“Barb Feige, executive director of the Tree of Life, said that Biden did not visit the synagogue in the nearly three years since the anti-Semitic attack.”
During a discussion with Jewish leaders on Thursday, Joe Biden talked about visiting the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, which was the site of mass murder in 2018.
Biden is known for tall tales, and leaders from the synagogue are saying there is no record of his visit.
Steven Nelson reports at the New York Post:
Tree of Life synagogue disputes Biden’s claim he visited after massacre
President Biden on Thursday told Jewish leaders that he spent time at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh after the October 2018 mass murder of 11 people there — but the synagogue told The Post he never visited.
“I remember spending time at the, you know, going to the, you know, the Tree of Life synagogue, speaking with them,” Biden said in a 16-minute virtual address ahead of the Jewish holidays Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
Barb Feige, executive director of the Tree of Life, said that Biden did not visit the synagogue in the nearly three years since the anti-Semitic attack.
In a phone interview, Feige, executive director since July 2019, said firmly that “no” Biden didn’t visit, even before taking office when he had a lower public profile as a former vice president and then-Democratic presidential candidate.
The White House did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Then-President Donald Trump visited the Tree of Life three days after the worst anti-Jewish hate crime in US history. Trump was joined by prominent Jewish members of his administration, including his daughter Ivanka Trump, his son-in-law Jared Kushner and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin.
Here’s a short video of Biden’s remarks:
Notice how Biden talks about “hate” without ever addressing the poisonous anti-Semitism from certain members of his own party like Rep. Rashida Tlaib and Rep. Ilhan Omar.
And who knows what Biden is thinking about when it comes to this supposed visit. He is prone to telling stories that are partially true or not true at all. He has been doing it for years.
Our “president” is pathological
— Monica Crowley (@MonicaCrowley) September 2, 2021
Was that before or after he visited Mandela at Robben Island?… Tree of Life synagogue disputes Joe Biden's claim he visited https://t.co/W8jQT1bYab
— Miranda Devine (@mirandadevine) September 2, 2021
Biden fabricated this story too? How on earth can he make this up, about Tree of Life of all places? What’s wrong with him? And the press lets him get away with it, so he’ll keep doing it. https://t.co/lW6VYwMpMM
— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) September 2, 2021
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