Joe Biden Shoots Himself In The Foot Again With ‘Gay Waiter’ Remark; It Backfired Badly
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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is in hot water again after his "gay waiter" remark backfired in spectacular fashion.
People gathered at an event in Seattle over the weekend took issue with Biden after he claimed that just a few years ago people in Washington state would allow homophobic comments to go unchecked.
One audience member didn't let his comment slide, shouting, "Not in Seattle!"
The former vice president doubled down and went on to argue that public sentiment toward gay rights issues has come a long way in just a few years.
Biden said that five years ago if someone at a business meeting in Seattle "made fun of a gay waiter," people would just let it go.
Several audience member vocally pushed back on the remark by saying homophobic comments would not have gone unchallenged even before five years ago.
Whether he intended to or not, Biden's comments came across as if he was saying those in Seattle allowed homophobic comments to slide just 5 years ago.
The residents, who live in arguably one of the most liberal cities in America, took offense to Biden essentially suggesting they allowed homophobic slurs just a few years ago, but now they are against it.
Making matters even worse, the event was hosted by public relations executive Roger Nyhus, who is known as a leader in the Seattle gay rights community.
It's unclear how much longer Biden's 2020 campaign can survive given it seems like he makes an outrageous comment every single week.
After suffering an awful debate performance last week, Biden's campaign got hit with more bad news.
Not long after embarrassing himself on the debate stage during the Democrats first primary debate, one of Biden's top fundraisers for his campaign announced that he can no longer support the former vice president.
Tom McInerney, a San Francisco based lawyer, told Biden’s presidential campaign on June 20 that he will not continue helping him raise campaign cash to compete in the 2020 presidential election.
McInerney is the first financier to publicly withdraw his support after Biden’s controversial round of comments, including his remarks on race.
McInerney pulled his support from Biden after the former VP praised two racist Democrat senators who supported segregation.
"I don’t think he did well last night," McInerney said of Biden's debate performance.
Earlier this month, the former VP found himself in hot water after he plagiarized a phrase that Michael Avenatti.
“He says, ‘let's make America great again,’” Biden said of Trump. “Let's make America America again.”
Turns out, Avenatti -- the anti-Trump lawyer who briefly flirted with a 2020 run of his own before being indicted on multiple charges -- has repeatedly used that same slogan in public.
A few weeks before that, Biden came under fire again for plagiarism after his campaign got busted for copying language for his environmental plan word-for-word from environmental nonprofits without attribution.
In less than a month, the former VP has been accused of plagiarism on two separate occasions.
Four women have also recently accused the former vice president of inappropriately touching them.