Biden says 'poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids'

Democratic presidential candidate and former vice president Joe Biden speaks at a campaign event in Sumter, S.C, on Saturday, July 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WTHR) — Former Vice President Joe Biden told an Iowa crowd that “poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids."

It happened 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,” said Biden.

The former VP quickly followed it up with “wealthy kids, black kids, Asian kids.”

Though the crowd seemed pleased with Biden's remarks, President Trump's 2020 campaign commented via Twitter:

"Yikes...have fun mitigating that one,” Andrew Clark, the campaign’s rapid response director, tweeted.

Biden's Deputy Campaign Manager Kate Bedinfield responded: the former vice president "misspoke and immediately corrected himself during a refrain he often uses to make the point that all children deserve a fair shot, and children born into lower-income circumstances are just as smart as those born to wealthy parents."

The spat between the Biden campaign and the Trump campaign continued through Friday morning.

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