On Thursday, President Joe Biden (D) drew criticism for a remark he made in which he implied that many Hispanic, Black, and veteran workers have not earned high school diplomas.
According to a story in Friday’s New York Post, Biden mentioned unemployment during his economic speech at Prince George’s Community College in Largo, Maryland.
Record low unemployment rates have been witnessed “especially for African Americans and Hispanic employees and veterans, you know, the people without a high school diploma,” he added, adding that he had made reducing these rates his life’s work.
The White House released the transcript-
Biden said we’ve witnessed record lows in unemployment, particularly for African Americans and Hispanic workers and veterans, “the workers without high-school diplomas.”
(The website noted that “and” had been added after the word “veteran.” This seems like an attempt to mitigate his awful words.)
Users on social media were eager to react to the footage and share their opinions on what they saw.
“His views on minorities are generally expressed openly. It’s inexplicable to me that they keep voting for him,” as someone said.
Someone else said, “He’s so disrespectful and offensive,” while another remarked, “I would generally say, ‘OMG, he did not just say that,’ but we’re beyond that.”
On the 22nd anniversary 9/11, Biden claimed that he was at Ground Zero in New York City the day after the terrorist attacks.
New York’s “Ground Zero.” I can still picture myself standing there the following day, staring at the structure,” Biden recalled. “It looked so destroyed because…where you could stand, I felt like I was looking through the gates of hell.”
However, on September 12, 2001, Biden was present in the United States Senate with his colleagues and spoke for ten minutes on the floor about the terrorist atrocities. On September 20, 2001, Biden accompanied a group of senators on a tour of the attack’s aftermath, marking the first time he was seen at Ground Zero since the attacks.