President Joe Biden made a comment that borders on racism during Monday’s Black History Month speech at the White House.
“I want to thank you for the — and, by the way, you know I’m not — I may be a White boy, but I’m not stupid,” Biden said to applause.
Biden reassured Cabinet and Congressional Black Caucus members and potential future leaders present that Black history was important.
“Look, I can’t just choose to learn what we want to know,” the president explained. “We learn what we should know. We have to learn everything: the good, the bad, the truth, and who we are as a nation. That’s what great nations do. That’s what great nations to do. And we’re a great nation.”
Fox News further reported:
President Biden made a controversial declaration during a Black History Month event Monday, saying, while he might be a “White boy,” he isn’t “stupid.”
At a White House reception, Biden appeared to hit Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., when he declared, “It’s important to say from the White House for the entire country to hear: History matters. History matters and Black history matters. I can’t just choose to learn what we want to know. We learn what we should know. We have to learn everything, the good, the bad, the truth, and who we are as a nation.”
But it was another statement from the event that went viral when Biden was boasting about his knowledge of the Divine Nine historically Black fraternities and sororities.
“I may be a White boy, but I’m not stupid,” Biden said, as the crowd laughed. “I know where the power is. You think I’m joking? I learned a long time ago about the Divine Nine.”
X Strategies LLC senior digital strategist Greg Price tweeted a clip from the event, then wrote, “FACT CHECK: Joe Biden is both white and stupid.”
Steve Guest, special adviser for communications for Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, replied with a clip of a previous racially controversial statement Biden made, “FLASHBACK— Biden: “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t Black.”
Former congressional candidate Bernard Claston wrote, “He is saying white people are the only ones who can be racist. That is the Marxist definition of racism bias +power. As they believe whiteness is the reason for racism.”
“SHOCK: President Biden calls white people stupid during black history month celebration to the glee of the audience. He said, ‘I may be a white boy but I’m not stupid,’” conservative Twitter account Amuse wrote.
Journalist Andy Ngo wrote, “President Biden makes a disparaging racial comment at the White House Black History Month reception. He says though he is white, he is not stupid. The audience bursts out in laughter.”
“[Self]-hatred is at the core of white Democrat identity,” Claremont Institute senior fellow Jeremy Carl wrote to Ngo.
“Because white boys are stupid? What an idiot,” talk show host Gerry Callahan wrote.
This came less than two weeks after Biden got in trouble for referring to Maryland’s first Black governor, Wes Moore, as “boy.”
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