President Trump is getting a lot of support from minority communities for a Republican nominee. Joe Biden knowing he is going to need every vote he can get his hands on to stay competitive is trying to shore up his base.
While campaigning last fall for to be the Democrat presidential nominee he a made a little-noticed statement that has now backfired in his face while in South Carolina.
Biden claims he “got started out of an HBCU, Delaware State” when he did not attend the universitypic.twitter.com/LnBOS1wQlT
— Tommy Pigott (@TCPigott) October 26, 2019
The Washington Times looked into Biden’s claim and reported:
Carlos Holmes, director of news service for Delaware State, said that Mr. Biden was never a student, although he has made appearances twice on campus for commencement speeches at the public university in Dover, one of the nation’s historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs).
“Vice President Biden did not attend DSU,” said Mr. Holmes in a Thursday email. “However he was the Commencement keynote speaker in 2003 and , and during the former he was awarded an honorary doctoral degree.”
Mr. Biden made the claim ahead of the South Carolina Democratic primary during a town hall held Oct. 26, 2019, at historic Wilson High School in Florence, which was founded in 1866 by the Freedmen’s Bureau for Black children seeking an education.
“I got started out of an HBCU, Delaware State — now, I don’t want to hear anything negative about Delaware State,” Mr. Biden told the audience, drawing laughter, as shown on video. “They’re my folks.”
Biden also seemed to leave out his time at Delaware State University in his 2007 biography although he had great things to say about his time at the University of Delaware.
According to the university’s website DSU is one of America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities:
DSU enjoys a long history as one of America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Founded in 1891 as the State College for Colored Students, DSU is proud of our heritage as one of the country’s first land-grant educational institutions. Today, we’re a welcome center of learning for students from many backgrounds. Our current population includes a 63% African-American enrollment and an increasing number of Caucasian, Hispanic, Asian and other international students.
This isn’t the first time Joe has had issues with his academic record. Biden once said he graduated in the top half of his law school class. He graduated close to the bottom.