"Poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids", Biden said at a different event.
Taking aim at incendiary racial appeals by Trump, Biden said in an interview with a small group of reporters on Tuesday that a president's words can "appeal to the worst damn instincts of human nature", just as they can move markets or take a nation into war.
Team Biden on Friday was grappling with the fallout from his latest verbal blunder, a retelling last week of a heroic account of a USA war hero in Afghanistan.
Citing the strong economy, Trump told voters that if he loses, "your 401 (k), everything is going to be down the tubes", so "you have no choice!"
Barbara Kurz says she's voting for Biden mainly because she thinks he has the best chance of beating Trump.
The apparent misstatements are the latest in a series of gaffes by the 76-year-old Democrat who is seeking his party's nomination to challenge President Donald Trump in 2020. Biden says that afterward, a general wanted him to fly to Afghanistan to pin a Silver Star on the captain, a medal the captain refused."One of his buddies got shot, fell down a ravine about 60 feet".
Indeed, The Post account quoted Staff Sgt. Chad Workman recalling that he received a Bronze Star from Biden at Forward Operating Base Airborne in Wardak province, Afghanistan, on January 11, 2011. "Moderate voters, who have been paying less attention, seem to be expressing doubts about Biden". They tend to think that running for and being president requires energy that aging people often lack.
"You're right. We got to look at agriculture".
Biden appears to be holding down his thirty percent support as it has been for many months.
Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden addresses a crowd at a town hall event at Clinton College on August 29, 2019 in Rock Hill, South Carolina. "The story was that he refused the medal because the fella he tried to save and risked his life saving died", Biden continued. A former Romney 2012 campaign staffer, she was "inconsolable" on Election Night 2016, upset that Trump had won, according to Tim Alberta's recent book American Carnage.
Campaigning in SC on Thursday, Biden did not offer an apology or admit error. Other candidates, though, are likely to try to hold on for another month in the hope that they might qualify for the fourth debate in October, which has basically the same criteria as the third debate.
Trump himself has eagerly seized on the slip-ups. "And a couple of times, Mr. Biden assured them he understood - and kept telling the story anyway".
Last December Biden acknowledged his shortcoming, but turned it into a knock against the president.
There were three other Democrats - Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, billionaire Tom Steyer and author Marianne Williamson - who said they had met the fundraising threshold, but won't be onstage in the September debate because they didn't hit the polling minimum to qualify.
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