Biden Tells Heckler ‘You Look Crazy’

US President Joe Biden speaks at a Democratic National Committee event at the Columbus Club in Union Station, Washington, DC, November 2, 2022. (Photo by Jim WATSON / AFP) (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • President Biden told the crowd at a historically black college Monday that they were “just as smart” and “just as bright” as students at other schools as he delivered his final speech before the midterm elections in deeply Democratic Maryland.
  • Touting his $5.8 billion commitment to HBCUs, Biden told the mostly black audience at Bowie State University that “HBCUs don’t have the endowments others have, but guess what? You’re just as smart, you’re just as bright, you’re just as good as any college in America.”
  • Biden’s remarks were reminiscent of a gaffe he made in 2019 when he told a crowd in Iowa that “poor kids are just as bright and talented as white kids.”

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