But when apologizing for lying, it’s best not to double down.
Reminds me of the time I was on death row . . .
Crazy Uncle Joe has finally – and we mean FINALLY – admitted he wasn’t arrested in South Africa after all. This lame mea culpa comes after he told the story three times on the campaign trail in South Carolina.
Joe Biden admitted Friday that he was not arrested when he tried to visit Nelson Mandela in his South African prison.
He walked back the much-scrutinized claim on CNN, saying instead that he was separated from members of the Congressional Black Caucus by ‘Afrikaners with guns.’
‘I wasn’t arrested, I was stopped. I was not able to move where I wanted to go,’ he said, when asked directly if it was true he had been arrested.
He also changed the location of where the incident happened, having at first claimed it was ‘on the streets of Soweto,’ moving it to an unnamed airport. And he dropped a claim that he was with ‘our UN ambassador’ at the time.
Instead he said Friday that it was at an airport suggesting either Johannesburg, near the South African capital, or Cape Town, close to the island prison where Mandela was held by the apartheid regime.
“I was with a black delegation, the CBC, the Congressional Black Caucus. They had me get off a plane,” he said. “The Afrikaners got on in their short pants and their guns. Lead me off first and moved me in a direction totally different. I turned around and everybody, the entire black delegation, was going another way. “
“What they finally did was, they decided they’re not going to let the black delegation go through a black door, I’m not going to go through a white door, they finally took us through – if my memory serves me – to a restaurant.”
Got that? “I wasn’t arrested. I think they took me to a restaurant.”
Reminds me of a time I was on death row. It was – if my memory serves me – in a Taco Bell.