a guy — her staff member — to my right. His name was Rabin. And she kept flipping those maps up and down. She had that bevy of maps — sort of kept it — and it was — it was so depressing what she was — about what happened. She gave me every detail,” Biden added.