At least the mainstream propaganda outlets won’t let him get away with everything.
The Washington Post’s fact-checker team gave Joe Biden four Pinocchios for his claim that he was arrested during a civil rights protest.
During a speech in Georgia this week, the cognitively deficient president branded the Capitol protest a “coup” attempt and said he was arrested multiple times while fighting for civil rights.
Did Joe Biden just claim he was arrested during the civil rights movement? That never happened. pic.twitter.com/VcKVS2hrN8
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) January 11, 2022
It’s not the first time he’s said he’s been arrested.
In 2020, Biden infamously claimed he “had the great honor of being arrested” in South Africa when he was “trying to get to see [Nelson Mandela] on Robben Island,” where Mandela was in prison until 1990.
Former U.S Vice President Joe Biden blatantly lies about being arrested in Soweto trying to get to see Nelson Mandela in "Robbens" Island 😂 pic.twitter.com/OWCvy1ZAsX
— KatlehoMK (@KatlehoMK) March 1, 2020
Later, he admitted that it was untrue.
In a shameful exchange, @cnn finally asks @JoeBiden about lying several times about being arrested in South Africa on way to meet Nelson Mandela.
-Biden says he meant "he was not able to move" and he was "stopped"
–@JohnBerman doesn't challenge him, pivots to Trump question pic.twitter.com/ubREcy4boS
— Jordan (@JordanChariton) February 28, 2020
He also said he was arrested for trying to enter an all-female dorm room at Ohio University and for wandering onto the Senate floor as a “star-struck kid.”
Mainstream propaganda outlets say they cannot find evidence that Biden has ever been arrested.
In the Washington Post’s piece, titled, “Biden claims yet another arrest for which there’s little evidence,” the paper’s resident fact-checker, wrote that Biden was “not always a reliable source” when it came to his “exaggerated” stories, and that too many elements of his claim didn’t add up.
Now imagine if Trump had lied about being arrested.
Fact-checkers wouldn’t bother with calling his story “exaggerated,” and he’s probably be impeached somehow as a result.
Biden appeared to be referencing a story he has told several times about a conversation he had with his mother, Catherine Eugenia Biden, in 2008.
Biden at the time was deciding whether he should accept former President Barack Obama’s offer to become his running mate.
Biden’s mother in the story reminded him of the time he went to support a Black family who had purchased a home in a town not far from where the Bidens lived after people in the community protested the family moving in. Biden was a teenager at the time.
Kessler noted that the story has been told several ways, with some referencing him getting “arrested” by the police. Other versions say police brought him home to his parents.
“The president earns Four Pinocchios,”
Author: Sebastian Hayworth
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