Biden Suggests that 10%-15% Of Americans "Are Just Not Very Good People"
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On Thursday during an online forum with black Americans, former Vice President and 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden claimed that 10%-15% of Americans are just "not very good people.
The comments came while Biden was talking with actor Don Cheadle about the recent death of George Floyd and police brutality.
“The words a 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,” Biden said.
“Do we really think this is as good as we can be as a nation? I don’t think the vast majority of people think that,” Biden added. “There are probably anywhere from 10 to 15% of the people out there that are just not very good people, but that’s not who we are. The vast majority of the people are decent, and we have to appeal to that and we have to unite people — bring them together. Bring them together.”
Biden later added that he could relate to black people because he was bullied growing up.
“I’m a white man,” he said. “I think I understand but I can’t feel it. I feel it but I don’t know what it’s like to be a black man walking down the street and be accosted, or to be arrested or, God forbid, something worse.”
The comment by Biden was very similar to when failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said that "half" of Americans were "deplorables."
Check out what The Daily Wire reported:
At a glitzy fundraiser in New York on Friday night, Hillary Clinton effectively insulted millions of Americans in a statement that was far more pernicious, in both tone and substance, than Mitt Romney’s obsessively-scrutinized “47 percent” comment.
Speaking to an audience of high-profile liberal celebrity donors, including Barbara Streisand and Laverne Cox, Clinton condemned exactly “half” of all Trump supporters, claiming that they come from a “basket of deplorables.”
“To just be grossly generalistic, you can put half of Trump supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables,” Clinton snickered. “Right? Racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic, you name it.” The other half, she qualified, are fed up with the government.
Clinton later apologized, saying, “I regret saying ‘half’ – that was wrong,” Clinton said. “It’s deplorable that Trump has built his campaign largely on prejudice and paranoia and given a national platform to hateful views and voices.”
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