Biden Says ‘Poor Kids are Just as Bright and Just as Talented as White Kids’

The Trump campaign immediately pounced on the 2020 Democratic candidate's awkward remark, which he quickly clarified

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Former Vice President and 2020 Democratic candidate Joe Biden told a crowd in Iowa Thursday that “poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids," an awkward moment that came during a conversation about discrimination faced by low income students, NBC News reported. 

“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 said during a town hall in Des Moines. 

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

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