Every day, Joe Biden says something worse.
On Thursday, Biden was speaking to two national journalist associations, both of them for people of color.
In an absolutely jaw-dropping moment, Biden stereotyped African Americans as lacking diversity while praising Hispanic Americans for not having the same problem.
If he were anyone else, his campaign would now be over.
FOX News reports:
Biden raises eyebrows with remark contrasting African American, Latino diversity
Former Vice President Joe Biden raised eyebrows Thursday with comments comparing the African American and Latino communities.
During an interview that aired at the convention of the National Association of Black Journalists and National Association of Hispanic Journalists, NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro pressed the presumptive Democratic nominee if he would “re-engage” with Cuba as president, something she suggested would have an impact on Cuban-American voters in Florida.
“Yes, yes,” Biden responded. “And by the way, what you all know, but most people don’t know, unlike the African American community, with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community with incredibly different attitudes about different things.”
Watch the video:
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) August 6, 2020
Reactions came swiftly:
Just so we’re clear, what Joe Biden said in this 15 second video is more racist than anything Donald Trump has ever said in his life. Ever. It’s not even close.
If a Republican or corporate CEO said this, he’d have been forced to resign before lunch today. https://t.co/XTtcD3nMOd
— Jesse Kelly (@JesseKellyDC) August 6, 2020
Uhh… did Joe Biden just say that Black people are all the same? pic.twitter.com/iUgkk2uSJo
— Trump War Room – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) August 6, 2020
There's no way to dress this up, folks. https://t.co/9Z3XvsV2JW
— Jeryl Bier (@JerylBier) August 6, 2020
Even Trump reacted:
"Joe Biden this morning, he totally disparaged and insulted the black community. What he said is incredible…it was a very insulting statement he made."@realDonaldTrump responds to @JoeBiden saying Latinos have 'incredibly different' attitudes, unlike black Americans. pic.twitter.com/EOoyatyq0b
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) August 6, 2020
Biden’s campaign tried to walk it back, but the damage was already done:
Earlier today, I made some comments about diversity in the African American and Latino communities that I want to clarify. In no way did I mean to suggest the African American community is a monolith—not by identity, not on issues, not at all.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) August 7, 2020
Biden is simply not up for the job of being president.