Joe Biden pokes Hillary: I’m not rich, ‘don’t hold it against me’

Referring to himself as “the poorest man in Congress,” Vice President Joe Biden appeared to take a swipe at Hillary Clinton on the issue of wealth.

Clinton, the likely 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, has taken a lot of heat for recent efforts to downplay her substantial wealth — something Biden won’t have to contend with, should he decide to challenge her in the primary.

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“Don’t hold it against me that I don’t own a single stock or bond, I have no savings account,” Biden said Monday at the White House Summit on Working Families. “But I get a great pension and I get a good salary. For real, for real.”

But is it for real?

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According to Time political reporter Zeke Miller, who tweeted a link to Biden’s public financial disclosure report, the vice president’s claims are not factually accurate:

Miller also tweeted a link that show’s Biden’s wife, Dr. Jill Biden, is in a mutual fund.

As might be expected, Twitter users responded with the usual snark:

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