Joe Biden admitted plagiarizing a speech in 1987, and is he now lifting Bernie Sanders’ campaign slogan?
During his official campaign launch in Philadelphia today, Biden tweeted, “Not You. Not Me. But We.”
Over 200 years ago, our nation was born out of a bold statement: We the People.
Not You. Not Me. But We. pic.twitter.com/lpZQhhHCIc
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) May 18, 2019
That’s curiously similar to Sanders’ “Not Me. Us.” motto on the front of his website, merchandise and signs:
Business Insider reported on Biden’s plagiarism:
During his failed 1988 run, Biden lifted portions of a speech by United Kingdom Labour MP and Margaret Thatcher challenger Neil Kinnock.
New York Times reporter Maureen Dowd reported on the fiasco in September 1987.
During an event at the Iowa State Fair, Biden mimicked entire portions of Kinnock’s speech from earlier in the year. At one moment, Biden repeated the line that he was the first “in a thousand generations” to graduate from college, gesturing to his wife in the exact same way Kinnock did, while also saying the same line about her education and lineage.