Joe Biden has claimed for DECADES that he marched during the civil rights movement.
And while this claim has been disputed ever since he first made it in 1987…he’s still making it.
Even though he was told not to by his own people.
Jake Tapper and his Democrat squad shared a few laughs over it:
A CNN panel laughs at Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden over him repeatedly lying to voters by falsely claiming that he marched during the civil rights movementpic.twitter.com/xZm3TxK9Gh
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“When I marched in the civil rights movement, I did not march with a 12-point program,” Biden told a New Hampshire audience in 1987. “I marched with tens of thousands of others to change attitudes. And we changed attitudes.”
Nope, he didn’t.
Jake Tapper reminded his panel of what the New York Times had previously reported: “More than once, advisers had gently reminded Mr. Biden of the problem with this formulation: He had not actually marched during the civil rights movement. And more than once, Mr. Biden assured them he understood — and kept telling the story anyway.”
“That is really, really weird,” Tapper followed up with an awkward chuckle.
SURE. “Weird” is one word for it.
I’m SURE he’d be laughing if a REPUBLICAN lied about the same thing, right?
CNN Senior White House correspondent Jeff Zeleny replied: “When he gets very comfortable out on the stump speaking and other things, he has tended to embellish. He has tended to, you know, make things sound slightly rosier than they are.”
Yeeeeah. They’re taking it SO easy on him. He’s not embellishing. Biden is peddling a repeatedly disproven lie.
“His aides have went back to say, look, he was in office marching for the idea of civil rights, but was not actually marching in the streets. But that would not fly as much.” They all giggle again, because this is clearly “hilarious.”
“That’s not what the word marching means,” Tapper adds. “I know, you’re just telling what they said.”
No. That is NOT what marching means. Everyone here realizes he’s LYING – they’re just hesitant to go all the way with the probable Democratic nominee.
I’ve got to say, I’m surprised they even brought it up.