CNN panel laughs at Biden’s 30-year-old embellishments

On Tuesday night, CNN Reporter Jake Tapper and his panel mocked presidential candidate Joe Biden about his 30-year-old claim that he marched during the civil rights movement.

“When he gets really comfortable out on the stump,” CNN reporter Jeff Zeleny told Tapper, “he has tended to embellish.” Biden’s aides said, “he was in office marching for the idea of civil rights.”

Fox News reporter Brie Stimson wrote that Tapper “laughed in response” as he said, “that’s not what the word marching means.”

As the New York Times reminded the public in a recent piece, Biden had to drop out of the 1988 presidential campaign before the Iowa caucus due to this sort of embellishment and some speech plagiarism as well.


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