There's an old saying that goes, "If you let a person talk long enough, they will reveal their true intentions." Presidential frontrunner Joe Biden, who has dubbed himself the "gaffe machine", made another Freudian slip while speaking to voters in Iowa on Thursday.
Biden raised eyebrows during his speech at an Asian and Latino Coalition town hall in Des Moines, when he seemed to imply that all minority children are poor.
Biden told the crowd made up of mostly Asian and Hispanics voters that "poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids."
While discussing America's failing public schools, Biden said, "We should challenge students in these schools and have advanced placement programs in these schools. 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."
He quickly realized his error and added, "Wealthy kids, Black kids, Asian kids..."
Biden's slip-up occurred just hours after he said President Trump "encourages white supremacists."
It was yet another insensitive gaffe by the senator from Delaware who fought hard against school busing in the 1970s.
In a tense exchange with California Senator Kamala Harris at a recent Democratic debate, Biden said, "I did not oppose busing in America. What I opposed is busing ordered by the Department of Education."
President Trump's re-election campaign was quick to take advantage of Biden's latest slip-up by sharing a video of his speech. "Yikes… have fun mitigating that one," tweeted Trump campaign official Andrew Clark on Thursday.
Watch the video of Biden's speech below.
Joe Biden: "Poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids." pic.twitter.com/YhDSMnoRce
— Trump War Room (@TrumpWarRoom) August 9, 2019
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