President Biden repeated a tale about an encounter with the Amtrak conductor friend for the seventh time
Biden, 79, was speaking at the launch of the Additive Manufacturing Forward initiative in Ohio with Senators Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman when he recalled the encounter with train worker Angelo Negri.
He appears to shift the date of the meeting from his last retelling, where he claimed it occurred in 2015, to prior to the death of his mom in January 2010, when he or she was Vice President.
Negri retired being an Amtrak conductor in 1993, according to his 2014 obituary . That is long before Biden was elected vice president in 2008. In one re-telling, Biden claimed to have hit the landmark in 2015 – annually after Negri’s death.
On Saturday, Biden opened the story by addressing Brown in particular: ‘ You’d get a kick out of this, Sherrod. ‘
‘ I was – the key Service doesn’t like me taking the train because it stops too many places, ‘ he said. ‘ And so I was riding home though to see my friend who was living with me because she was in hospice. ‘
‘ And on a Friday, a guy named Angelo Negri, a conductor, senior conductor, walked upward and said, ‘ Joey, baby! ‘ – snapped up my cheek. I though he was gonna capture him. He goes, ‘ Joey! ‘ I stated, ‘ Ang! ‘ I said, ‘ He’s okay, he’s a friend. ‘ True story. ‘