Biden Recalls Fighting Off Gangster as the Only White Lifeguard

  • 09/15/2019 12:00 AM
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
One African American journalist is highly critical of a story Joe Biden has told over the years, where the aging vice president said he stood up to a switch blade-wielding black gang leader in the early 1960s. 

The Washington Examiner further reports:
 

Biden has regaled audiences with parts of the story several times, which he claims took place when he was a lifeguard at a predominantly black pool in Wilmington, Delaware. He remembers how when he kicked a local gang leader named "Corn Pop" out of the pool for violating the rules, Biden was warned that Corn Pop was going to be waiting for him after work with a switchblade.

Biden said he prepared himself by wrapping a metal chain around his arm. Corn Pop was waiting by Biden's car "with three guys and straight razors. Not a joke.”

“And I looked at him, but I was smart then, I said first of all, I said when I tell you to get off the board you get off the board, and I’ll kick you out again, but I shouldn’t have called you Esther Williams, I apologize for that," Biden said, revealing Corn Pop was stunned by the apology and decided to not attack him.

Michael Harriot, a writer for the Root, said via Twitter that Biden's story was not believable.


Harriot's thread is definitely worth a look.

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