President Biden bragged that he personally called a Pennsylvania hospital emergency room to know “what the situation was” after a friend’s wife failed to receive immediate care because the waiting room was so backed up.
Biden said Thursday he intervened after a “good friend” called him Wednesday night to say he’d rushed his partner to the hospital because she was having trouble breathing and had a high fever.
“They got her into the hospital, but the waiting room was so crowded, things were so backed up, they couldn’t even get her to be seen initially,” Biden said during a speech in Illinois promoting the COVID-19 vaccine.
“So, because I knew this person, I called. I called the desk, the receiving nurse, and asked what the situation was.
“And to make a long story short, it took a while because all of the — not all — the vast majority of the emergency rooms and the docs were occupied taking care of COVID patients.”