Carrie Dann of NBC News tweets that Vice President Joe Biden may have again been caught stretching the truth a bit during an address today at George Washington University.
At GWU, Biden saying he’s met “literally every” world leader, “not because I’m important, but because of the nature of my job.”
– Carrie Dann (@CarrieNBCNews) April 28, 2014
Hopefully Biden has rinsed between now and 2011, when he first put his foot in his mouth on this very topic.
The Telegraph’s Toby Harnden reported on Biden making basically the same claim at that time, going even a bit further in his self-praise.
Joe Biden says he has been able ‘to literally meet every major world leader in the last 38 years’
The statement came in response to a questioner who praised him as an “accomplished public speaker” and asked him about the role public speaking had played in his life. First, Biden compared himself to King George VI, apart from “the royal blood and the money”:
I don’t know whether you’ve had an opportunity to see a movie that has gotten worldwide circulation called “The King’s Speech”. Well, but for the royal blood and the money, that could have been me. I was a serious stutterer when I was in school as a child, as a high school student, and even into college. And I practiced very, very hard by myself, standing in front of a mirror, trying to annunciate without contorting my face.