The White House has edited a recent transcript of a speech by President Joe Biden after he made a remark considered offensive by many in his audience.
The controversial words came during the president's speech about the economy at Prince George’s Community College in Largo, Maryland.
Why is this allowed? There is a video though.
Ministry of Truth: White House Alters President Joe Biden’s Speech to Hide ‘Offensive’ Comment https://t.co/qtwLkBQ5aA
— MarlaK324 (@MarlaK324) September 16, 2023
“We’ve seen record lows in unemployment particularly — and I’ve focused on this my whole career — particularly for African Americans and Hispanic workers and veterans, you know, the workers without high school diplomas,” he said.
"The White House later posted the transcript but made one subtle change to his comments by adding the word “and,” according to its website," Breitbart News reported.
— Beri (@sniffydogs) September 15, 2023
Biden’s speech would then read: “We’ve seen record lows in unemployment particularly — and I’ve focused on this my whole career — particularly for African Americans and Hispanic workers and veterans, you know, and the workers without high school diplomas," the New York Post reported.
"A clip of the slip-up was shared on X, formerly known as Twitter, by the Republican National Committee, where it was swiftly slammed," it added.
BIDEN: "...particularly for African Americans and Hispanic workers and veterans — you know, the workers without high school diplomas" pic.twitter.com/CZyCx23M8Z
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) September 14, 2023
"The president is well known for his slip-ups, exaggerations and embellishments of stories," the Daily Mail noted.
"On Monday, he used the 9/11 anniversary to claim he recalled 'standing there the next day and looking at the building' in New York - when, in fact, he was in Washington, DC, on September 12, 2001," it continued.
Biden's own biography notes that he was in Washington the next day, not New York. Archived footage also shows Biden, then a senator, speaking from the Senate floor on Sept. 12, 2001.
Biden's past blunders also include claiming that he had been arrested in an African nation. The assertion remains unconfirmed and likely referred to visiting Nelson Mandela in South Africa.
The ongoing gaffes are now becoming a normal part of the White House transcript editing process, though video continues to show what the president originally said.