Joe Biden slammed ‘privilege’ as the enemy of ‘opportunity’ last week after the Supreme Court ruled that universities cannot use race as a factor in college admissions.
Here’s what he said:
We can and must do better, and we will.
Today, I’m directing the Department of Education to analyze what practices help build a more inclusive and diverse student bodies and what practices hold that back, practices like legacy admissions and other systems that expand privilege instead of opportunity.
But it turns out that Joe Biden used ‘privilege’ to help get his granddaughter into the University of Pennsylvania which had a 5.9 percent acceptance rate, according to Free Beacon:
In 2018, Hunter Biden tapped his father and a number of Biden family connections to help get his daughter into the University of Pennsylvania. Text messages and emails from Hunter Biden’s laptop, reviewed by the Washington Free Beacon, show how Joe and Hunter Biden worked behind the scenes to get a subpar family member into one of the most selective schools in the country.
“I applied early decision to Penn today!!” Maisy Biden texted Hunter Biden on October 31.
Just two days later, Maisy asked her father for an update on her application. In the coming months, Hunter and Joe Biden would mount a full-court press on university administrators to get Maisy’s application over the finish line. The Bidens took their case directly to the top: University of Pennsylvania president Amy Gutmann.
On December 13, 2018, the elder Biden texted Hunter that he was “going to try to see [University of Pennsylvania] Pres GUTMANN tomorrow.” Two days later, Joe Biden told Hunter Biden that he “had a great talk with Guttman [sic].”
“Maisy still in the game for regular acceptance. But must do well in class this period. It’s real,” Joe Biden wrote on December 15. “We should talk about tutors etc starting tomorrow.”
The next day, Hunter Biden told his daughter the good news—she had not been rejected. Hunter Biden said his father received some advice from Gutmann: Maisy needed to get her grades up in her senior year.
“Bottom line is that Guttman [sic] made clear that in order for her to explain the 11th grade you had to show improvement in 12th,” Hunter wrote. “Which is something I think we would have all liked to know form [sic] the start, but in fairness we were much later in the app process than usual and made it look like we weren’t 100% about Penn.”
In March 2019, Joe Biden told Hunter that he asked the university’s dean of admissions about Maisy’s application.
In the same conversation with Hunter, Joe Biden also said Gutmann would call him directly to let him know whether Maisy was accepted.
“If I hear before 1pm on [March 29, 2019] I’ll call immediately so you can call Maisy,” Joe Biden wrote. “Let me know if there’s anything I can do on anything.”
The influence campaign worked. Maisy Biden matriculated at the University of Pennsylvania in the fall of 2019. President Joe Biden was present in the stands four years later, when Maisy graduated with a bachelor of arts degree.
In other words Joe Biden is saying ‘privilege for me, but not for thee’, which is the sentiment for every elitist. Let them eat cake.
Biden is a lying hypocrite, but then what’s new.