Working-class roots steer Biden’s course

There's a reason President Joe Biden's agenda has thus far been geared toward the middle class. Unlike most other presidents, that's where he comes from.



August 9, 2021 - 8:24 AM

U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the economic recovery in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, D.C. on Monday, July 19, 2021. (Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS)

Of all U.S. presidents in recent memory, Joe Biden comes closest to representing working class Americans. 

That’s because those are his roots.

Biden is the first president since Ronald Reagan, 1981-1989, to not have an Ivy League pedigree.

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