Idaho lumber company says there is no record of President Joe Biden’s claim on Monday that it gave him his “first job offer” during the Vietnam War .
Speaking at a roundtable in Boise, Idaho, where he was briefed on wildfire efforts by federal and state fire officials at the National Interagency Fire Center, Biden said he and his late ex-wife had previously intended to move into the Idaho because it is such a beautiful state.
He also said he used to chat with former Senator Frank Church, a Democrat from Idaho, about how he was offered a job at the Boise Cascade Company, a product maker. timber and a wholesale distributor of building materials.
“I used to tell Frank Church, I got a – my first job offer, where I wanted – my wife, my late wife and I wanted to move to Idaho because we – not joke – it’s such a beautiful, beautiful condition. And I interviewed for a job at Boise Cascade, “Biden said.
“And during that time, there was a war. Anyway. But the point was, I always used to joke Frank,” Biden added.
Lisa Tschampl, spokesperson for Boise Cascade, told the New York Post that no evidence exists to support Biden’s claim that he was offered a job at their company.
“We have no record of President Biden’s candidacy or his work for the company,” Tschampl said, adding that “we checked our system internally and nothing happened.”
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The spokesperson added that it was possible that records were lost when the company abandoned some of its other projects in recent decades to focus on lumber.
Biden, who has a history of plagiarism and false stories, made headlines earlier this month when he falsely claimed to have visited the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh after the 2019 shooting.