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Did Biden Plagiarize JFK’s Inaugural Address?
President and Jackie Kennedy and at inaugural ball, January 20, 1961 (Abbie Rowe, National Park Service/Wikimedia Commons)

Uh-oh. Here we go again.

President Biden has a long and vivid record of plagiarism. In 1987, his plagiarizing first of a British Labour Party leader got the ball rolling on this charge. As a young Bobby Kennedy fan working in the Reagan White House I then reported to the New York Times that I had personally caught him plagiarizing from RFK.

Shortly thereafter other allegations arose, and Joe Biden had to withdraw from the 1988 presidential race.

With all that out there one would think that the last place to revive the plagiarism charge would be in Biden’s inaugural address. Hmmm.

Here is the very first line of President John F. Kennedy’s inaugural address:

We observe today not a victory of party, but a celebration of freedom.

And here is the very first line from President Joe Biden’s inaugural address:

Today, we celebrate the triumph not of a candidate, but of a cause, the cause of democracy.


Jeffrey Lord
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Jeffrey Lord, a contributing editor to The American Spectator, is a former aide to Ronald Reagan and Jack Kemp. An author and former CNN commentator, he writes from Pennsylvania at jlpa1@aol.com. His new book, Swamp Wars: Donald Trump and The New American Populism vs. The Old Order, is now out from Bombardier Books.
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