President Biden has been ripped apart after inferring that Black and Hispanic workers don’t have “high school diplomas” in another humiliating mistake.
The 80-year-old president was promoting the economy at Prince George’s Community College in Maryland on Thursday when he made his latest mistake.
“We’ve seen record lows in unemployment in particular – and I’ve focused on this my entire career – particularly for African-American and Hispanic workers and veterans, you know, workers without high school diplomas,” he said in televised comments.
However, according to the transcript released by the White House, there was supposed to be the word “and” separating African American workers, Hispanics and veterans from those without high school diplomas.
Biden’s speech would then say: “We’ve seen historic lows in unemployment, in particular (and I’ve focused on this my entire career), particularly for African American and Hispanic workers and veterans, you know, and workers without college degrees. high school”.
President Biden compared Black and Hispanic workers to “those without a high school diploma” in a speech on the economy Thursday. Kyle Mazza/SOPA Images/Shutterstock
According to the White House transcript, there was supposed to be the word “and” that separated African American and Hispanic workers and veterans from those without a high school diploma.Getty Images
TO The clip of the slip was shared on X.formerly known as Twitter, after the Republican National Committee, where it was quickly criticized.
“What a shame” one person thought.
another wrote: “This is incredibly sad. It’s also infuriating.”
Biden’s latest gaffe comes amid growing concerns about the president’s mental acuity as he runs for a second term.
He has made several mistakes during his three years in office.
Last year, Biden asked during another speech: “Jackie, are you here? Where’s Jackie? as he searched the room for Jackie Walorski, an Indiana congresswoman who had died in a car accident the previous month.
The president had issued a heartfelt statement of condolence to his family at the time, expressing how shocked and saddened he was by his death.
He also called for regime change in Russia following its invasion of Ukraine, only for the White House to later deny that it meant that when it said of Vladimir Putin: “For God’s sake, this man cannot remain in power.”
Biden’s latest gaffe comes amid growing concerns about the president’s mental acuity as he runs for a second term.Getty Images
In July, Biden accidentally provided a low estimate of the COVID-19 death toll, saying that “more than 100” Americans have died from the disease since it emerged more than three years ago.
His comments were later corrected to “over 1 million” in an official White House transcript.
And just this week, the president came under fire again for claiming he was at the World Trade Center site in New York City the day after the 9/11 attacks, even though his own autobiography places him in DC.
Now, MSNBC host Joe Scarborough revealed, many in his own party say he may be too old to run for a second term.
“Let me tell you, Democrats off the air will say, ‘Joe Biden is too old.’ Why is he running?’” Scarborough told Washington Post foreign affairs columnist David Ignatius on Wednesday.
“In the air, they won’t say that.”