A photo of Joe Biden in a lifeguard chair taken during his bizarre Corn Pop speech has been circulating on social media.
— Jen Psaki (@jrpsaki) June 26, 2017
Joe Biden Versus Corn Pop
The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee made waves when he went on a weird tangent about a black Delaware gang leader named “Corn Pop” and his experiences with him.
In 2017, Biden went back to a public swimming pool where he was a lifeguard over 50 something years ago during a ceremony to rename the pool after him.
The pool, now known at Joseph R Biden Sr. Aquatic Center, honored the former vice president because he said it was the location that influenced his views on race.
“I wanted to get more involved,” Biden told The News Journal. “I’d turn on the television and see and listen to Dr. King, but I didn’t know any black people. So, I wanted to work here.”
Something Doesn’t Add Up
He has faced scrutiny over his story of the Corn Pop incident in 1962 and many have questioned the truth of the matter.
“I owe you an apology,” Biden told Corn Pop, as he recalled in his 2007 autobiography, “Promises to Keep.” “I should have never called you Esther Williams. That was wrong. And in front of all your friends, I sincerely apologize. But if you bounce on the board like that again, I’m still going to throw you out.”
In Biden’s story, CornPop was a “bad dude” who “ran a bunch of bad boys”, came armed with a straight-razor and backed by other gang members. He was supposedly threatening to “cut” Biden.
Democrats Try and Shield Biden
The Democrat has been called out for being notably mentally unstable at times and his bizarre rants have led the Democratic Party to attempt to do damage control.
Tales of Corn Pop and other crazy "Uncle Joe" stories would be just the beginning.
A 2-part video, outlining just one of the outlandish tales told by Joe Biden.
Say NO to Joe.
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— Don Purser 🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@DGPurser) August 22, 2020
His longwinded rants and unsubstantiated stories have led many to question his ability to even be in the public eye, let alone be in the highest office in the United States.