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Biden says 40 were shot at Kent State in 1970, when four students were killed
Washington Examiner ^ | August 24, 2019 | Carlin Becker

Posted on 08/24/2019 3:33:40 PM PDT by Kaslin

Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden added to his recent pile of gaffes on Friday when he claimed that over 40 students were shot during a 1970 Vietnam War protest at Kent State.

The former vice president was making a point about when he first became politically aware in the 1960s and 1970s, comparing the hypothetical assassination of former President Barack Obama to the very real murders of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. "My senior semester they were both shot and killed. Imagine what would have happened if, God forbid, Barack Obama had been assassinated after becoming the de facto nominee. What would have happened in America?" he asked the audience at his New Hampshire town hall to ponder.

"Things changed," he added. "You had over 40 kids shot at Kent State on a beautiful lawn by the National Guard." However, Biden's claim about the Kent State shooting is not accurate, as four students were killed and nine others injured when members of the Ohio National Guard opened fire on a crowd gathered for a protest. The 76-year-old's latest mishap follows concerns from Democrats about his mistakes on the campaign trail. Among his verbal gaffes in recent weeks were his claim that he was still vice president during the 2018 Parkland, Florida school shooting and his remark that "poor kids" are just as smart as "white kids."

He also confused Burlington, Vermont and Burlington, Iowa while campaigning in Iowa last week and even mixed up the locations of two mass shootings earlier this month.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Delaware; US: New Hampshire; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: again; biden; bidengaffes; clowncar; delaware; iamthechosenone; iamthekingofisrael; joebiden; joeclowncarbiden; kentstate; newhampshire; ohio; secondcomingofgod
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1 posted on 08/24/2019 3:33:40 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Yeah, well, thats because he’s an idiot.


2 posted on 08/24/2019 3:35:09 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Be strong & prosper, be weak & die! Stay true.... ~~ Donald J. Trump)
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To: Kaslin

Really! Everybody knows that the final score was National Guard 4, Kent State 0.


3 posted on 08/24/2019 3:36:21 PM PDT by Howie66 ("...Against All Enemies, Foreign and Democrat.....")
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To: Kaslin

Somebody did some lousy research for him. Four....not forty.


4 posted on 08/24/2019 3:38:09 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Kaslin

At least he didn’t remember meeting with the dead students when he was vice president.


5 posted on 08/24/2019 3:38:49 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Tethingxas Eagle)
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To: Kaslin

He was actually referring to the number of little girls he felt up.


6 posted on 08/24/2019 3:39:25 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder
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To: Kaslin; Army Air Corps; 2ndDivisionVet
The eternal Thompson Gunner

Still wanderin through the night

Now it's ten years later

But he still keeps up the fight

In Ireland, In Lebanon

In Palestine and Berkeley


7 posted on 08/24/2019 3:40:12 PM PDT by KC_Lion
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To: Kaslin

And what if obama was shot in that group...


8 posted on 08/24/2019 3:40:25 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with islamic terrorists - they want to die for allah and we want to kill them.)
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To: Kaslin
That's a particularly bad blunder. I was only 14 then but do recall that only a few kids were shot.

He was never very bright but is really losing it now.

9 posted on 08/24/2019 3:40:46 PM PDT by truthkeeper (All Trump Has Going for Him is the Votes)
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To: Kaslin

“Dang teleprompter keeps putting a ‘zero’ after the number ‘four’”.


10 posted on 08/24/2019 3:42:06 PM PDT by Jim 0216 (MAGA by restoring the Gospel of the Grace of Christ and our Free Constitutional Republic!)
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To: truthkeeper

“He was never very bright but is really losing it now.”

To coin a cliche, constipation of the brain and diarrhea of the mouth.


11 posted on 08/24/2019 3:42:16 PM PDT by be-baw
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To: Sacajaweau

...................as four students were killed and nine others injured when members of the Ohio National Guard opened fire on a crowd.

wouldn’t that be 13?


12 posted on 08/24/2019 3:42:21 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( Use Comey's Report, Indict Hillary now; build Kate's wall. --- Proud Smelly Walmart Deplorable)
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To: Kaslin

Sounds like the National Guard needs more range time.


13 posted on 08/24/2019 3:44:42 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the mainland US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Kaslin

He can’t run this country. All he can run is his mouth.


14 posted on 08/24/2019 3:45:18 PM PDT by Bullish (My tagline ran off with another man.)
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To: Kaslin

I really hope that he wins the nomination.


15 posted on 08/24/2019 3:46:27 PM PDT by Rio
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To: be-baw

WHAT person’s brain are you talking about?
(Biden the “gaff-master” has nothing more than a cranium filled with HOT AIR.)

Yours, TMN78247


16 posted on 08/24/2019 3:46:32 PM PDT by TMN78247 ("VICTORY or DEATH", William Barrett Travis, LtCol, comdt., Fortress of the Alamo, Bejar, 1836)
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To: Kaslin

I hope Pale Joe keeps talking.


17 posted on 08/24/2019 3:47:05 PM PDT by hadaclueonce ( This time I am Deplorable)
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To: Kaslin

The RealFeel® Casualty Count was 40.


18 posted on 08/24/2019 3:48:19 PM PDT by Steely Tom ([Seth Rich] == [the Democrat's John Dean])
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To: Kaslin

For more commentary on this:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3774164/posts


19 posted on 08/24/2019 3:49:05 PM PDT by rktman ( #My2ndAmend! ----- Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: Kaslin

Only off by a factor of 10, that’s pretty good for a Rat


20 posted on 08/24/2019 3:49:15 PM PDT by Reily
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