He then goes on to add, “wealthy kids, black kids, Asian kids.”
“No, I really mean it, but think how we think about it,” he said.
The comment was made during a town hall in Des Moines.
Donald Trump responded to Biden’s comment saying: “Joe is not playing with a full deck. This is not somebody you can have as your president.”
Since then, Kate Bedingfield, Biden’s deputy campaign manager, said in a statement that Biden “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.”
Biden is running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.