Joe Biden’s DNC speech may not have initially appeared to be as disastrous as it could have been, but it was quickly entangled in controversy when a CBS correspondent noticed that Biden’s closing lines were strikingly similar to those of a left-wing Canadian politician.
Take a look:
A number of Canadians are struck by the similar parting words of Biden's speech to the final words of Jack Layton's farewell letter before his death. pic.twitter.com/pvd80XtoHF
— Alexander Panetta (@Alex_Panetta) August 21, 2020
This isn’t Biden’s first time. His 1988 campaign went down in flames in the midst of a plagarism controversy.
The Washington Examiner recalls:
His 1988 presidential campaign ended after he was accused of lifting portions of a speech made by British Labour Party leader Neil Kinnock. In an address to the Welsh Assembly, Kinnock asked, ”Why am I the first Kinnock in a thousand generations to be able to get to university? Why is Glenys the first woman in her family in a thousand generations to be able to get to university? Was it because all our predecessors were thick?”
In a speech at the 1987 Iowa State Fair, Biden used extremely similar language.
In a way, the plagiarism is almost beside the point. Everyone knows that Joe Biden isn’t writing his own words.
In fact, there’s significant doubt that he’s thinking his own thoughts and calling his own shots at this point.
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