Biden Has Senior Moment, Makes Racist Comments About Kids
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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden had a senior moment this week and made an incredibly racist statement about children.
During a campaign stop Thursday in Iowa, the former vice president told the crowd that “poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids.”
"We should challenge students in these schools and have advanced placement programs in these schools,” Biden said. “We have this notion that somehow if you’re poor, you cannot do it. Poor kids are just as bright, just as talented, as white kids."
After catching himself and perhaps realizing what he had just said, he added, “wealthy kids, black kids, Asian kids. No, I really mean it, but think how we think about it.”
Joe Biden slip-up in Iowa tonight.— Andrew Clark (@AndrewHClark) August 9, 2019
"Poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids."
Yikes...have fun mitigating that one. pic.twitter.com/m2VxZbnFHF
Making matters even worse, the crowd was mostly packed with Asian and Hispanic voters, who heard Biden say "poor kids are just as bright" as white children.
This also comes as Biden has been calling President Donald Trump a "racist" who is "fanning the flames of white supremacy."
Yet, Biden just implied that minority children are not as smart as white children.
The 2020 election is still a long ways out, but Biden's 2020 campaign has not gotten off to the smoothest start.
Earlier this week, a new poll from the key primary state of New Hampshire found that Biden still leads the packed Democratic field, but Sens. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts have caught up with the former VP.
Late last month, Biden came under fire for praising segregationist Democratic senators and boasted about working with them during his time in the U.S. Senate.
During a speech to a mostly black audience in Sumter, South Carolina, Biden apologized for his comments being "hurtful," but did not say it was wrong to work with them.
Before that, the former VP suggested starting a "real physical revolution" and using "brass knuckles" if the Republican-controlled Senate won't pass his agenda as commander-in-chief.
While addressing the Poor People’s Campaign, moderator and MSNBC host Joy Reid asked Biden how he would get his proposals through a GOP-led Senate.
Before that, he found himself in hot water again for plagiarizing a slogan from Michael Avenatti, the anti-Trump lawyer who briefly flirted with a 2020 run of his own before being indicted on multiple charges.
During a rally in Iowa, Biden said: “He says, ‘let's make America great again.’ Let's make America America again.”
Avenatti has used that slogan in public at least four times in the past year.
Biden's campaign also got busted last month for copying language for his environmental plan word-for-word from environmental nonprofits without attribution.
Since he announced his 2020 run back in April, four women have come forward and accused the former vice president of inappropriately touching them and pulling them in close to rub noses.