- President Biden’s first public speech following his announcement that he would seek re-election contained a wildly inaccurate statement about the time and place of his grandfather’s death.
- Biden, 80, claimed that his grandfather “died in the same hospital I was born in two weeks before I was born” as he addressed the North America’s Building Trades Unions Legislative Conference in Washington on Tuesday.
- The president appeared to be referring to his father’s father, Joseph H. Biden, an oil executive who died on Sept. 26, 1941, in Baltimore’s Johns Hopkins Hospital, according to an obituary published at the time.
- Joseph R. Biden Jr. was born more than a year later — at St. Mary’s Hospital in Scranton, Pa.
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