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Even CNN and the New York Times have called BS
During a rousing Labor Day speech in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, President Joe Biden falsely claimed that he was "very engaged" in the civil rights movement in the 1960s — a bogus story he has repeated so many times that "advisers" have had to "gently remind" him that he's lying. Even CNN and the New York Times have called BS on Biden's repeatedly debunked claim to civil rights fame.
"I got very engaged in — in my case, the civil rights movement. And — and as a kid, I was — I worked a lot in the movement at work. And I got deeply involved in the Democratic Party, because the Democratic Party in Delaware was a southern Democratic Party then," Biden said during his speech on Monday.
\u201cJOE BIDEN: "I got very engaged in my case in the civil rights movement. As a kid, I worked a lot in the movement."\n\nThis is a lie that has been repeatedly debunked.\u201d— RNC Research (@RNC Research) 1662414831
On “The Rubin Report" Tuesday, BlazeTV host Dave Rubin shared a clip of CNN’s Jake Tapper in 2019 debunking Biden's claims about having marched in the civil rights movement.
\u201cCNN's Jake Tapper: Joe Biden lied to voters when he claimed he marched in the civil rights movement.\u201d— RNC Research (@RNC Research) 1662414831
"[Biden] lied to voters, according to the New York Times ... about having marched in the civil rights movement," Tapper said before playing a clip of Biden making the false claim as far back as 1987, which Biden debunked himself the same year.
\u201cHere is Joe Biden in 1987: \n\n\u201cI was not an activist...I was not out marching. I was not down in Selma. I was not anywhere else.\u201d \nhttps://t.co/ijty46nY83\u201d— RNC Research (@RNC Research) 1662414831
Tapper went on the share a quote from the 2019 New York Times article:
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 remarked.
It was also really weird when Biden claimed in January to have been "arrested" during the civil rights movement, saying "Seems like yesterday, the first time I got arrested — anyway."
\u201cDid Joe Biden just claim he was arrested during the civil rights movement? That never happened.\u201d— RNC Research (@RNC Research) 1641938106
And in September 2021, Biden weirdly lied about coming "out of the civil rights movement."
\u201cDuring an event today, Joe Biden again lied and claimed that he came "out of the civil rights movement" in Delaware during the 1960s\n\nBiden made this up and has repeated it multiple times over the years\n\nIt's simply not true\u201d— Zach Parkinson (@Zach Parkinson) 1630608868
And here are a few more examples of Biden spinning tall tales about his civil rights activism, which he swears was "for real ... not a joke."
Joe Biden Faces Questions Over Claims of Civil Rights Activismyoutu.be
Then there's this montage of a whole bunch of other really, really weird lies from Biden's "doomed" 1988 presidential campaign.
\u201cStumbled across this montage from the doomed Biden \u201888 campaign and I\u2019m crying at the McLaughlin Group reactions at the end.\u201d— Jimmy (@Jimmy) 1653271961
Seems like Uncle Joe has had a little problem with serial lying for a really, really long time.
Rubin suggested that Biden may have been remembering his "mentor" and "friend" Democratic Senator and KKK member Robert Byrd when he said he got deeply involved in the civil rights movement back when "the Democratic Party in Delaware was a southern Democratic Party."
\u201cFLASHBACK: 10 years ago today Joe Biden delivered a eulogy for Senate segregationist and former KKK "Exalted Cyclops" leader Robert Byrd. \n\nHe called him a "mentor," a "guide," and a "friend." \n\nByrd once led a KKK chapter with 150 members.\u201d— Trump War Room (@Trump War Room) 1593708614
Rubin also talked about the continued fallout from Biden’s divisive “MAGA Republicans” speech, Fox News' Peter Doocy catching Biden in a lie about his own comments, and White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre doubling down on Biden’s talking points. Watch the video below. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.
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