President Joe Biden can’t hide out in his basement anymore, and that’s creating some problematic — and highly entertaining — gaffes from the 78-year-old commander in chief.
We think five of theirs are pretty spectacular, but we threw in one more of our own that is jaw-dropping.
1. Making Racist Assumptions
The bumbling politician with a history of racially insensitive remarks was at it again when asked about racial disparities for COVID-19 vaccinations.
“A lot of people don’t know how to register. Not everybody in the community, in the Hispanic and the African-American community, particularly in rural areas that are distant and/ or inner-city districts know how to use, know how to get online to determine how to get in line for that COVID vaccination at the Walgreens,” he said.
According to Biden, minorities can’t handle the internet? That’s rich coming from an old white guy who couldn’t put a pen in his own pocket.
— Steven Cheung (@CaliforniaPanda) February 17, 2021
2. Excusing Humanitarian Violations
In all fairness, Biden is not the first Democrat to defend brutal regimes, but he happens to be the most recent. The president chalked up Chinese President Xi Jinping’s dictatorship as necessary for a “united, tightly controlled China” and excused human rights violations as a cultural difference.
“I’m not going to speak out against what he’s doing in Hong Kong, what he’s doing with the Uighurs in the western mountains of China and Taiwan, trying to end the One-China policy by making it forceful,” Biden bumbled as he explained why he wouldn’t pass judgement on the abuses and horrors happening there.
“Culturally there are different norms in each country, and their leaders are expected to follow,” he explained.
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) February 17, 2021
3. Saying Kids Aren’t People
Once again, Biden is not the only Democrat to admit they don’t think children are human (hence their delight in killing the unborn), but this botched joke cuts twice against the notoriously creepy president fond of getting too close to young girls.
“Everybody knows I like kids better than people,” Biden told Cooper.
Indeed they do.
Joe Biden: “Everyone knows I like kids better than people” pic.twitter.com/Jf8Kqq7A6g
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 17, 2021
4. Lying About the COVID-19 Vaccine
For the love of truth, will someone please tell Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris to quit lying about the COVID-19 vaccine?
Even Dr. Anthony Fauci, coronavirus guru and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, debunked the myth that former President Donald Trump left the incoming administration in a lurch.
“It’s one thing to have the vaccine, which we didn’t have when we came into office, but a vaccinator,” Biden said, lying so badly that even the leftist fact-checkers had to work overtime to defend.
“How do you get the vaccine into someone’s arm?” he continued nonsensically.
As Breitbart pointed out, “The first dose of the Pfizer vaccine was given on December 14 and the first dose of the Moderna vaccine was given on December 22 — a month before he was inaugurated on January 20, 2021.”
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) February 17, 2021
5. Parodying Himself
For the entire presidential campaign, Biden was the butt of endless jokes about his senility. Apparently, he decided it was time to make his own joke — or he really is losing it.
“You’ve already spent a great deal of time at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, except now you’re living there and you’re president. It’s been four weeks. What’s it like? How is it different?” Cooper slobbered.
“I get up in the morning, look at Jill, and say ‘Where the hell are we?'” Biden responded, not realizing that it wasn’t incredulity we were all assuming for his confusion.
CNN’s Anderson Cooper asks Joe Biden what’s it like living at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue…
Biden: “I wake up every morning, look at Jill, and say ‘where the hell are we?'” pic.twitter.com/6MX9eZdw9e
— TV News HQ (@TVNewsHQ) February 17, 2021
6. Assuming White Supremacists Lurk in the Military and Law Enforcement
This last one is not at all funny, and is particularly troubling because he actually meant what he was saying.
Knowing that it is the race-baiting extremists that butter his bread, Biden naturally jumped on white supremacy as “the greatest threat to terror in America: domestic terror” rather than the movement that actually burned down American cities all summer.
Fine, until he went on to slander the men and women in uniform with that charge.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee professor Joel Berkowitz asked the president what he would do to address the “complex and wide-ranging problem” of white supremacy.
“I would make sure that my Justice Department and the Civil Rights Division is focused heavily on those very folks, and I would make sure that we, in fact, focus on how to deal with the rise of White supremacy,” Biden responded.
“[Y]ou see what’s happening — and the studies that are beginning to be done, maybe at your university as well — about the impact of former military, former police officers, on the growth of white supremacy in some of these groups.”
President Biden says White supremacists are the greatest domestic terror threat in the US: “It’s complex, it’s wide-ranging and it’s real.” #BidenTownHall https://t.co/P1CFPNzLBl pic.twitter.com/dygwnLuXe1
— CNN (@CNN) February 17, 2021
Biden can’t even make it through a fawning softball interview on a friendly network without saying ridiculous, outlandish and untruthful things.
This is why he was an awful candidate who’s turned into a mess as president now.
There’s a reason they stuck Joe in the basement during the entire campaign — his handlers knew the only way anyone would vote for him is if they never heard him speak his mind.
UPDATE, Feb. 18, 2021: Following the publication of this article, the fact-checking outlet PolitiFact posted an article titled “In Context: What Joe Biden said about the vaccine supply he found when he took office.” After citing examples of Biden critics lambasting the president’s claim that “we didn’t have [the vaccine] when we came into office,” PolitiFact argued that “These are examples of Biden’s political opponents taking words out of context.”
“You can judge his meaning for yourself, but it’s clear to us that Biden didn’t mean there were no vaccines available before he took office,” PolitiFact said. This seems to be a questionable claim, however. Biden did indeed say “we didn’t have” the vaccine when he took office. His words were clear, despite PolitiFact’s apparent attempt to argue that the words he said actually meant something else. This does not mean that this was anything more than a gaffe, only that a reasonable person would, after hearing this statement from the president, assume he was asserting vaccines were not available on Jan. 20, 2021.
In fact, even Glenn Kessler, the editor and chief “fact-checker” at the liberal-leaning Washington Post, acknowledged on Twitter that Biden’s remark “was a verbal stumble, a typical Biden gaffe.”
That being said, PolitiFact is correct in noting the additional context to Biden’s remarks, which The Western Journal is including in this update.
“We have — we came into office, there was only 50 million doses that were available. We have now — by the end of July, we’ll have over 600 million doses — enough to vaccinate every single American,” Biden said, according to a White House transcript of his remarks.
“Here, look, we — what we did — we got into office and found out the supply — there was no backlog. I mean, there was nothing in the refrigerator, figuratively and literally speaking, and there were 10 million doses a day that were available,” the president also said.
Both those statements came before Biden’s assertion that “we didn’t have [the vaccine] when we came into office,” thus suggesting that the president was at least somewhat aware that a vaccine had, in fact, been developed and authorized before he took office. However, the gaffe-prone Biden made the now-infamous claim anyway.
While it is important to recognize Biden’s remarks in their full context, it is inaccurate to argue, as PolitiFact did, that Biden’s words did not mean what they sounded like they meant.
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