Democratic nominee for president Joe Biden attributed people’s ability to stay home during the pandemic to “some black woman” stocking grocery store shelves.
“The American public, the blinders have been taken off. They’ve all of a sudden seen a helluva lot clearer,” Biden said on Sept. 15 in Tampa at a campaign event with veterans. “They’ve seen, ‘Geez, the reason I was able to stay sequestered in my home is because some black woman was able to stock the grocery shelf.’”
“Or ‘A young Hispanic is out there, these DREAMers are out there, 60,000 of them, acting as first responders, and nurses and docs.’ Or, all of a sudden, people are realizing, ‘My Lord, these people have done so much, not just black, white, across the board, have done so much for me. We can do this. We can get things done.’”
Clips of the video are circulating on Twitter this week, garnering nearly 1 million views as the election gets down to its final days.
“My God,” Turning Point USA’s Rob Smith tweeted along with a clip of the video.
Joe Biden: “The reason I was able to stay home during the pandemic is because Black women were able to keep the grocery shelves stocked.”
— Rob Smith 🇺🇸 (@robsmithonline) October 5, 2020
This is an actual quote from Joe Biden: “The reason I was able to stay home during the pandemic is because some black woman was able to stack the grocery shelf.”https://t.co/ri3GoxQ8sj
— Harry Khachatrian (@Harry1T6) October 5, 2020
Biden has landed in hot water before when making off-the-cuff comments, most notably earlier this year when he joined the radio show The Breakfast Club.
“If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black,” Biden said in May of black voters deciding on who to vote for come November.
The former vice president apologized for the comment after the interview, adding that he wasn’t taking black voters for granted.
“I know that the comments have come off like I was taking the African American vote for granted. But nothing could be further [from] the truth,” Biden said. “I’ve never, ever done that, and I’ve earned it every time I’ve run. I was making the point that I have never taken the vote for granted.”
Another video of Biden resurfaced this year, where he jokingly called U.S. troops “stupid bastards.”
“I have incredibly good judgment,” Biden said in the video. “One, I married Jill, and two, I appointed Johnson to the academy. I just want you to know that. Clap for that, you stupid bastards.”
Author: Emma Colton
Source: Washington Examiner: ‘Some black woman’: Video of Joe Biden saying why people stayed home during pandemic goes viral