Biden said he was a student at Delaware State University; school says otherwise

Biden said he was a student at Delaware State University; school says otherwise

民主党总统候选人 乔·拜登 alleged on the campaign trail last year that he had jumpstarted his academic career特拉华州 State University.

然而, 根据一个 new report in The Washington Times, the historically Black 学院 refutes Biden’s claims.

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The director of news service for Delaware State, Carlos Holmes, said that the former vice president was never a student, though he has made appearances on campus twice before for commencement speeches at the university in Dover.

Former Vice President Joe Biden takes a selfie with a supporter at his South Carolina victory celebration, 在二月. 29, 2020 in Columbia, SC

Former Vice President Joe Biden takes a selfie with a supporter at his South Carolina victory celebration, 在二月. 29, 2020 in Columbia, SC

“Vice President Biden did not attend DSU,” Holmes said earlier last week. “However he was the Commencement keynote speaker in 2003 和 [2016], and during the former he was awarded an honorary doctoral degree.”

Biden had made the claim during an October 2019 town hall event held at the historic Wilson High School in Florence, which was founded in 1866 by the Freedmen’s Bureau for Black children seeking an education.

“I got started out of an HBCU, Delaware State — now, I don’t want to hear anything negative about Delaware State,” Biden told the crowd, as shown on 视频. “They’re my folks.”

Biden went on to win the South Carolina primarya turning point for the candidatebefore eventually clinching the nomination.

本月初, the Biden-Harris campaign named Delaware State University President Tony Allenformerly a speechwriter in Biden’s Senate officeto its transition team advisory council.

拜登的 2007 回忆录 “Promises to Keepdetails his years at private 天主教徒 school Archmere Academy to his time as a freshman at the University of Delaware. There is no mention of Delaware State University.

This is not the first time Biden has faced controversy for embellishing his own biographical history. He has previously said that he was the first in his family to attend college and that his relatives were coal minerstwo statements he later recanted.

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Others have also accused Biden of exaggerating his record on civil-rights activism.

The Biden-Harris campaign and Delaware State University did not immediately return Fox Newsrequest for further comment.

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