Former Vice President Joe Biden has come under fire once again after he made remarks that "poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids."
"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 said during a town hall in Des Moines, Iowa to a crowd of people while discussing discrimination faced by low-income students.
He paused, then quickly clarified, "wealthy kids, black kids, Asian kids. No, I really mean it, but think how we think about it," he said.
Biden has taken several hammerings when it comes to the issue of race since announcing his decision to run for president, and he just keeps on putting his wannabe-presidential foot in his mouth.
His team were forced to issue a statement to clear up his ignorant remarks:
Biden's deputy campaign manager Kate Bedingfield, said in a statement that 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 hiccup comes just days after Biden blasted Trump over the issue of white supremacy.
“We have a problem with this rising tide of supremacy, white supremacy in America and we have a president who encourages and emboldens it,” Biden said. “His own FBI director recently testified to Congress that extreme white right-wing groups, white nationalists, pose the greatest threat to racially motivated domestic terrorism. And what has Trump done? He's poured fuel on the fire.”