Joe Biden had a gaffe-filled day on Thursday in Iowa during several different events he attended.
He started with a gaffe during the De Moines Register “Soapbox” (see video below) and ended with a doozy during a speech to the Asian and Latino Coalition.
The NY Post reports that Bidden made the gaffe while speaking about education at a town hall with the Asian and Latino Coalition in Des Moines, where he’s campaigning and fundraising for the 2020 Democratic primary.
“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.”
And then this epic blunder:
“Poor kids are just as bright, just as talented, as white 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
Earlier in the day, Biden made another gaffe:
Oh my! Joe Biden rambled on for just 18 of his 20-minute slot at the Des Moines Register’s Political Soapbox today.
To say he struggled is an understatement!
During his speech, he gaffed by saying “We choose truth over facts!”:
It didn’t end there because after Biden spoke he was asked a question about Solyndra and seemed clueless:
The reporter was asking why Biden should be trusted now when he supported energy subsidies for loser companies like Solyndra. Biden looked at the reporter with a blank stare and said “we shouldn’t be supporting ANY of these subsidies.”…Huh?
Biden supported numerous wasteful scam companies under the Obama administration including Solyndra and behaves as if that never happened.
Solyndra burned through $528 million of a $535 million loan guarantee before filing a bankruptcy plan approved in October 2012.
He also lied about what Trump said in Charlottesville:
Andrew Breitbart would be so proud of Joel Pollak because Pollak took it to Joe Biden to ask why he’s lying about what President Trump said about Charlottesville.
During an event called the ‘Political Soapbox’ at the Iowa State Fair, Pollak got the chance to question Biden.
Pollak asked Biden: “Mr. Vice President are you aware that you are misquoting Donald Trump in Charlottesville? He never called neo-Nazis ‘very fine people.'”
Biden shot back: “No, he called all those folks who walked out of that…they were neo-Nazis. Shouting hate, their veins bulging.”
Pollak: “But he said specifically that he was condemning them.”
Biden repeated the lie: “No, he did not. He said, he walked out, and he said…let’s get this straight. He said there were ‘very fine people’ in both groups. They’re chanting antisemitic slogans, carrying flags.”
Pollak is right about what the president said (see video below) and this Politico reporter is no journalist or she would know that President Trump said: “I’m not talking about the neo-Nazis and the white nationalists because they should be condemned totally.” – PDJT speaking about Charlottesville
After the event, Biden’s campaign tried to selectively edit the transcript of what Trump said when they posted a comment on Twitter regarding the encounter with Pollak.
Why did you need to omit this? pic.twitter.com/k26qetCCmu
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) August 8, 2019
They were immediately called out for their lie but Biden repeated the lie AGAIN later in the day:
Joe Biden continues to lie after he was confronted today over his repeated false claim that President Donald Trump called neo-Nazis and white nationalists "very fine people" https://t.co/L85IqTvmEY
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) August 9, 2019
Here’s a great video about what Trump said in his statement about Charlottesville:
This video is very well done by CNN’s @CortesSteve. Trump never said white supremacists in Charlottesville were “very fine people” yet media constantly reports he did. Trump’s far from perfect, but media needs to get this right. Watch it: pic.twitter.com/TIHViwHn1h
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) August 8, 2019
Bravo to Joel Pollak for confronting Biden on his lie!