Joe Biden has a talent for saying things that make people cringe, and this week he did it again.
He was speaking about the famous baseball player Satchel Paige, who was black, but Biden called him ‘the great negro.’
Paige played for the so-called ‘Negro Baseball League’ but Biden didn’t have to use that word.
FOX News reports:
Biden calls Satchel Paige ‘the great negro’ in latest gaffe
President Biden referred to the late baseball player Satchel Paige as “the great negro” before correcting himself during his Veterans Day address at Arlington National Cemetery on Thursday.
Biden was honoring former U.S. Ambassador to Hungary Donald Blinken, an Army veteran and father of Secretary of State Antony Blinken, during his speech when he launched into a story about Paige, who played in the so-called “Negro leagues” before moving to Major League Baseball in the late 1940s.
“I’ve adopted the attitude of the great negro at the time, pitcher of the Negro leagues, who went on to become a great pitcher in the pros — in Major League Baseball — after Jackie Robinson. His name was Satchel Paige,” Biden recalled.
Here’s the video:
Biden tells a story about "the great negro at the time" Satchel Paige. pic.twitter.com/VcyfHQkCEm
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) November 11, 2021
Can you even imagine the media reaction if Trump had said this?
Corporate Media would have declared WWIII if Trump had said this https://t.co/tutVZvKx7V
— Alec Sears (@alec_sears) November 11, 2021
Can you imagine if Trump had called any Black American a 'great negro'? OMG half the country would be on fire.
— The🐰FOO (@PolitiBunny) November 11, 2021
It comes off so badly.
Joe Biden referring to Satchel Paige as "the great negro at the time" sounds just as terrible as you'd think it would. pic.twitter.com/sZiO4ICHlJ
— ForAmerica (@ForAmerica) November 11, 2021
This is why Biden hasn’t done a press conference in over 100 days.