The Jury Talks Back

8/9/2019

Joe Biden: Self-Proclaimed Gaffe Machine Steps In It Again

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dana @ 8:10 am

[gust post by Dana]

Still maintaining his lead in the race for 2020, Joe Biden misspoke yesterday during a speech about leveling the playing field for low-income children. And it was a doozy:

“We have this notion that somehow if you’re poor, you cannot do it. Poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids,” said Biden, who is running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, during a town hall in Des Moines.

He paused, then quickly clarified, “wealthy kids, black kids, Asian kids.”

“No, I really mean it, but think how we think about it,” he said.

While this is nothing new for the self-proclaimed “gaffe machine,” it provided the Trump campaign with an opening, and they took it. Or, as NBC News put it, they pounced:

Note: “Biden’s awkward course-correction came just days after Biden excoriated Trump for having a “toxic tongue” that he said has inflamed the nation’s divisions, saying that he lacked the moral authority to lead America.”

When comparing this to smelling women’s hair and getting handsy, being a gaffe-machine doesn’t seem like that big of a deal.

–Dana

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