In recent years, Joe Biden, has showed a strong ideological contradiction that has led him several times to be the center of criticism and accusations from different sectors. Above all, he has been criticized for his numerous racist comments that pit him against leftist organizations like the BLM that promote racial equality, which he also defends.
A week ago, as reported by Fox News, a 10-second video went viral in which Biden can be clearly heard saying, in a meeting in Tampa, Florida, “Jeez, the reason I was able to stay sequestered in my home is because some Black woman was able to stack the grocery shelf.”
The former vice president was criticized on social networks, calling his comments “racist” and joking about Biden’s campaign.
Many of the criticisms point to the fact that mainstream media do not show these contradictory messages from Biden, however if it had been President Trump who had uttered these words, he would certainly have made headlines in all the newspapers. “Imagine the media reaction if Trump said this,” said RealClearPolitics co-founder and President Tom Bevan, Fox reported.
In May of this year, in an interview at “The Breakfast Club” Biden told host Charlamagne tha God, “I’m telling you, if you’re having trouble determining whether you’re for me or for Trump, then you’re not black.” Immediately, an assistant to Biden tried to end the interview, and Biden said his wife had an upcoming engagement and suggested that he should leave. His comments were widely criticized.
President Trump was quick to condemn Biden’s remarks, “I tell you if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black,” before defending his record with the black community.
This is disgusting.
Joe Biden: "If you have a problem figuring out whether you're for me or Trump, then you ain't Black." pic.twitter.com/UvYZTjcPqZ
— Trump War Room – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) May 22, 2020
In August 2019, at a campaign event in Iowa, Biden told his supporters, “Poor children are as bright and talented as white children. He quickly corrected himself after some applause by adding, “Rich kids, black kids, Asian kids.” Fox News reported.
Journalist Steve Guest posted the moment on his Twitter account.
Yet another entry added to the long list of Joe Biden's career of gaffes.
Today in Iowa, Joe Biden said, “Poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids.”pic.twitter.com/3uUvSK3Xwv
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) August 9, 2019
One of the worst statements heard from Biden was undoubtedly in February 2008, during the race for the presidency, when he made what he thought was a compliment to his then opponent Barack Obama, saying he was “the first conventional African American who is articulate, bright, and clean.”
Biden expressed his apologies. He did so in his statement at the winter meeting of the Democratic National Committee. “I want to say that I’m really sorry that the words I spoke offended people that I admire very much,” he said.
These are just a few examples of the double standards that underlie Joe Biden’s speeches.