Trump campaign accuses Biden of lying about being the first in his family to go to college at Town Hall

The Trump campaign is accusing Joe Biden of lying about being the first in his family to go to college during his CNN town hall Thursday.

The Trump War Room wrote “Joe Biden resurrected an old lie tonight, claiming he was “the first in my family to go to college.”

They added “In fact, Biden was forced to admit in 1987 after he plagiarized a British politician that that was not true.”

The Trump War Room added in a separate tweet.

The New York Times, September 18, 1987: Biden had said he was “the first in his family ever to go to university.” In fact, Mr. Biden said today, “there are Finnegans, my mother’s family, that went to college.”

Charlotte Valter of Time quoted Biden’s Thurday  town hall answer “Biden: “Guys like me, the first in my family to go to college… we are as good as anybody else, and guys like Trump, who inherited everything and squandered what they inherited, are the people I’ve always had a problem wit.h”

Mollie Hemingway replied “FWIW, the New York Times reported in 1987 that Biden admitted his claim of being the first in his family to go to college was not true. It was rather famously plagiarized from a speech by British Labor leader Neil Kinnock. ”