Well, it wasn’t such a great story anyway. Hillary’s story about landing during sniper fire in Bosnia was a much better one.
But, Biden Campaign, now do “Joe Biden Claims A Whopping 150 Million People Have Been Killed By Guns Since 2007″
Via Daily Wire.
Former Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign finally admitted, Tuesday night, that Biden was not arrested fighting Apartheid in South Africa or agitating for the Nelson Mandela’s release from prison on the “streets of Soweto.”
Instead, a campaign official said Tuesday, Biden was merely “separated” from members of the Congressional Black Caucus while exiting the plane as the Congressional delegation arrived in South Africa for a tour of the country, sometime in the 1970s….
At an event in Columbia, South Carolina, held in early February, Slate noted, Biden highlighted his friendship with Mandela to a crowd of mostly African-American voters — a major demographic in South Carolina and one that will likely determine the outcome of Saturday’s primary. Biden told the crowd that he was “arrested” in South Africa, alongside a United Nations ambassador, demanding to see Nelson Mandela in prison.
This day, 30 years ago, Nelson Mandela walked out of prison and entered into discussions about apartheid,” Biden told the crowd. “I had the great honor of meeting him. I had the great honor of being arrested with our U.N. ambassador on the streets of Soweto trying to get to see him on the island.”
Biden repeated the story “twice more in the next seven days,” according to the New York Times, which dug into the story after noting that Biden had not mentioned being arrested in South Africa before. He even embellished on the story in a final performance, adding that “after [Mandela] got free and became president, he came to Washington and came to my office…He threw his arms around me and said, ‘I want to say thank you.’ I said, ‘What are you thanking me for, Mr. President?’ He said: ‘You tried to see me. You got arrested trying to see me.’”….