Biden is accused of plagiarizing his DNC speech
Well they say 3rd time is the charm.
#Biden, serial plagiarist:
Even his Dem Convention acceptance speech was plagiarized.
"Biden accused of plagiarizing from Jack Layton's final letter in nomination speech...words eerily similar to ones found in letter Layton wrote before he died in 2011"https://t.co/g7msf8eGSB https://t.co/Js6TkJs6sB pic.twitter.com/ENQQnkHswX
— California Towhee (@amborin) August 23, 2020
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, a man not unaccustomed to allegations of plagiarism, is now being accused of copying the words of former New Democratic Party leader Jack Layton.
At a speech at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday, Biden’s final address included the lines, “For love is more powerful than hate. Hope is more powerful than fear. And light is more powerful than dark.”
Social media was quick to point out that the words were eerily similar to ones found in a letter Layton wrote before he died in 2011.
“My friends, love is better than anger,” said Layton in his letter. “Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair.”
Biden’s remarks were made two days before the ninth anniversary of Layton’s death.
Sophia Banks, a plant-based chef, tweeted that she was disappointed Biden copied Layton’s comments.
“Jack Layton is trending,” tweeted Banks. “One of Canada’s most beloved politicians. As Biden butchers his dying words left to us.”
Sandy Hudson, an activist with Black Lives Matter, tweeted Biden’s speech reminded her of Layton.
“So very very Jack Layton,” tweeted Hudson.
However, the sentiments Layton made also channel lines from a speech former prime minister Wilfrid Laurier gave in 1916.
“Let me tell you that for the solution of these problems you have a safe guide, an unfailing light if you remember that faith is better than doubt and love is better than hate,” said Laurier.
Remember that Biden dropped out his second time running because of plagiarism and lying.