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President Biden on Wednesday referred to Wes Moore, Maryland’s first black governor, as a “boy.”
His comments came during an opening address to IBEW union workers in Lanham, Maryland.
“You’ve got a new governor in Wes Moore, I’m telling you,” Biden said to applause from the audience. “That’s the real deal, and the boy looked like he could still play. He has some guns.”
Moore played wide receiver for Johns Hopkins University.
Biden referred to Democrat Wes Moore — Maryland’s first black governor — as “boy.” pic.twitter.com/X3Mb7uUrhe
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) February 15, 2023
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Cory Booker Explains Biden’s Use of ‘Boy’ Is ‘Inhumane’
To be clear, President Biden often uses the word “boy” when referring to white people in speeches as well.
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Fox News noted that the president spoke highly of Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) last October, telling attendees that the lawmaker also has a divinity degree.
“The boy can preach,” he declared.
And while the phrase is generally mundane, when directed at a black person in certain contexts, it can be seen as a racially derogatory term.
He did the same two years ago with senior adviser Cedric Richmond.
“I’m here with my senior adviser and son who knows Louisiana very well, the people — and New Orleans and — Cedric Richmond,” he said at a press briefing.
BIDEN: “I’m here, uh, uh, uh, FEMA director, uh, uh, FEMA director Criswell, he’s there. And I’m here with, uh, my senior advisor and a guy who knows Louisiana very, very well, and, and New Orleans, Cedric Richmond.” pic.twitter.com/kCm33nykma
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) August 30, 2021
Can you imagine if Trump said something along these lines? Does intent matter? Or any Republican for that matter.
Senator Cory Booker has criticized President Biden for using the term in the past.
In 2019, Cory Booker slammed Biden for using the word “boy.”
“I know the deeply hurtful and hurtful use of the word ‘boy’ and how it was used to dehumanize and degrade. [African American men]” pic.twitter.com/JkR6iJSWoU
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) February 15, 2023
“As a black man in America, I know the deeply hurtful and hurtful use of the word boy and how it was used to dehumanize and degrade,” Booker said after Biden used the term in comments about pro-segregation senators James O. Eastland. Herman Talmadge.
2006. Joe Biden tells a story about segregationist James Eastland. pic.twitter.com/QZQ84N0X3r
— MAZE (@mazemoore) August 20, 2021
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History of Biden’s Racially Charged Speeches
In a vacuum, President Biden’s comments about Wes Moore don’t seem malicious or even all that controversial. That said, he has a history of making statements that would sink other politicians, unless the media constantly referred to them as harmless gaffes.
Early in his Senate career, Biden worried that de-segregation would cause his children to grow up in a “racial jungle.”
The president famously described Barack Obama in patronizing terms, calling him “the first mainstream African-American who was articulate and bright and clean and a good-looking guy.”
Joe Biden on Barack Obama: “You’ve got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clear and a good-looking guy.” pic.twitter.com/h81eGxY4YD
— ForAmerica (@ForAmerica) June 22, 2020
President Biden also once bragged about receiving the award from George Wallace, saying Delaware sided with the South in the Civil War and claiming Delaware was a “slave state” as recently as 2006.
He then complained that the local 7-11 was full of people with Indian accents.
The media barely mentions them, but Joe Biden has a long history of racist comments.
14 years ago today, Biden said: “You can’t go to 7-Eleven or Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. I’m not kidding!” pic.twitter.com/FaBCUmuWLJ
— Rona McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) June 18, 2020
And of course, if you don’t vote for him, you’re “not black.”
A blast from the past
Joe Biden to Charlemagne Tha God: “If you have trouble knowing whether you’re for me or Trump, you’re not black.”
“You’re not black.”pic.twitter.com/FP0sBoz6kP https://t.co/x9acdsfoJN
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) December 15, 2022
White House Press Secretary Karin Jean-Pierre recently claimed that despite his many verbal gaffes and controversial comments, President Biden is still “the best communicator we have in the White House.”
If this is true, the White House has a very serious problem on their hands.
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