(Fox News) President Biden faced mockery and skepticism on social media after he told a crowd on Tuesday that he watched a bridge collapse in Pittsburgh last year.
Biden was touting his economic policies during a stop at Ingeteam, a wind turbine generator manufacturer in Milwaukee, when he brought up the 2022 collapse. “A lot of you were with me when I was in Pittsburgh,” he told the crowd. “By the way, Pittsburgh is a city of bridges – more bridges in Pittsburgh than any other city in America.”
He went on to claim, “I watched that bridge collapse,” and added, “I got there and saw it collapse with over 200 feet off the ground going over a valley. It collapsed. Thank God school was out during the pandemic.”
A video of Biden’s comments went viral on X, formerly known as Twitter.
“Must have happened during one of his long-haul trucking routes,” former congressional candidate David Giglio wrote, recalling another Biden tall tale.
Must have happened during one of his long-haul trucking routes. https://t.co/ZUAd1zg1S2
— David Giglio (@DavidGiglioCA) August 15, 2023
Washington Times White House correspondent Paul Bedard wrote to correct the record, “He showed up hours later since he was in town on an infrastructure mission…”
He showed up hours later since he was in town on an infrastructure mission… https://t.co/PmJCWwIr8w
— Paul Bedard (@SecretsBedard) August 15, 2023
Battleground podcast host Sean Parnell was aghast at the president’s statements.
“I can assure you Biden did not personally watch a bridge collapse here in Pittsburgh,” he wrote. “My lord…”
I can assure you Biden did not personally watch a bridge collapse here in Pittsburgh.
My lord… https://t.co/A1F7gkILa5
— Sean Parnell (@SeanParnellUSA) August 15, 2023