Was it his dementia speaking? Or was it just Joe Biden flashing his ignorance when it comes to key dates in American history? Either way, Biden in a virtual townhall with Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf claimed that his home state of Delaware, which was originally part of Pennsylvania, declared its “independence” on Dec. 7, adding that the date was “not just D-Day.”
Biden was of course confusing the dates of the invasion of Pearl Harbor (Dec. 7) and the allied landing in Normandy (June 6).
But when Biden mangles U.S. history, he goes all in. As the Washington Free Beacon notes, he also got the date on which Delaware became self-governed. That happened on June 15, 1776. December 7 is significant in Delaware. On that date in 1787, that state ratified the U.S. Constitution.
This latest incident is still small potatoes in the annals of Joe Biden’s historical gaffes and lapses. At a live rally back in March, he sought to fire up the crowd by reciting the second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence. He was OK up until the seventh word when he threw in the towel, frustratingly telling his audience, “You know, you know the thing.”
Maybe so, but shouldn’t he?
You can’t make this up…
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