Just when you think Joe Biden can’t possibly make a more embarrassing spectacle of himself, he comes up with a new way to offend.
During a virtual interview released on Thursday with the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ), Biden declared that the black community is not “diverse.”
Biden’s bewildering claim came in an interview that has been released in pieces over the last several days, and every new clip released shows another shocking memory lapse or gaffe.
National Public Radio’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro asked Biden about his position on the deportation of Cubans, to which Biden responded by saying he would extend the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program immediately upon entering the oval office.
Garcia Navarro followed up with another question asking if Biden would prioritize restoring the relationship between the US and Cuba — Biden’s reply is where the interview went off the rails.
“The answer is yes, I’m gonna engage,” Biden replied. “And by the way, what you all know, but most people don’t know, unlike the African American community, with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community, with incredibly different attitudes about different things … it’s a very diverse community.”
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) August 6, 2020
Garcia-Navarro did not question Biden’s surprising assessment of the black community, but the Trump campaign did.
Katrina Pierson, a senior adviser to the president’s reelection campaign, tweeted, “Hey media – Are you guys gonna cover this or continue to pretend that this is acceptable? There are only 3 words to describe these disgusting comments from @JoeBiden: RACIST AF.”