US President Joe Biden continues to lie about things that have been “debunked” even by the friendliest of pro-Democrat media, says Sky News host Rita Panahi.

US President Joe Biden continues to lie about things that have been “debunked” even by the friendliest of pro-Democrat media, says Sky News host Rita Panahi.

Joe Biden has been fact checked for telling a fake story about an Amtrak conductor he knows congratulating him for traveling more than a million miles.

“Even CNN, the Democrats’ unofficial propaganda arm, has called out the president over this oft repeated lie,” Ms Panahi said.

“If Joe’s lips are moving, it’s almost guaranteed that lies are spilling out.”

CNN had deemed the story false due to the fact the Amtrak conductor died a year prior to the story and that Mr Biden had not reached the million-miles-flown mark until much later.

Joe Biden has publicly told the story at least 11 times as president despite it being debunked.

LAS VEGAS — President Joe Biden went to Las Vegas on Friday to say he’s “putting high-speed rail on the fast track,” and he used the moment to blast Donald Trump — his predecessor and likely 2024 challenger — as a do-nothing politician.

“Trump just talks the talk. We walk the walk,” Biden said at a hall for unionized carpenters. “He likes to say America is a failing nation. Frankly, he doesn’t know what the hell he’s talking about. I see shovels in the ground, cranes in the sky. People hard at work rebuilding America together.

The president showcased $8.2 billion in new federal funding for 10 major passenger rail projects across the country. He also emphasized the fundamental differences between Trump and himself, a sign that his policy speeches are taking an ever greater political bent with the election now roughly 11 months away.

The Democrat said Trump “failed” to deliver on his promises to invest in U.S. infrastructure. Biden countered that his rail funding could help to connect Las Vegas to Los Angeles via high-speed trains before L.A. hosts the summer Olympics in 2028, slashing travel times, helping the environment and creating jobs.


Biden hopes that investment through federal and state partnership programs will help to boost prospects for the long-discussed project, which supporters say could revitalize travel in the American West but critics argue is too costly.

The 218-mile (350.8-kilometer) train route linking Las Vegas and Rancho Cucamonga, California, about 40 miles (65 kilometers) east of downtown Los Angeles, may one day serve more than 11 million passengers annually.

Another electric rail line getting funding has been billed as the nation’s first high-speed route and is eventually planned to traverse California’s Central Valley and extend to San Francisco and on to Los Angeles, with trains reaching up to 220 mph (354 kph).

The funding highlighted by the president won’t be nearly enough to cover the full costs of either project, but signals the Biden administration’s commitment to spurring train travel in a nation that has long celebrated the spirit of fast cars and open highways.

Other train projects getting funding include upgrades to heavily traveled corridors in Virginia and North Carolina, with the eventual goal of linking Richmond and Raleigh by rail. Funding will also go to improvements to a rail bridge over the Potomac River to bolster passenger service in Washington and will cover train corridor upgrades in western Pennsylvania and Maine, while expanding capacity at Chicago’s Union Station, one of the nation’s busiest rail hubs.

The announcement aside, Biden also used his visit to Las Vegas to address this week’s shooting at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, that killed three people and wounded a fourth. Biden again called for Congress to act on an assault weapons ban.

“I’m not going to rest until we do all we can to prevent more families and more communities from being torn apart by gun violence,” Biden said.

The president ended the day in Los Angeles at a fundraiser featuring entertainment industry luminaries.

Friday’s trip was planned before the shooting and Biden’s focus on train service is little surprise for a president who is a big passenger rail advocate. Biden has championed several major federal spending investments in passenger rail travel, including last month when he announced $16 billion in federal investments for rail travel along the busy Northeast Corridor.

During his 36 years as a senator, Biden traveled back and forth from his home in Delaware to Washington daily and says he has logged more than 1 million miles on Amtrak.

Making high-speed rail a reality in California won’t be easy, though, since its first-in-the-U.S. project has long been plagued by extended deadlines and cost overruns.

The plan has been funded by some prior federal grants, as well as a bond fund approved by voters in 2008, and revenue from the state’s cap-and-trade climate program. But that adds up to a total far below the project’s estimated costs, now at more than $100 billion.

