While speaking at a roundtable in Boise, 爱达荷州, where he was briefed on the efforts against the wildfires by federal and state fire officials at the National Interagency Fire Center, Biden said he and his deceased former wife had once intended to move to Idaho because it is such a beautiful state.
He also said he used to discuss with former Sen. Frank Church, a Democrat from Idaho, how he had been offered a job at the Boise Cascade Company, a manufacturer of wood products and wholesale distributor of building materials.
“I used to tell Frank Church this, I got a — my first job offer, where I wanted — my wife, deceased wife and I wanted to move to Idaho because we — not a joke — it’s such a beautiful, beautiful state. And I interviewed for a job at Boise Cascade,” 拜登说.
“And in the meantime, there was a war going on. Anyway. But the whole point was that I used to always kid Frank,” Biden添加了.
Lisa Tschampl, a spokeswoman for Boise Cascade, 告诉 纽约邮报 that no evidence exists to back up Biden’s claim of being offered a job at their company.
“We have no record of President Biden’s application or of him having worked for the company,” Tschampl said, adding that “we checked our system internally and nothing has turned up.”
The spokeswoman added that it could be possible that records could have been lost when the company shed some of its other projects in past decades to focus on lumber.
拜登, who has a history of plagiarism and telling false stories, 成为头条新闻 earlier this month when he incorrectly claimed to have visited the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh following the shooting there in 2019.