Joe Biden was finally able to string together a few sentences without a gaff, and boy was it something.
That’s right, Joe Biden literally said that Black people all think alike, unlike Latino’s who don’t.
“What you all know but what most people don’t know unlike the African American community with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community. With an incredibly different attitudes about different things.”
The following is from Politico:
Biden’s campaign said the comment was meant to describe the diversity of political opinion among Latino Americans and was not a judgment on cultural diversity.
“If you look at the full video and transcript, it’s clear that Vice President Biden was referring to diversity of attitudes among Latinos from different Latin American countries,” Symone Sanders, a senior Biden campaign adviser, said in a statement. “The video that is circulating is conveniently cut to make this about racial diversity but that’s not the case.”
But only moments after his campaign responded to POLITICO on his interview, Biden again contrasted Latino and Black Americans — this time explicitly on the topic of national and cultural origin.
“We can build a new administration that reflects the full diversity of our nation. The full diversity of the Latino communities,” Biden said. “Now when I mean full diversity, unlike African American community, many other communities, you’re from everywhere. From Europe. From the tip of South America, all the way to our border and Mexico and in the Caribbean. And different backgrounds, different ethnicities, but all Latinos.”
Biden made those remarks during the virtual National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials conference. His campaign did not immediately respond to a request for further comment concerning his NALEO talk.
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