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Biden Admits His Claim of Being Arrested During a Visit to Nelson Mandela in Prison Was False

Biden Admits His Claim of Being Arrested During a Visit to Nelson Mandela in Prison Was False

“When I said arrested, I meant, I was not able to move.”

Yes, this is real life and not the Babylon Bee.

After repeatedly claiming he was arrested while visiting Nelson Mandela in prison in 1970, Biden walked it back Friday saying he meant that he was stopped and not actually arrested.

From National Review:

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Friday admitted his claims of being arrested during a visit to Nelson Mandela in prison were false, saying he was only “stopped,” not arrested.

Pressed on his repeated claim that he was “arrested” in the 1970s while a senator from Delaware on a congressional delegation trip to South Africa, Biden backed away from the claim.

“When I said arrested, I meant, I was not able to move. Cops, Afrikaners would not let me go with them, made me stay where I was. I guess I wasn’t arrested, I was stopped, I was not able to move where I wanted to go,” the former vice president said during an interview on CNN.

“Well what I meant to say was, I got off,” Biden said, before adding, “Look, I strongly opposed Apartheid, I was one of the leaders.”

“Here’s the deal. I was with a black delegation, the CDC, the Congressional Black Caucus, they had me get off a plane, the Afrikaners got on in their short pants and their guns, led me off first and moved me in a direction totally different, I turned around and everybody, the entire black delegation was going another way,” Biden said.

“I said ‘I’m not going to go in that door that says white only, I’m going with them,’” he continued. “They said ‘You’re not, you can’t move, you can’t go with them.’ And they kept me there until finally, I decided, it was clear I wasn’t going to move. And so what they finally did, they said okay, they’re not going to make the congressional delegation go through the black door, they’re not going to make me go through the white door, they took us if memory serves me through a baggage claim area up to a restaurant, and they cleared out a restaurant.”


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And people will still vote for him

I wonder who he copied that from?
Sen. Blumenthal maybe?
Tough guy, that Joe, isn’t he? Or maybe just a habitual liar.

These people on the left are the sickest, most corrupt bastards, aren’t they?

The important part of the story being that black Americans pushed back against institutionalized racism while Joe Biden cooled his heels.. since the SA police had no intention of ruffing him up.

Reminds me of that lady that once said she was dodging Bosnian sniper fire getting off of her plane…..

    3manped in reply to jaudio. | February 28, 2020 at 8:14 pm

    And in spite of that highly publicized lie,there were still tens of millions of morons who voted for her for President.What a country!!!!Corona virus a problem?That’s minor compared to rampant stupidity!!

        healthguyfsu in reply to healthguyfsu. | February 29, 2020 at 12:10 am

        You’re not cool unless you take your virus with lime.

        Milhouse in reply to healthguyfsu. | March 1, 2020 at 8:36 pm

        All your link shows is that people are searching for mentions of corona virus and beer together. For instance, people searching for the many memes that were doing the rounds a few weeks ago on this exact topic. Or people wondering whether some other idiots were making such a stupid connection. Especially after CNN reported the absolutely fake news that 38% of respondents to a survey said they would not drink Corona because of the virus. (The actual number was 4%, which is about what you get for any stupid question you ask, from people who think it’s funny or who just want to mess with the pollsters.)

ScottTheEngineer | February 28, 2020 at 8:12 pm

Why did china pay his kid a billion dollars? Anyone know?

A mortician’s shovel ready project.

Joe and Lizzie should get a room and rewrite each other’s history.

If the candidate is a minority and tanks, it’s racism.

If the candidate is female and tanks, it’s sexism.

If the candidate is a minority and female, it’s racism and sexism.

What will Biden’s excuse be?

I was listening to a fox person interview a Biden surrogate,,, Martha? Yes, anyway she asked him about this arrest statement being pretty much a lie… and his answer was, well Trump is the liar. SMH… So the Biden camp are masters at obfuscation… since Joe is in a fog, that is only fitting.
He needs to go home and take a nap.

It will be interesting if Biden wins big in SC as many media and Democrat establishmentarians predict. Biden benefits from a Castro bounce perhaps?

Ask quid pro joe to explain his theme song.

I’m still waiting for Joe to appoint the first black female Senator. I wonder if Joe really meant ‘female.’

Hey, that was “his truth”. If instead he had said that he’s actually a woman, they would have all applauded him for his “courage”.

    healthguyfsu in reply to Toad-O. | February 29, 2020 at 12:14 am

    You jest but another candidate, Lizzie Warren, will try anything. I’m just wondering if she’ll stoop low enough to claim to be transitioning into being a man to go for the woke points.

The bottom line is that if Biden is alive when the nomination of his party takes place, he will win it. The super delegates have already claimed that they will not vote for Sanders. The big problem for Joe is he might forget where the convention is being held.

Correct me if I’m wrong, but the Dems can change the convention rules at any time such that the superdelegates could then for in the first round.

I expect they don’t wanna talk about that yet, but I’ve little doubt that they’ll do it if need be.

And Joe “my brain can’t move” Biden might well get the nomination after all, though I’m still betting on Hillary.

He was briefly detained by police. Same diff.

    Milhouse in reply to DouglasJBender. | March 1, 2020 at 8:42 pm

    If he was detained, yes, but my understanding of his story is that he was never detained, he just couldn’t go to one specific place.

You’re still a liar if you’re too demented to know the difference.

If you don’t believe Joe’s stories, there’s little reason to believe his corrections new stories, either.

Lyin’ Biden said: ” I was with a black delegation, the CDC, the Congressional Black Caucus”.

Huh? CDC= Congressional Black Caucus? If Corn Pop was still alive he’d go upside Joe’s head for that gaffe.

Not false, it was a lie!

If he was actually detained by the police, unable to move, that is arrest. Which would mean he was telling the truth.

But as I understand his story that’s not what happened; he was not detained, and was free to go anywhere he liked except the one place he wanted to go, which was where the black congressmen were going. That is not an arrest. Otherwise anyone who is prevented from crossing a police barricade, or yellow tape, would be “under arrest”.