Editor’s note: This post has been updated. See below.

As we told you earlier, the Washington Post issued a correction after falsely claiming that Native American activist Nathan Phillips served in the Vietnam War. Here it is again ICYMI:

However, National Review’s Kyle Smith points out that Phillips also claimed he was a Vietnam veteran in an interview with CNN:

Here’s the exchange:

CNN: Let me ask you about what happened to you. These boys in the middle of this group and you find yourself surrounded. How did that happen and what did that feel like as a person standing there face to face with a young man who seems to be staring at you or glaring at you? How would you describe that moment?

Phillips: When I was there and I was standing there and I seen that group of people in front of me and I seen the angry faces and all of that, I realized I had put myself in a really dangerous situation. Here’s a group of people who were angry at somebody else and I put myself in front of that, and all of a sudden, I’m the one whose all that anger and all that wanting to have the freedom to just rip me apart, that was scary. And I’m a Vietnam veteran and I know that mentality of “There’s enough of us. We can do this.”

As Smith notes, Phillips “actually linked his supposed service in the Vietnam War to what happened on Friday”:

Update:

Apparently CNN’s transcript of its interview with Phillips is incorrect:

More from NRO’s Smith on all of this:

Editor’s note: We’ve updated our headline from, “TRANSCRIPT: Nathan Phillips claimed to be a Vietnam veteran in CNN interview”

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