FOX: President Biden repeated a claim Monday that he was “very engaged” in the civil rights movement during the 1960s — a story that has changed as the president has told it over the years.
Biden said that he worked in the movement “as a kid” during a Labor Day event in Pennsylvania on Monday. The president has repeated the anecdote numerous times during his career despite himself contradicting the claim on at least one occasion.
“I got very engaged — in my case — in the civil rights movement,” Biden remarked. “As a kid, I worked a lot in the movement.”
Last year, during a White House event, Biden said he “came out of the civil rights movement.” A year earlier during a town hall with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, he said he was involved in desegregating restaurants.
However, in 1987, Biden acknowledged that he was not a civil rights activist and never marched during the movement. more