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If this was a preview of President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign, it’s going to be an ugly path to 2024.
At a ceremony Saturday at Howard University in Washington, D.C., in the middle of a disastrous public performance that featured the Biden trademarks of mumbles, halting speech and serial stumbles, the 46th president of the United States stood in front of his audience and told one of the most brazen lies in American history about his political opponents.
And then inadvertently told the truth about himself.
The lie was re-invoking the specter of “white supremacy” in the U.S.– an idea that’s been politically dead in the United States ever since the segregationist Democrats of the South lost power.
Biden, a man with a documented history of close relationships with the hidebound racists of his own party in his early days in the Senate, chose the setting of Howard University — one of the oldest of what are known as Historically Black Colleges and Universities — to deliver a speech where he claimed that “white supremacy” is “the most dangerous threat to our homeland.”
“And I’m not saying this because I’m at a black HBCU,” he said. “I say it wherever I go.”
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