Fact checkers cannot verify Biden claim of arrest in Africa going to see Mandela

Just The News—Fact-checkers for two of the country’s most venerable newspapers say they cannot find evidence to support Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s recent campaign trail story about getting arrested in South Africa while trying to see Nelson Mandela.

“This day, 30 years ago, Nelson Mandela walked out of prison and entered into discussions about apartheid,” Biden said two weeks ago while campaigning in South Carolina. “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 see him on Robbens Island.” 

The New York Times and The Washington Post have examined the claim extensively and concluded that it doesn’t pass a stress test, that it has a hard time even going for a jog. read more

20 Comments on Fact checkers cannot verify Biden claim of arrest in Africa going to see Mandela

  1. Joe Biden has plagiarized again. This time his entire life, as in WALTER MITTY.

    Look for Joe Biden Mitty on the ballot.

  2. A blind man wandering around in the dessert with a divining rod has better odds of finding water than finding a fact with Biden! Some people have compared him to Jeff Dunham’s “Walter”. He’s actually proving to be more like Walter Mitty! Look for a book in the near future: “The Secret Life of Jackass Joe”

  3. Blasey Ford Biden, like Blasey Ford Warren, goes back to the pre-internet/smart phone era, where you can be anybody, you can smear anybody, and nobody can disprove what is indelible in your hippocampus.

  4. Just read that Joe claimed half the US pop has been wiped out by guns. Since 2007. Does anyone know if this can be verified??

  5. Here’s the deal!
    Here’s the deal!

    Uhh .. I din’t not say that I was arrested in going tho sele Mandela – I was arrested for showing my Mangina to the little girls of south Amm … Afrika.
    Y’see? So …… therefore ….. uh …… Winnie and me ……. well, let’s jst let it go at that!

  6. Need the Bull**** sound Leon Cooperman said today on CNBC Squawk Box battling Chamath. Cooperman was talking about Elizabeth Warren.

  7. @ meyou
    I read that last night on Liberty Daily and it’s true. I was going to send it to the bullpen but my phone wouldn’t behave.

  8. Toenex – What’s true?? Half the US pop has been wiped out by guns since 2007???
    So In 2018, the US murder rate was 5.0 per 100,000, for a total of 15,498 murders.
    Lets assume for discussion purposes that every year was the same. 15,498 X 12 years is 185,976.
    And remember, that’s all murders, not just murders by guns!
    How is that anywhere near HALF the US population???

  9. Fact checkers unable to determine how many D cells have to be put in Biden’s cranium to allow him to almost read a teleprompter for two hours…


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