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Presumptive Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden predicted during a town hall with young Americans Thursday that 10 to 15 percent of the American people “are just not very good people.”
He made the remarks while responding to a question on “The Shade Room,” an online show moderated by Hollywood actor Don Cheadle, about how he’d lead the country differently were he to win the upcoming general election in November.
Listen to his reply below (disable your adblocker if the video doesn’t appear):
“Look, if elected, my view is that you will have to address these issues straight on,” his lengthy answer began. “And the words the 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, the worst in all of us to come out.”
Former President Barack Obama excelled at that. During his presidency, race relations plummeted because of his divisive rhetoric and actions.
“So when a president constantly talks about equality without lecturing, talks about and has an administration that looks like the country and the rest, it changes attitudes,” Biden continued, perfectly describing President Donald Trump’s ongoing presidency.
“And it’s about the attitude of the country. Do we want our kids, do we really think that this is as good as we can be as a nation? I don’t think the vast majority of people think that.”
It was at this point that he dropped his prediction.
“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 people are decent. We have to appeal to that and we have to unite people,” he said.
While he didn’t specify whom those people might be, it’s probably fair to assume they’re the ones who oppose illegal immigration, affirmative action, identity politics and political correctness — but who support gun rights, meritocracy and due process, ironically enough, what with Biden’s embrace of due process only when it involves him.
Even more ironic was the contrast between Biden automatically labeling up to 15 percent of the population “not very good people” while simultaneously speaking about how he won’t divide the country if he’s elected president.
His recent remarks bear an eerie similarity to what he said two years ago, when he suggested that the current president’s supporters are the “dregs of society.”
Speaking at a pro-LGBT Human Rights Campaign event, he took shots at anyone who’s ever pushed back against the gay lobby by, as examples, opposing gay marriage, opposing transgender bathrooms, opposing transgender women competing against biological women, etc.
“Despite losing in the courts, and in the court of opinion, these forces of intolerance remain determined to undermine and roll back the progress you all have made,” he said.
“This time they — not you — have an ally in the White House. This time they have an ally. They’re a small percentage of the American people — virulent people, some of them the dregs of society.”
He added, “And instead of using the full might of the executive branch to secure justice, dignity, safety for all, the president uses the White House as the literal — literal — bully pulpit, callously — callously — exerting his power over those who have little or none.”
Biden refers to Trump supporters as “dregs of society”. This goes way beyond “deplorables”. pic.twitter.com/TrMMKHtsUk
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) September 16, 2018
It was the opposite of the truth. Just recently, the White House exerted its power for those “who have little or none” by ruling in favor of several high school girls who’d sued after being outperformed in sports by biological male competitors.
“Connecticut’s policy allowing transgender girls to compete as girls in high school sports violates the civil rights of athletes who have always identified as female, the U.S. Education Department has determined in a decision that could force the state to change course to keep federal funding and influence others to do the same,” the Associated Press reported.
Of course, Democrats like Biden have portrayed the transgender athletes as the real victims, but the video below demonstrates the actual truth:
Biden’s point was clear regardless — the Trump administration is against so-called “gay rights” or “transgender rights,” meaning his supporters are the “dregs of society.”
But this time the former VP didn’t specify whom exactly he’d meant, and so people have been having fun with his lack of clarity.
@JoeBiden Joe sometimes your honesty is unexpected, everyone is talking about finally admitting that 15percent of the Liberal Citizens are bad actors. Thank you Joe.
— PS (@PS6687) June 5, 2020
Those will be the 10 to 15 percent voting for him.
— Jaime Henry (@JaimeHe02299014) June 5, 2020
that “10 to 15 percent” of Americans are “just not very good people.” Those are your voters. Your base doing this. There are no conservatives looting stores, battering cops and elderly white store owners. ALL democrat voters!
— No Political Affiliation (@ih8liberels) June 5, 2020
Thanks Joe for talking about the rioters when you mentioned how 10-15 percent of the people are bad people. You are truly an inspiration. Don’t worry, Donald has done a lot to fix the damage your crime bill caused hundreds of thousands of black families over the decades.
— Anthony is The Caped Crusader (@Capedcr82210140) June 5, 2020
10 to 15 percent of Democrats are not very good people. There. Fixed it for you.
— Kathy Davis (@53Kdavis) June 5, 2020
He knows about the 10 to 15 percent only because they are on his Staff….
— Keith Carter (@googlespixel) June 5, 2020
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