California Republicans have long been critical of the project, but even some state Democrats have become more vocal in their skepticism.

Construction and land acquisition is underway in the Central Valley. But Brian Kelly, the project’s CEO, has long said a fresh infusion of federal cash is an important part of advancing the project. The Biden administration had previously signaled support for the project when it restored nearly $1 billion in federal money that the Trump administration tried to revoke.

Asked about rising costs and growing delays on the high-speed line, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg acknowledged in a call with reporters, “They are facing a lot of the challenges that come with being the very first at anything.”

“For all of these projects, we would not be funding them if we did not believe they can deliver,” he said.

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden continued their Los Angeles-area fundraising visit Saturday, while police continued to investigate numerous acts of vandalism by protesters after the president’s appearance at a star-studded fundraiser in Holmby Hills.


President Biden attended a “campaign meeting” at a home on Burk Place in the Trousdale Estates portion of Beverly Hills around midday Saturday, according to the White House. After that, Biden attend a shiva at the residence of Lyn and Norman Lear in honor of the legendary television producer’s death Tuesday at the age of 101.

Biden’s motorcade returned to his hotel at 1:59 p.m., then left at 3:18 p.m. for a campaign meeting at a home in Brentwood, arriving at 3:33 p.m., passing largely supportive pedestrians, mostly waving. One man held up a Palestinian flag and another held up a flag reading “Don’t blame me I voted for Trump.”

On Friday, the president was greeted by celebrities, several California elected officials and a gaggle of “Free Gaza” protesters estimated at 1,000-strong outside the fundraiser in Holmby Hills, where Biden spoke for more than 10 minutes.

The protesters had gathered Friday afternoon to condemn U.S. funding of Israeli military strikes in Gaza with one holding a sign, “No votes for mass murderer.”

“At one point an unlawful assembly and dispersal order was issued due to the protesters’ actions including throwing objects at officers and passing vehicles,” Los Angeles Police Department Chief Michel Moore said in a statement.

“The crowd slowly dispersed and no arrests were made, no use of force and no officers were injured.”,

Protesters tagged several Westwood businesses, Fox11 reported.

Someone spray-painted “Free Gaza” on the wall of an apartment building on Wilshire Boulevard across from Sinai Temple, the Daily News reported. Some of the building’s residents inside threw objects at the crowd, according to the Daily News.

“The LAPD is aware of the acts of vandalism that occurred in the Westwood area last night by protesters who marched from an earlier demonstration. The graffiti is being removed today and crime reports have been taken,” the LAPD announced Saturday.

“Unfortunately, given the nature of the crowd coupled with their movements and the incident commander’s concern, the group would attempt to enter the nearby freeway, the department was unable to immediately identify the individuals responsible,” police continued.

“The LAPD is actively investigating these crimes. While the LAPD fully supports 1st Amendment rights for peaceful demonstrations, we will not tolerate violence or vandalism of any kind.”

Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Torrance, whose district includes Westwood, condemned the vandalism.

“The anti-Semitic acts and vandalism in Westwood are despicable. There is no `context’ in which anti-Semitism is acceptable. It is vile, repugnant and abhorrent,” Lieu wrote on X. “I urge law enforcement to investigate and prosecute to the fullest extent of the law.”

Beverly Hills Councilmember Lili Bosse wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter, Saturday: “Spray painting disgusting Jew Hatred graffiti on private property in Westwood last night, Hate chants while marching, So much for a `Peaceful Rally’ How is this much hate ok by so many? S.I.L.E.N.C.E is speaking VERY loud.”

Bosse is the daughter of Holocaust survivors.

Jill Biden is also hitting the trail in the Southland this weekend, appearing at a campaign fundraising event Saturday at NeueHouse Hollywood hosted by Matthew Crowley and Martha Leon De La Barra, global vice president of construction NeueHouse at CultureWorks Group

The first lady was introduced by actress Connie Britton and spoke for 11 minutes to an audience of about 100.

“I wish that this election were about simple policy differences. I wish it were about differences of character or merit. But fundamentally, what this election will be about is democracy,” she said.