Biden: Latinos Are 'Incredibly Diverse, Unlike The African American Community'
Former vice president makes bizarre claim during interview
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said during an interview that the Latino community is "incredibly diverse" before claiming such diversity was “unlike the African American community."
Biden made the remarks during a joint virtual convention with the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ).
Biden was asked by National Public Radio’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro if he would stop the deportation of Cubans.
“I’m going to look at every single country in the world … this guy [President Donald Trump] is sending them back,” Biden said, pledging to extend the Temporary Protected Status (TPS).
Garcia-Navarro then asked Biden if he would attempt to restore the Obama-Biden administration’s policy of enhancing relations with communist Cuba.
“Yes,” he said.
“And by the way, what you all know, but most people don’t know, unlike the African American community, with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community, with incredibly different attitudes about different things … it’s a very diverse community.”
Biden tried to explain his argument by claiming Latinos in Florida and Arizona had different views on immigration.
But Garcia-Navarro did not ask Biden why he thought the black community was not diverse, and move onto a different topic.
As senior adviser to trump's reelection campaign, Katrina Pierson, wasn't impressed with Biden's remarks:
"Hey media - Are you guys gonna cover this or continue to pretend that this is acceptable?"
"There are only 3 words to describe these disgusting comments from @JoeBiden: RACIST AF"
The news comes days after Biden accused a black interviewer of being a "junkie" after being asked about taking a cognitive test.