Biden Gaffe: Poor Kids Are "Just As Bright As White Kids"

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Gaffe-prone former Vice President Joe Biden made perhaps the worst verbal slip-up of his career Thursday night at a gathering of mostly minority voters in Iowa.

"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 told the crowd during a town hall hosted by the Asian & Latino Coalition in Des Moines.





After a brief pause, he tried to clarify, adding: "wealthy kids, black kids, Asian kids. No, I really mean it, but think how we think about it."

The Trump campaign was quick to capitalize on Biden's comments, with Andrew Clark, the campaign's rapid response director, tweeting: "yikes... have fun mitigating that one" as he forwarded the video.

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