Mailbag: Biden’s Claymont Childhood Home

This week, a reader sent us a comment about our article on social media posts that misquoted former Vice President Joe Biden as saying he grew up in Section 8 housing. Biden actually said he lived in a building in Claymont, Delaware, which “became Section 8 housing much later.”

In the FactCheck Mailbag, we feature some of the email we receive. Readers can send comments to Letters may be edited for length.

Joe Biden’s Claymont Childhood Home

The statement [“Posts Misquote Biden on Section 8 Housing,” Oct. 22] about Biden’s growing up in Section 8 housing is not exact. Problem is Biden wanted listeners to make the inference that he was poor. Where he grew up had NOTHING to do with Section 8 housing. He wanted people to think his upbringing had some correlation with poverty. It didn’t.

Tom Kakadelis
Pinehurst, North Carolina

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