(Gateway Pundit) – In perhaps the biggest gaffe of his campaign so far, former Vice President Joe Biden asserted that “poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids,” while speaking in Iowa on Thursday.
Biden was speaking at the Asian & Latino Coalition Town Hall put on by the Asian & Latino Coalition PAC when he made the shocking remark.
“We have this notion that some how if you’re poor you can not do it. Poor kids are just as bright and talented as white kids,” Biden said before pausing, catching himself, and adding “wealthy kids, black kids, Asian kids.”
Joe Biden slip-up in Iowa tonight.
“Poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids.”
Yikes…have fun mitigating that one. pic.twitter.com/m2VxZbnFHF
— Andrew Clark (@AndrewHClark) August 9, 2019
Biden has repeatedly come under fire over his past positions regarding racial issues.
During the first round of Democratic debates, Sen. Kamala Harris took aim at the former VP over his previous stances on civil rights issues — particularly his opposition to busing black students to predominantly white schools.
“I do not believe you are a racist and I agree with you when you commit yourself to the importance of finding common ground,” Harris said to Biden. “But I also believe, and it’s personal and I was actually very — it was hurtful to hear you talk about the reputations of two United States senators who built their reputations and career on the segregation of race in this country.”
Biden also got himself in trouble this time by telling Fox News that “we’ve got to recognize that kid wearing a hoodie may very well be the next poet laureate and not a gangbanger.”
Joe Biden: “We’ve got to recognize that kid wearing a hoodie may very well be the next poet laureate and not a gangbanger.” pic.twitter.com/67HFGjPON8
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 28, 2019
Illegal immigrants have also staged protests at his campaign headquarters over the deportations that took place under the Obama administration.
BREAKING: Immigrants whose loved ones were deported under Obama have occupied @JoeBiden’s campaign office in Philadelphia, demanding an apology + a commitment that he would end all detention and deportation on day 1. #DignityNotDeportation
Watch live: https://t.co/E7O889vK27 pic.twitter.com/lw0uZXcQtd
— Movimiento Cosecha (@CosechaMovement) July 10, 2019
The demonstrators took specific offense to Biden’s response when he was questioned on his mass deportation record during the Democratic Debate.
“He failed to recognize and take responsibility for the pain he caused, saying instead that Obama had done a ‘heck of a job,’” the protesters said in their press release.
Oh, Joe: Biden Confuses Ex-British PM Theresa May with Margaret Thatcher [Again]
Former Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday night mixed up the name of the former British Prime Minister Theresa May with Margaret Thatcher – who left office in 1990.
This is the second time in a matter of months he has found himself struggling to correctly name the leader – current or otherwise – of ally Great Britain.
Biden was addressing global reaction to U.S. President Donald Trump’s after the Charlottesville rallies when he had to catch himself before fully saying “Thatcher.”
Here’s the Biden quote from tonight. He was talking about international reaction to Trump’s comments on the Charlottesville white supremacist rallies. He caught himself before fully saying “Thatcher,” saying “excuse me,” but didn’t replace it with another name. pic.twitter.com/wqbFgITNiy
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) August 9, 2019
In May, Biden made a similar slip, as Breitbart News reported.
Biden, 76, made his gaffe at a fundraising rally in Columbia, South Carolina. While searching for the name of the UK’s then leader, the Daily Express reports he said:
“Margaret Thatcher um, excuse me, Margaret Thatcher – Freudian slip,” Mr. Biden said to growing laughter. “But I knew her too.” He then corrected himself: “The prime minister of Great Britain, Theresa May”
He invoked Mrs. Thatcher’s name when telling donors he had heard from 14 heads of state from around the world – not one of which he named – who’ve voiced concerns to him about President Trump.
That list included Mrs. Thatcher, he alleged, before correcting the “Freudian slip,” saying he was referring to May.
The U.K. head of state is Queen Elizabeth II, not the prime minister.