President Biden misquoted one of former President Ronald Reagan’s most famous campaign ads during a Wednesday speech while promoting the potential economic benefits of his two-pronged spending plan on infrastructure and related projects.
The quote revision, swapping out “Morning in America” for “an American Morning,” set up a Biden suggestion that he was more ambitious than the conservative hero because he is talking about a century instead of a mere morning.
Reagan’s economy-focused television ads during his 1984 re-election bid opened with the phrase “It’s morning again in America” while touting signs of economic improvement during his first term in office.
“The last time energy and the economy grew at this rate was in 1984 when Ronald Reagan was telling us it’s an American morning,” Biden said during the speech. “This is going to be an American century.”
Biden’s speech at McHenry County College in Crystal Lake, Illinois, was his latest effort to tout his infrastructure push as a gen
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