VIDEO: Biden Has Racist Outburst
President Biden is facing criticism for using the term “boy” when referring to LL Cool J during a speech to the Congressional Black Caucus. This comment has drawn condemnation from various quarters, including everyday citizens and a prominent radio host, who have labeled it as unacceptable.
Fox News contributor Leo Terrell, known for his conservative views, has accused President Biden of a history of expressing racial insensitivity towards Black Americans. He cited previous instances, such as Biden’s remark on a radio program where he said, “If you don’t vote for me, you ain’t Black,” as evidence of this pattern.
According to Fox, the controversy began when President Biden stumbled over LL Cool J’s name while attempting to acknowledge the rapper’s contributions to music. He awkwardly stated, “Two of the great artists of our time represented the groundbreaking legacy of hip hop in America. L.L. J. Cool J, uhhh… By the way, that boy’s got – that man’s got – biceps bigger than my thighs.”
The use of the term “boy” to describe a Black man, which has historical racial connotations, sparked outrage and accusations of racism.
Pollster Lee Hartley Carter believes that such incidents could harm President Biden’s chances of re-election, particularly among Black voters and other key demographics. Carter noted a decline in support among Black voters, as well as women and suburban women, since the last election.
Charlamagne tha God, a prominent radio host who previously criticized Biden’s “you ain’t Black” comment, also criticized the president for this latest gaffe. Charlamagne explained the racial context of the term “boy” and played a clip from the show “Good Times” to illustrate its racial undertones.
The White House has not issued an immediate response to the criticism.
During a segment on “FOX & Friends First,” a panel of Black voters expressed their disappointment with President Biden’s use of the term. They found it unacceptable and felt that Biden should be more aware of the impact of his words.
Jason Brown, CEO of 1918 Catering in Alabama, expressed concerns about President Biden’s age, as well as that of the current top candidates, as a broader issue. These concerns have gained attention as a recent poll indicated former President Trump’s lead over Biden in a head-to-head matchup, sparking further discussions about age-related concerns in politics.
Biden calls LL Cool J a "boy" before quickly correcting himself.
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