Did Joe Biden just have his "deplorable" moment?
In 2016, Hillary Clinton was criticized for saying that Trump supporters belong in a "basket of deplorables."
Obama infamously called some Americans "bitter clingers."
Now, Joe Biden has followed the lead of Democrats before him to insult the American people.
In a stunning statement, Biden said that "10 to 15 percent" of Americans are "not very good people."
Biden made the comments when speaking to black supports in a virtual town hall.
Coincidentally, Trump's approval rating among Black voters was 14% as recently as late March, according to NBC.
Of course, Biden recently claimed that "you ain't black" if you're black and vote for Trump.
Now, Biden is under fire for these horribly offensive comments!
Biden is pledging to unite a broken America?
But how can he unite the country when he repeatedly insults large portions of the population?
This could be worse and more offensive than Hillary Clinton's "basket of deplorables" comment!
The New York Times confirms the story:
Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. told a group of black supporters on Thursday night that most Americans were good people who think the nation can be improved, while also declaring that “there are probably anywhere from 10 to 15 percent of the people out there that are just not very good people.”
Mr. Biden offered his estimate during remarks in which he spoke about the importance of a president setting a positive example for the nation on racial issues. He accused President Trump of dividing the country while pledging that, as president, he would not.
“The words a president says matter, so when a president stands up and divides people all the time, you’re going to get the worst of us to come out,” Mr. Biden said during the discussion, which was moderated by the actor Don Cheadle.
“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,” the former vice president said. “There are probably anywhere from 10 to 15 percent of the people out there that are just not very good people, but that’s not who we are. The vast majority of the people are decent, and we have to appeal to that and we have to unite people — bring them together. Bring them together.”
Mr. Biden’s comments harked back to controversial statements by past presidential nominees who generalized in negative terms about portions of the population. In 2012, Mitt Romney, whose taped comments at a private fund-raising event were later leaked, said “47 percent” of voters would never support him because they were “dependent on the government.” And in 2016, Hillary Clinton said half of Mr. Trump’s supporters belonged in a “basket of deplorables.”
Compare this to President Trump, who has promised to put America first.
This means that EVERY American is important!
After all, if you're President of the United States, you represent and fight for every single citizen of this nation!
Biden's comments have sparked outrage.
Of course, they're still largely overshadowed by the George Floyd riots.
Market Watch reports that critics are piling on Biden for his comments. It even became a trending topic on Twitter:
Is this Joe Biden’s “basket of deplorables” moment?
While the former vice president was speaking with black supporters in a virtual town hall on Thursday night, he accused President Trump of dividing the nation — but he also made a divisive comment, himself.
“The words a president says matter, so when a president stands up and divides people all the time, you’re going to get the worst of us to come out,” he told “Avengers” star Don Cheadle, who was moderating the forum.
“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 continued. “There are probably anywhere from 10 to 15% of the people out there who are just not very good people, but that’s not who we are.”
That got “10-15% of Americans” trending on Twitter TWTR, +3.41% Thursday night, with many critics likening it to Hillary Clinton saying that “half” of Trump supporters belong in “a basket of deplorables” during the 2016 presidential race, including Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) Former White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Biden’s comments were “divisive” and “appalling” on Fox News on Thursday night. “Americans at our very essence — our very core — are the best of what has touched place on this planet,” she said.
When politicians insult voters, you have to really wonder what they think about themselves.
Do they think of themselves as better as their constituents? As a ruler?
A true civil servant goes to Washington with a servant's heart.
President Trump has made very clear that he's in D.C. to serve the American people and to make America great again... FOR EVERYONE!