Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden had a ‘deplorable’ moment Thursday, declaring that anywhere between “10 to 15 percent” of Americans are “just not very good people.”
Going by that math, he just insulted well over 49 million people.
Biden held a virtual town hall with black supporters, speaking beside actor Don Cheadle, and decried President Trump’s lack of leadership and divisiveness.
“The words a president says matter, so when a president stands up and divides people all the time, you’re gonna (get) the worst of us to come out,” he said, failing to note race relations in America plummeted during he and Barack Obama’s tenure in the White House.
Not Very Good People
It wasn’t too long into the conversation that Biden’s mouth got him into trouble, insulting countless Americans.
“Do we really think this is as good as we can be as a nation? I don’t think the vast majority of people think that,” Biden pondered. “There are probably anywhere from 10 to 15 percent of the people out there who are just not very good people, but that’s not who we are.”
He added, “The vast majority of the people are decent.”
Hmm … If he’s talking about the President and immediately pivots to explaining a good portion of Americans aren’t good people – which people do you think he’s referring to?
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That’s right – You’re a deplorable once again!
Joe Biden says that about “10 to 15 Percent” of Americans are “not very good people.” pic.twitter.com/xwd1W6tLrr
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) June 5, 2020
This isn’t the first time Biden has said something that was reminiscent of Hillary Clinton’s famous “deplorables” insult.
During a virtual fundraiser in mid-April, the former Vice President said Trump supporters think “all Mexicans are rapists.”
Biden quote tonight at a virtual fundraiser, compared to the famous Hillary Clinton “basket of deplorables” quote in full — with the distance of four years, not that different except for the “basket” phrasing: pic.twitter.com/Z71DCTqvNn
— Edward-Isaac Dovere (@IsaacDovere) April 16, 2020
“There are people who support the president because they like the fact that he is engaged in the politics of division,” said Biden.
“They [Trump supporters] really support the notion that, you know, all Mexicans are rapists and all Muslims are bad and … dividing this nation based on ethnicity, race,” he added.
It’s one thing to personally insult people you really need to cross over to your side at the voting booth in November. It’s quite another to do it knowing you served under the most divisive President in modern American history.
Obama and the Democrats governed during his tenure as if any criticism of his policies or platforms was racist. They used the race card at every turn, in every case.
A poll one month prior to the 2016 election showed a majority of Americans believed race relations had worsened under Obama. 54% said the divide had grown worse, while a very low 16% said it had gotten better.
By contrast, in May of 2009, mere months into Obama’s first term, 32% of all Americans believed race relations had improved, while only 6% said they had gotten worse.
That is a massive 64-point turnaround.
Maybe Biden is right that some Americans are ‘just not very good people.’
He worked for one.
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