Oh Brother! Biden Claims He Was a Victim of Apartheid in South Africa

All it would take is one quick look at just about any poll, national or otherwise, to tell you former Vice President and current White House hopeful Joe Biden is on a slippery downward spiral. Once the clear frontrunner and most electable candidate, he now struggles to stay in second place behind Vermont Senator and ever candidate Bernie Sanders, thanks to his fondness for telling tall tales.

It was believed that his lack of support in both Iowa and New Hampshire didn’t really matter because when it came to the minority vote, he had it pretty much in the bag. And as we all know, the first two states tend to be a light on diversity.

However, the next two are anything but. Nevada has a large Hispanic population, and South Carolina’s black community rivals it. Therefore, the Biden campaign had it on proper authority that when it came to these states, Sanders would drop, and he would rise.

But that isn’t exactly what happened.

When Nevada’s Democratic caucuses convened on February 22, Sanders showed he had much more of the minority vote than previously expected. He came in with 46 percent of the overall vote and 72 percent of the Hispanic vote. Meanwhile, Biden only had 11 percent.

And it is this evident drop in minority support that has led to a whole new string of blunders on the former V.P.’s part.

According to multiple sources, including the New York Times, Biden is now claiming that he was arrested during South Africa’s apartheid while trying to visit none other than Nelson Mandela.

Biden told voters, “This day, 30 years ago, Nelson Mandela walked out of prison and entered into discussions about apartheid. 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 Robbens Island.”

According to the Times, Biden stated this while talking to a crowd of potential voters in South Carolina recently. And he made similar claims while in Nevada speaking at a black history awards ceremony.

However, as anybody who spent any quality time in history or geography class knows, there are a few problems with Biden’s story.

Mandela was indeed imprisoned on Robben Island (note the lack of an “s”) in South Africa.  And Biden did, in fact, go to South Africa in the 1970s. However, this if off the coast of Cape Town, not Soweto, which, as several social media users have pointed out, is nearly 900 miles away from Robben Island.

Furthermore, Andrew Young, who was the U.N. ambassador for the U.S. at the time, doesn’t have the same memories of the trip. He told the Times, “No, I was never arrested, and I don’t think he was either.”

At the time, Biden was a senator from Delaware, and as Young stated, it would have been highly unlikely for a U.S. congressman to have been arrested in South Africa. He said, “Now, people were being arrested in Washington. I don’t think there was ever a situation were congressmen were arrested in South Africa.”

You’d think if this actually happened, someone would remember it. But nobody does. And, naturally, arrest records for South Africa are not exactly the most accessible here in the U.S.

The Times brings up another valid point as well. If such a thing did occur, why is this the first time we are hearing of it? Why wouldn’t Biden have used it before now? Surely, it would have been relevant in at least one of his many political campaigns over the years.

“But if Mr. Biden, then a United States senator from Delaware, was in fact arrested while trying to visit Mr. Mandela, he did not mention it in his 2007 memoir when writing about a 1970s trip to South Africa, and he has not spoken of it prominently on the 2020 campaign trail. A check of available news accounts by the New York Times turned up no references to an arrest.”

The general consensus is that this is something Biden has recently thought up in an attempt to get more of the black vote he is apparently losing back. But as we can already see from Nevada’s results, it isn’t working. And with as many flaws as there are in the story, it’s unlikely to help anywhere else either.

41 thoughts on “Oh Brother! Biden Claims He Was a Victim of Apartheid in South Africa

  1. Plagarizing again Joe? Didn’t you try this once before when you ran for President the first time and lost because of it?

  2. Old Joe, remember you can go to hell for lying. SHAME SHAME SHAME
    Maybe you would like to have Pete “The rump ranger” Buttigieg run his fingers through your hairy legs. You Putz

  3. Joe Biden is nothing but a liar. This is only one of many lies he has said and not to mention the lies regarding what he has done for his son hunter. The democrates go against president trump for everything but they sweep it under the carpet anything the lying democrates do. It is absolutey a discrete what these cry baby dems are doings

  4. Biden will continue to lie about things as long as the lies get him some votes. He is a typical “yankee” politician, who will say anything.

  5. And I remember ducking sniper fire as I ran to the limo right past the gathering of little girls holding flowers just as those brutish SA soldiers got finished mowing down black diamond miners protesting their horrible working conditions of having to wear car tires around their necks and blow out the burning gasoline flames. It was awful, my black african-american voter friends, but I remembered corn pop and his admiration for my golden leg hairs he stroked as I sat on the lifeguard chair and I shooed away the soldiers.

    1. And Nelson Mandela was no Nelson Mandela. HE was the one putting those gasoline-filled car tires around political opponents necks, lighted, of course. He was a prototypical communist guilty of filthy crimes his entire career until locked away.How he was not executed, no-one can explain to me.

  6. WOW! . . . Joe’s GOOFY GAFFEs are better than a sitcom! I wouldn’t vote for Mr. Dementia here , WHY NOT pull up a chair and watch – It’s getting better. Unfortunately, he’ makes more sense than the REST of them, since the Democratic Party believes in Socialism/Communism, and all things ANTI American. Of course, he does TOO, but not to as BAD a degree as the REST of them. Don’t vote for ANY of these Democrats if you VALUE your country. They’re funny, but DANGEROUS. Team Trump and his allies 2020.

  7. I’m so sorry for your plight during Apartheid, Creepy Joe; I had no idea that you were a Negro.
    Furthermore, the only way that you were ever arrested visiting Nelson Mandela is if he pressed charges against you for fondling his underage daughters while he was imprisoned.
    If you seem so desperate to solicit the Minority vote, perhaps you should tell us the tale of how hard Massah made you work picking that there cotton, in “them ol’ cotton fields back home”, which is a blatant lie since you have never worked a day of you life, other that in politics.
    Give it up, you doddering old bastard; even Superman could not save your campaign.

  8. Why all the sarcasm and doubt? Joe is a straight shooter and I can vouch for him. We flew together in a secret CIA spy mission, piloting a supersonic two-seat experimental jet over Chernobyl. We were attacked by two MiGs and after downing one were forced to eject. As we hung helplessly in our shoots, the second MiG took a run at us — that is when Joe pulled out his military issue 45 and shot the bastard down with a single shot.

  9. Under Obama, Joe was not an exceptional VP, and now that we have learned about the Ukraine monies he and son falsely made, I guess he was flying low on radar so as not bring any attention to himself. He definitely is not a man that SHOULD EVER BE PRESIDENT!! His moral code is less than acceptable.

  10. He will leave the race for the DEMODONKEYS soon.
    He should thereafter check into a hospital where the Doctors can help him with
    “Cranial rectalis ”
    Joe Blow is BRAINDEAD and a FOOL!!

  11. I never in my life of 80 years saw so much bullshit come out of someone mouth as Joe Biden. No wonder Muslim Kenyan Obama made him a VP.

  12. Crazy Uncle Joe is quite possibly the dumbest Senator ever elected. This will make the third time he is running for president, and failed miserably. He’s never been a very smart guy, and now with his advanced age, It’s gotten much worse for him. It is obvious that he is mentally unstable, and his family should intervene and put an end to this fantasy of his becoming the next president of the United States. It is time for crazy uncle Joe to go to a nice senior rest home where he can get the care that he desperately needs.

  13. I don’t think poor ole Joe is lying. He probably thinks that it really happened. And that’s the sad, scary part. Can you imagine what he might say giving a speech at the UN. I shudder to think.

  14. Are people really that stupid to believe anything that comes out of this senile crooked poor excuse for a human being. No wonder Obama won’t endorse him. Well he’s even more crooked then him.

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