Biden claims his 'first job offer' came from an Idaho lumber business during the Vietnam War – only for the firm to say it has 'no record' of his application

 US President Joe Biden claimed on Monday he received a 'first job offer' from a lumberjack company in Boise, Idaho - despite there being no records of such an application.

Biden was in Boise to a pay a visit to the National Interagency Fire Center, which is responsible for co-ordinating the States' response to wildfires, as part of a tour of the western states ravaged by recent blazes.

The President claimed that a local lumber and wood company, Boise Cascade, had offered him his first job, and insisted it was a regular topic of discussion between him and Frank Church, the late democratic senator from Idaho.

But company spokeswoman Lisa Tschampl declared Boise Cascade had no record of a job application from Biden, nor any record of him having worked for the company. 

It is the latest in a series of failed memories, inconsistencies and errors made by the 78-year-old President, adding to suspicions that he may not be fit for office.

Biden was in Boise to a pay a visit to the National Interagency Fire Center, which is responsible for co-ordinating the States' response to wildfires

Biden was in Boise to a pay a visit to the National Interagency Fire Center, which is responsible for co-ordinating the States' response to wildfires

Biden claims 'first job offer' came from Idaho firm during Vietnam
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Biden, who is renowned for sharing memories that did not happen, said he spoke with his late senate colleague about his job with the lumber company Boise Cascade

Biden, who is renowned for sharing memories that did not happen, said he spoke with his late senate colleague about his job with the lumber company Boise Cascade

Biden, who has built a reputation for sharing memories that are either inaccurate or wholly false, assured the audience at the National Interagency Fire Center roundtable that he spoke with his late senate colleague about his job with the lumber company.  

'I used to tell Frank Church this, I got a — my first job offer, where I wanted — my wife, deceased wife and I wanted to move to Idaho because we — not a joke — it's such a beautiful, beautiful state. And I interviewed for a job at Boise Cascade,' Biden said.

He added: 'And in the meantime there was a war going on. Anyway. But the whole point was that I used to always kid Frank.'

But Boise Cascade spokeswoman Lisa Tschampl told The New York Post: 'We checked our system internally and nothing has turned up.'


But Boise Cascade spokeswoman Lisa Tschampl told The New York Post: 'We checked our system internally and nothing has turned up.'

But Boise Cascade spokeswoman Lisa Tschampl told The New York Post: 'We checked our system internally and nothing has turned up.'

Biden graduated in 1968 from Syracuse University's law school, and after being deferred from military duty during the Vietnam war due to asthma, he began working in Delaware as a law clerk and public defender before being elected to the US Senate to represent Delaware.

It is therefore unclear at which point the President and his first wife ha intended to move to Idaho, or when Biden could have supposedly interviewed for the company.    

Boise Cascade spokesperson Tschampl went on to say it was possible Biden could have applied for a job in one of the company's ancillary operations in concrete, plastics or textiles, whose records were dropped. 

'We had a diverse portfolio in the 60s and early 70s… so my guess is any records have been purged or transferred for the businesses/projects we are no longer involved in,' she said, but added she 'would not want to speculate about what type of role he may have applied for'.

Biden, who has built a reputation for sharing memories that are either inaccurate or wholly false, assured the audience at the National Interagency Fire Center roundtable that he spoke with his late senate colleague about his job with the lumber company

Biden, who has built a reputation for sharing memories that are either inaccurate or wholly false, assured the audience at the National Interagency Fire Center roundtable that he spoke with his late senate colleague about his job with the lumber company

Biden's latest memory mishap comes less than two weeks after he proclaimed he went to the Tree of Life synagogue after the mass shooting in 2018, but the White House press office later admitted the President had never visited in person.

Biden had told more than a thousand Jewish leaders during a virtual event to celebrate the start of the Jewish High Holidays in early September that he had visited the Tree of Life synagogue after the mass shooting.

'I remember spending time at the - you know, going to the - you know, the Tree of Life Synagogue, speaking with the - just - it just is amazing these things are happening - happening in America,' Biden said.  

But a White House statement later said Biden's comment 'was referring to a call he had with the Tree of Life rabbi in 2019.'

The statement from the White House came after the synagogue's leaders declared Biden did not appear at Tree of Life in person in the aftermath of the deadly shooting spree.  

Barb Feige, executive director of Tree of Life, told the outlet that, 'no,' Biden has never visited the synagogue - either before or after his inauguration as president.

Biden's latest memory mishap comes less than two weeks after he proclaimed he went to the Tree of Life synagogue after the mass shooting in 2018, but the White House press office later admitted the President had never visited in person

Biden's latest memory mishap comes less than two weeks after he proclaimed he went to the Tree of Life synagogue after the mass shooting in 2018, but the White House press office later admitted the President had never visited in person

Tree of Life rabbi Hazzan Jeffrey Myers, pictured, said Biden had called him on his cell phone nearly a year after the massacre but never visited the synagogue

Tree of Life rabbi Hazzan Jeffrey Myers, pictured, said Biden had called him on his cell phone nearly a year after the massacre but never visited the synagogue

Biden claims his 'first job offer' came from an Idaho lumber business during the Vietnam War – only for the firm to say it has 'no record' of his application Biden claims his 'first job offer' came from an Idaho lumber business during the Vietnam War – only for the firm to say it has 'no record' of his application Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 06:38 Rating: 5

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