VIDEO: Students SHOCKED to learn Biden, not Trump, said these 'racist' quotes
- Cabot Phillips asked students who they thought said a number of quotes considered to be offensive, and even racist.
- All of the students said they thought Trump said the quotes and were shocked to learn it was actually Biden who said them.
Editor's note: This article was originally published on June 14, 2019. It was updated on March 8, 2020 to reflect the changes in the 2020 race.
With the 2020 presidential election just eight months away, former Vice President Joe Biden holds a commanding lead over Sen. Bernie Sanders.
Leading in every national poll, Biden has billed himself as relatable, likable, and perhaps above all else, without scandal. And, despite Sanders' popularity with young voters, Biden has even managed to build a lead among younger voters, according to numerous polls.
But would those young voters feel the same way if they’d heard some of the former vice president's controversial comments-- many of which garnered little attention at the time they were spoken? To find out, Campus Reform's Cabot Phillips headed to Marymount University in Virginia to ask Biden supporters to choose who they think a series of quotes belong to, Biden or President Donald Trump.
Student after student confidently claimed the quotes they were hearing were the words of Donald Trump. All, however, were spoken by Biden.
“You cannot go into a 7-11 or a Dunkin Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. I’m not joking" was the first quote.
“They’re going to put y’all back in chains," was the second quote, which was spoken to a largely African-American audience.
"I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy," was the third quote.
After finding out these quotes all belonged to VP Biden, the students were clearly shocked.
“Oh snap, wow. That’s bad. They’re all pretty racist,” one student said, while another added, “I don’t think that’s something I want to support.”
“That’s really surprising… I’ve never heard any of those things. Now I’m like damn, is he really who he says he is?” said another.
Would learning of these quotes lead students to reconsider their support of Biden? Watch the full video to find out.
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