By now, it should come as nothing but surprising that President Joe Biden continues to make a mockery of the White House. While his handlers tried their best to keep him from the public, sooner or later Biden was going to have to make an appearance. Since then, it seems Biden can’t make a single statement without fumbling his words or completely rewriting history. And just like every time before, Biden was speaking in North Carolina when he not only confused the Tuskegee Airmen but even came off as – racists.
Taking part in a “month of action” to help convince Americans to get vaccinated before July 4th, Biden tried to convince the Raleigh audience about the troubles of the past. The President said, “There’s a reason why it’s been harder to get African-Americans, initially, to get vaccinated. Because they’re used to being experimented on – the Tuskegee Airmen and others. People have memories. People have long memories.”
For those that might be unaware, the Tuskegee Airmen Biden was referring to were African American pilots during World War II. They have a proud history of not only being heroes but serving America in times of need. The people Biden was trying to discuss were the victims of the Tuskegee syphilis study that lasted over a decade. Still, Biden was completely unaware as he continued with his speech, saying, “It’s awful hard, as well, to get Latinx vaccinated as well. Why? They’re worried that they’ll be vaccinated and deported.”
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The clip of Biden claiming Latinos are afraid of getting deported quickly went viral as many commented on the President’s words. Communications Director Tim Murtaugh tweeted, “It does not occur to Joe Biden that tens of millions of Latinos are American citizens.”
Another user said, “Joe Biden claiming Latinos don’t want to get vaccinated because they’re worried about getting deported is about as racist as it gets. Par for the course for old racist Joe Biden.”
Even political commentator, Ben Shapiro tweeted, “The Tuskegee Airmen and the Tuskegee experiment are two wildly different historical stories, and Biden’s apparent conflation of the two is impressively demented.”
Sadly, with several more appearances set within the next few weeks, Biden’s false claims and forgetfulness are sure to be in prime form.