By now, it’s no secret that Democratic President Joe Biden is fond of both going off script and telling less-than-truthful tales. And his most recent instance of this is a whopper for sure.
While speaking at a League of Conservation Voters dinner in Washington on Wednesday, Biden announced that he had plans to build a new railroad, one stretching from the US all the way across both the Pacific and Indian Oceans.
Bold initiative, Mr. President https://t.co/1cNmf0baFj
— Jason Chaffetz (@jasoninthehouse) June 15, 2023
Yes, he literally said that.
“We have plans to build a railroad from the Pacific all the way across the Indian Ocean.” Then he said he wants to build “in Angola one of the largest solar plants in the world.”
As usual, no one could tell if he was kidding or dead serious. He certainly seemed to be the latter.
However, the crowd laughed anyway, perhaps out of sheer discomfort.
Naturally, the whole idea is rather preposterous, if not really ambitious.
— DeSantis War Room 🐊 (@DeSantisWarRoom) June 15, 2023
As an AI-generated response to the plan rather bluntly points out, both the Pacific and Indian Oceans are massive bodies of water. And at present, “there is no technology or methods available to construct a traditional railroad across such a vast ocean.”
— Tom Osman (@tomosman) June 15, 2023
Then, there is, of course, the fact that those oceans pose serious problems to maintaining such a project. Will they be able to withstand typhoons, hurricanes, and earthquakes?
Plus, keep in mind this is the same administration that can’t even seem to manage landlocked railroads such as the ones going through Ohio. Not that Ohio’s are any worse off than any elsewhere in the nation. All across the country, our railroads are falling apart.
And yet, Biden’s proposing we build one that spans the oceans…
It’s laughable, indeed.
— Brian Doherty (@BDOH) June 15, 2023