You can’t make this stuff up – although it very much looks like Jeremy Corbyn just did.
Jeremy Corbyn has said he was present but not involved at a wreath-laying ceremony for members of the group that carried out the Munich Olympics massacre, who were killed in Paris in 1992.
The Labour leader, on a campaign trip to Walsall in the West Midlands, was responding to a question from journalists following a front-page report in the Daily Mail that he was at the controversial event in Tunisia in 2014.
Corbyn said “a wreath was indeed laid” for “some of those who were killed in Paris in 1992” and added, in response to a question: “I was present at that wreath-laying, I don’t think I was actually involved in it.”
He added: “I was there because I wanted to see a fitting memorial to everyone who has died in every terrorist incident everywhere.
“Because we have to end it. You cannot pursue peace by a cycle of violence, the only way you can pursue peace [is] by a cycle of dialogue.”
Jeremy Corbyn admits he was present at a wreath-laying memorial for Palestinian activists thought to have been behind the murder of Israeli Olympic athletes in 1972.
— Sky News Politics (@SkyNewsPolitics) August 13, 2018
And note the second part of his excuse:
“I was there because I wanted to see a fitting memorial to everyone who has died in every terrorist incident everywhere.
He seems to be suggesting the terror masterminds behind Munich died in terrorist incidents and deserved a “fitting memorial” (I don’t seem to recall Corbyn ever visiting the graves of their victims, though).
It’s no wonder he has rotten teeth. That’s the result of having your foot in your mouth so often.
Here’s hoping his chances of ever becoming UK Prime Minister are as dead as the terrorists to which he was paying his respects.