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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden unscripted may be the party’s worst nightmare, and may also explain why his campaign called an early lid at a 50% clip the past two weeks.
The 77-year-old former vice president was speaking at a recent event in Tampa, Fla., sans a teleprompter, and explained to the room why he was able to stay sequestered throughout much of the coronavirus pandemic — reasoning that may offer a glimpse into how the Democrat really sees black Americans.
“The reason I was able to stay sequestered in my home was because some black woman was able to stack the grocery shelves,” Biden says at one point.
Surprisingly — or not — the comment was all but ignored by the mainstream media.
Omg this is GOLD!!! “OH HELL NO” 😂🤣😂 pic.twitter.com/xnTNIQ4Z6f
— Infidel Angela🇺🇸 (@InfidelAngela) September 26, 2020
It’s almost as if Biden has a preset notion about what people of color can accomplish in life.
A montage of other remarks from the event was making the rounds on social media — to include his nonsensical comment about a quartermaster running a department store.
Biden said, “Cause if you could take care, if you were a quartermaster, you can sure in hell take care runnin’ a, you know, a department store uh, thing, you know, where, in the second floor of the ladies department or whatever, you know what I mean?”
Watch: This Is What Happens When Joe Biden Takes Questions Without A Teleprompter. pic.twitter.com/WVCdTrORIz
— Shmueli (@ShmueliF) September 18, 2020
Turns out, this isn’t the first time Joe Biden has talked about minorities “stacking” grocery shelves.
He made a similar remark in July while detailing his plan to advance racial equity in the U.S., as he spoke about the late Congressman John Lewis.
“He asked that we stay focused on the work left undone to heal this nation. To remain undaunted by the public health crisis and the economic crisis, taking the blinders off in this crisis and showed the systemic racism for what it is, that plagues this nation,” Biden said. “People have seen now, most people allowed them to shelter in place. All those folks risking their lives, stacking the shelves in the supermarkets, farming the food, getting it to our tables. All those folks, most of whom are black and brown.”
But, as we saw with Biden’s interview with Charlamagne tha God on “The Breakfast Club,” the media is going to run cover for him when he makes controversial remarks centered on race.
It was then that the Democratic candidate declared, “Well I tell you what, if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.”
With election day five weeks away, some in the media are taking notice of the early lids being called by the Biden campaign.
Tracking Biden Campaign Lid Calls for the month of September. (Date, time & what the pool reporters of the day wrote)
Total so far → 10 lid calls
This week alone from 9/19-9/26 → 4 pic.twitter.com/R4zBcrd5dn
— Mona Salama (@MonaSalama_) September 26, 2020
Joe Biden called a lid on the day earlier this morning. No events, no questions. Less than 6 weeks before the election, the Democratic nominee is working at a 50% clip, calling a lid 7 of the past 14 days and 11 of the past 26 this month. Is this a preview of a Biden presidency?
— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) September 26, 2020
This may also help explain why the nickname “Hidin’ Joe Biden” is resonating with many voters.
One social media user summed up Biden’s latest remark well when they commented on YouTube, “Biden hasn’t lost a step, he’s lost the whole staircase…”
Here’s a sampling of other responses to the story from Twitter:
And at the end of that hour, no one, including him, would have a single clue what he was talking about.
— AG (@ang628) September 27, 2020
It’s a torture to listen to him.
— 一张一弛文武之道 (@ThornyRose10) September 26, 2020
Joe thinks that black ppl can only serve or stack the shelves…he has such a low opinion of black ppl that they couldn’t see his blatant pandering…what a clown
— Svetlana Gorzhevskay (@svetlanagpiano) September 27, 2020
It’s the most racist AND sexist comment I’ve heard in 40 years…but leave it to crazy old Joe ..he’s reverting back to his childhood 😂🤣
— Kim Weaver (@KimWeav60019701) September 27, 2020
He’s the gaffe that keeps on giving!
— u4ikst8 (@u4ikst8) September 26, 2020
Maybe🎃If he can still comprehend “paper or plastic”😢
— Richard (@cherry_ives) September 27, 2020
He has served in the Senate for 180 years – it’s been awhile.
— 🇺🇸 3rdEye 🇺🇸 (@punky_qster) September 27, 2020
Elder abuse, pure and simple. The man is cognitively impaired. My mother-in-law was better able to put together responses to questions than this while suffering with stage 5 dementia.
— BigGuidoKC (@BigGuidoKC) September 19, 2020
I feel sorry for him now. I really do. It’s disgusting to me that his family isn’t pulling him in to safety so he can live out his days surrounded by love and peace.
— Terri Hughes (@Terri2337) September 21, 2020
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