BREAKING NEWS – Norfolk, Virginia – President Biden was panned for repeating a claim about a Navy appointment and for singling out a young girl during a “Friendsgiving” meal for service members.
“By the way, I’m all Navy. But I was appointed… I was gonna go play [football] at the Naval Academy until I found out the other guys in the backfield were a guy named Roger Staubach and Joe Bellino,” Biden told military personnel and their families on Sunday at an early holiday meal dubbed “Friendsgiving” held in a hangar at Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Virginia.
In June, Biden told Air Force graduates he applied to the Naval Academy after graduating high school, which was in 1961. Last year, the president told Naval Academy graduates he was “appointed to the [Naval] Academy in 1965.” A Republican-linked X account “RNC Research” asserted that there is no record of either of those things ever happening. In April Biden alleged that he was in the infantry for the South during the Civil War, and later changed it to he was a helicopter pilot for the Union Army in 1863.