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Biden’s History of Controversial Remarks A Closer Look at Problematic Moments in Public Engagement

by Jessica

President Joe Biden, despite recent assertions by White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre that he does not insult voters, has a history of making problematic remarks toward the American people. From confrontations during town halls to controversial comments on race, Biden’s journey in politics has been marked by instances of questionable statements.

In a notable incident during a December 2019 Iowa town hall, a voter criticized Biden’s age and raised questions about his son Hunter’s involvement with Ukrainian natural gas firm Burisma Holdings. Biden vehemently responded, calling the voter a “damn liar” and denying the allegations.

In May 2020, Biden faced criticism for a controversial statement made during an appearance on The Breakfast Club radio show. In an attempt to connect with Black voters, Biden suggested that those having difficulty choosing between him and Trump “ain’t black.” The remark sparked backlash and raised concerns about the president’s approach to engaging with diverse communities.

Another controversial moment occurred in 2020 when Biden was caught on a hot mic referring to Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy as a “stupid son of a bi—.” This incident highlighted Biden’s frustration with media questioning, prompting discussions about his unfiltered reactions and their impact on public interactions.

While some may view these incidents as moments of authenticity, they also raise questions about Biden’s ability to navigate public interactions with grace and diplomacy.

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