President Biden on Saturday warned Howard University graduates to fear the rise of white supremacy as the greatest terrorist threat facing America.
After 20 years of a global war on terror that culminated in the Biden administration’s chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2021, the president has urged the class of 2023 at the historically black university to prepare for a different terrorist threat At her place.
“The most dangerous terrorist threat to our homeland is white supremacy,” Biden said. “And I’m not saying that because I’m in a Black HBCU, I’m saying that everywhere I go.”
Speaking in DC to new Howard University alumni, Mr Biden said he wanted to attend their opening to redeem America’s soul and decried people who would seek to pit Americans against each other others.
He then tore into his political opponents within the Republican Party, including for opposing the Biden administration’s work to suspend student loan repayments.
“This new Republican Party is adamantly opposed to this, suing my administration to block you from getting student debt relief,” Biden said. “The same opposition that received relief loans, might I add, to keep their businesses afloat during the pandemic.”
Howard University honored Mr. Biden with an honorary “Doctor of Letters” degree, along with a handful of other recipients, including Rep. James E. Clyburn, Democrat of South Carolina.