Joe Biden inadvertently makes a case for why students should be back in school right now

Joe Biden set himself up for mockery after he seemed to counter his own argument on children’s education amid the coronavirus lockdowns.

The Democrat pledged earlier this month that he would safely re-open schools across the nation during his first 100 days as president, calling it a “national priority to get our kids back into school and keep them in school.” But on Wednesday, he admitted the current method of distance learning is “unacceptable” and appeared to make a clear case for schools to reopen now.

While Biden was not advocating that children should be back in physical schools at the moment, his outrage over their lack of access to the internet in order to participate in virtual schooling left many shaking their heads.

“How could it be in America that parents must drive to a parking lot of a coffee shop or a library for WiFi – they can’t afford it at home,” he said during a press conference in Wilmington, Delaware,’ “so their children can sit in their car, participate in class and do their homework over the net?”

“That’s unacceptable in the United States of America,” he emphasized, as he continued reading the teleprompter talking points to “build back better.”

“We need to make sure that every child in this nation has access to a good education, regardless of their zip code. I know you’re probably tired of me saying that but it’s critically important,” he added.

Earlier in the month, Biden noted that he had spoken with the heads of the teachers’ unions and there was a “plan” to reopen schools across the nation to the tune of $100 billion.

“You gotta pay for this stuff,” he explained.

He also incorrectly claimed that the highest risk of coronavirus transmission is in elementary schools.

His comments this week on getting internet access for many schoolchildren sparked a wave of commentary on social media where, alongside all of those applauding every non-sensical plan Biden proposes, others called attention to the elephant in the room.

Other Twitter users reminded the former vice president that he has already failed to deliver.

Frieda Powers

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