President Joe Biden is facing backlash from Republican voters over a comment he made at a reception honoring African Americans throughout the country’s history, with many deeming the statement “racist” and unacceptable.
During the White House reception for Black History Month, Biden stated that “black history matters” and highlighted the importance of learning about the good, the bad, and the truth of the nation’s past.
However, it was his comment, “I may be a white boy, but I’m not stupid,” that sparked outrage and criticism.
Republican author Nick Adams called Biden “the most racist president to occupy the White House since Lyndon Johnson,” while conservative commentator Collin Rugg dismissed Biden’s comment as “misleading” and added, “He is white but he is also stupid.”
Other Republican figures, such as political columnist Benny Johnson and bestselling author John LeFevre, condemned the remark as “pandering” and “self-deprecating,” arguing that such comments only serve to fuel anti-white sentiment.
The incident comes amid growing concerns over the promotion of anti-white sentiment by the “woke” left and mainstream media, as well as the controversial Critical Race Theory (CRT) curriculum being introduced in some schools.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has been at the forefront of the fight against CRT, with his “Stop Woke Act” aiming to ban the divisive ideology from the state’s public schools.
As Republicans continue to push back against what they perceive as anti-white rhetoric, the Biden administration will need to be careful with its messaging and avoid comments that could further exacerbate tensions.
For now, many Republican voters are expressing their outrage over what they see as a “racist” remark, and the president may need to issue a statement to clarify his intentions and reassure the public that he is committed to representing all Americans, regardless of race or ethnicity.