Rep. James Clyburn, the Biden 2024 Campaign Co-Chair, believes that the media’s incomplete reporting is impacting President Biden’s campaign.
He highlighted that while part of Biden’s student loan plan was challenged and struck down by the Supreme Court, the forgiveness of $132 billion in student loan debt for 3.4 million people is not being adequately reported.
Clyburn also suggested that viewing the campaign as a contest between Biden and Trump is a positive scenario, and he predicted that strong Democratic turnout in South Carolina will be indicative of the rest of the country. (Trending: Trans Athlete Breaks College Record After Joining Women’s Team)
“I think Joe Biden’s campaign is suffering, not because it has been — the media have it wrong, I just think that it’s a bit incomplete with its reporting,” Clyburn said.
“Take, for instance, student loan debt relief. One part of what President Biden tried to do was challenged by Republican attorneys general all over the country and this right-wing Supreme Court agreed with them, and stopped him from doing it.”
“But then he took another route, and he has now forgiven $132 billion in student loan debt for 3.4 million people. Nobody’s reporting that.”
“They only reported the fact that he could not get done one part of what he was trying to do, but he has done 75 to 80% of that. Now, that’s not a high passing grade, but that’s a passing grade.”
“I think that if you were to look upon this campaign as just being a contest between President Biden and former President Trump, that, to me, is a pretty good scenario.”