While in London for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral, President Biden claimed that the Queen reminded him of his mother.
After signing condolences book, Biden reflects on Queen Elizabeth. Explains why she reminded him of his mother: "The way she touched when she leaned over. She had that look like 'Are you OK? Anything I can do for you? What do yo you need? Make sure you do what you're supposed to" pic.twitter.com/A4G3WQlv6H
— Howard Mortman (@HowardMortman) September 18, 2022
This isn’t the first time old Joe made this claim.
In 2021 while in the UK for the G-7 summit, Biden said the same thing to reporters after he and Jill Biden met with the Queen at Windsor Castle:
"I don’t think she’d be insulted but she reminded me of my mother. In terms of the look of her and just the generosity".
— ITV News (@itvnews) June 13, 2021
But according to a February 2022 article in The Guardian, Joe Biden once talked about how much his mother despised Queen Elizabeth II.
According to the article, Georgia Pritchett, the former executive producer of HBO’s comedy “VEEP,” said Biden had once told her that his mother hated England so much that she once slept on the floor of her hotel room rather than risk sleeping in the same bed in which Queen Elizabeth II had previously slept.
Apparently, old Joe wanted to play up his Irish roots in his discussion with Pritchett, who is British. So he recounted the time his Irish mother stayed in a UK hotel where the Queen once stayed. So appalled by the fact that the Queen had stayed there, Joe claimed his mother chose to sleep on the floor just in case the bed the Queen slept in was the one in her room.
Unless Joe Biden thinks the Queen was an embittered old hag who would go to such extraordinary lengths to inconvenience herself out of a personal grievance, how exactly does Queen Elizabeth II remind him of his mother?