Joe Biden has a history of making some terrible gaffes. The man frequently stumbles over his words, saying things that—if accurate—reveal he has a shocking perspective on women, minorities, and America in general. He appeared on another virtual town hall this week to speak to black supporters. And this is what he said.
It still amazes me that Democrats settled on Joe Biden. Out of all the talent in the world, why did they choose a man with such a poor track record and lack of likeability? His “you ain’t black” remark is just a drop in the sea of his bizarre and inappropriate remarks. He was an oddball when he was vice president. Now, getting older (and looking like hell warmed over), he is stumbling from one bad moment into another.
He spoke at a town hall moderated by actor Don Cheadle. Biden slammed Trump while trying to win over black voters. But in just a few short words, he contradicted himself and perhaps insulted an entire race group.
As first reported by The New York Times, Biden held a virtual town hall on Thursday evening with black supporters where he knocked President Trump’s divisiveness and weak leadership.
“The words a president says matter, so when a president stands up and divides people all the time, you’re gonna the worst of us to come out,” Biden told actor Don Cheadle…
“There are probably anywhere from 10 to 15 percent of the people out there who are just not very good people, but that’s not who we are. The vast majority of the people are decent. We have to appeal to that and we have to unite people — bring them together. Bring them together.” [Source: Fox News]
Wow. Does Joe’s handlers even bother to vet what he’s going to say? Because, I gotta tell ya, they aren’t doing a very good job.
Biden says Trump’s words are being divisive. Then he immediately divides the country by saying ten to fifteen percent of the country “are just not very good people.”
Uh… Joe, you just said “the words a president says matter.” You can’t follow that up by branding a large portion of the country as “not very good.”
That number is kind of familiar, though, right? Do you want to know the percent of Americans that are African American? It’s 13-14%. Hmm… was Joe referring to black people when he made this statement?
I can’t say for sure. But if you think about his previous statements about black Americans and other minorities, you will see this quote very differently. Biden’s always had a condescending attitude toward non-white Americans. Hell, he insulted every black person by saying they “ain’t black” if they don’t support him.
Now, he’s talking about some percentage of Americans that aren’t good. It doesn’t matter which group he’s referring to, it was a horrible idea to insult any number of Americans.
He says Trump “divides people.” What did he think he was doing by saying 10-15 percent of us are bad? How can anyone let Biden get away with that kind of hypocrisy?
Again and again, the media gives Biden a pass for his behavior, scandals, and statements. Liberals never demand answers for what the man says or does. This statement would have brought a tidal wave of criticism and anger… if Trump had said it.
Yet we’ll watch pundits from CNN to the New York Times outright ignore it or even defend it. Not because it’s true, but because Biden said it.
At this point, if the man burns down a nursery, the media will thank him for keeping the children warm.