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Biden awarded Howard University degree for ‘analytical intellect,’ says white supremacy is our greatest threat

WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 13: U.S. President Joe Biden is awarded an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree at Howard University’s 2023 Commencement Ceremony at Capitol One Arena in Washington, DC on May 13, 2023. be. President Joe Biden will be the seventh president to speak at Howard University. (Photo Credit: Anna Rose Layden/Getty Images)

Oan Brooke Mallory
6:02pm Update – Sunday May 14, 2023

President Joe Biden was awarded an honorary doctorate by Howard University on Saturday for his “analytic intelligence” and “popularity with both sides,” a claim ridiculed by conservatives on social media. Recent polls have denied it.

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At Howard University’s 155th commencement ceremony on Saturday, Mr. Biden was formally introduced by the university’s president, Dr. Wayne Frederick.

“Your rock-solid analytical intellect and outspoken inclusiveness are admired, and your popularity on both sides of the United States at the young age of 29 spans a brilliant 36 years as a Democratic Senator from Delaware.” It has led to fame and outstanding achievements,” Frederick said of Biden.

Conservatives took to Twitter to ridicule the portrayal of Biden, saying it “feels like a parody.”

“This guy can’t be talking about Joe Biden,” Republican communications expert Nathan Brand said in another tweet.

Recent polls refute claims that Biden is liked by people on both sides of the political spectrum and has a “healthy analytical mind.”

A Gallup poll in April showed Mr. Biden’s approval rating at 37%, a record low. A survey conducted by ABC News and the Washington Post released last Sunday also found that 63% of Americans don’t believe Biden has the “mental sharpness” needed to be an effective president. was shown not to.

Many Republicans in the House, including Rep. Lonnie Jackson (R-Texas), former president Barack Obama’s personal physician, recently asked Mr. Biden to take cognitive tests or withdraw from the 2024 presidential race. are doing.

Biden also addressed alumni of historically black colleges, calling white supremacy “the most dangerous terrorist threat to our country.” His comments sparked outrage on social media, with many accusing him of poor attempts to sow racial division and hostility.

“Needless to say, progress towards justice is often met with ferocious backlash from the oldest and most evil forces,” Biden said. “Because hatred never goes away.”

In his speech, Mr. Biden said he first got inspired to run for president after witnessing a white supremacist march in Charlottesville in 2017. He said the country was still “fighting” against “evil forces” who wanted society to return to a more polarized era, where people of color (POC) were at the bottom of the totem pole. claimed to continue

“The harsh reality of racism has been tearing us apart for too long,” Biden said Saturday at a university in Washington, DC. “It’s a battle. It never really ends, but on the best days, enough of us have the courage and the heart to stand up for what’s best for us and choose love over hate.” increase…

“Unity over division. Advance over retreat. Confront the poison of white supremacy as I made it the most dangerous terrorist threat to our country in my inaugural address.”

The 80-year-old president, according to polling numbers, appeared to be trying to convince a young POC vital to his 2020 win, but has since turned against him over the past two years.

But then-senator Biden was a prominent opponent of the introduction of buses as a means of desegregating public schools in the 1970s. His own past comments have been controversial and appeared to be racist.

“If we don’t do something about this, my kids are going to grow up in the jungle. The jungle is a racial jungle and the tension is so high that one day it will explode.” We have to do something about this.”

The prominent left-wing “fact-checking” site Snopes also confirmed that this was an accurate and direct quote from the current president.

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