Today, Joe Biden kicked a crawl space when he said this during his speech at Arlington Cemetery: “I adopted the attitude of the great negro of the time, pitcher of the Negro leagues, who became a great pitcher among professionals – in Major League Baseball – after Jackie Robinson. His name was Satchel Paige “. Many people online were shocked at what they heard coming out of Joe Biden’s mouth. Some people on the left have claimed that the video is “fake”. But it isn’t. Either Joe Biden – an old man with a history of racist commentary – believes that “nigger” is an acceptable word nowadays, or he has gotten confused, lost, and shunned once again.
Joe Biden has a well-documented past full of embarrassing “racist” comments.
So honestly, it’s hard to say what Joe meant, and it’s not our job to determine. The White House needs to explain what he meant … once again.
Fox News reported that Joe Biden referred to the late baseball player Satchel Paige as “the big nigger” before correcting himself during his Veterans Day speech at Arlington National Cemetery Thursday.
Biden was honoring former US Ambassador to Hungary Donald Blinken, an Army veteran and father of Secretary of State Antony Blinken, during his speech when he launched into a story about Paige, who played in so-called “Leagues.” Negre “before moving to Major League Baseball in the late 1940s.
“I adopted the attitude of the great negro of the time, pitcher of the Negro leagues, who became a great pitcher among professionals – in Major League Baseball – after Jackie Robinson. His name was Satchel Paige, “Biden recalled.
“And Satchel Paige launched a win over Chicago on her 47th birthday,” Biden continued. “And all the press came in and said, ‘Satch is great. Forty-seven years. No one has ever, ever launched a win at 47. How do you feel about being 47? ‘ He said, “Guys, that’s not how I see it.” And they said, ‘How do you see it, Satch? And he said: ‘I see it this way: how old would you be if you didn’t know how old you were?’ “
Biden, 78, went on to joke that he is only 50 and Elder Blinken, 95, is 47.
But one Trump supporter noted what he thought was the odd “reaction” of Biden’s sign language interpreter.
He says the woman appears to have stopped “on his trail” as Joe repeated that word twice.
Watch the (second) video below:
The interpreter of the ASL stopped in his footsteps … pic.twitter.com/4yLWjIVnLU
– Brick dress (@ Brick_Dress) November 11, 2021
I don’t pretend to understand sign language, and I know there are natural “breaks” in the signature, just as there are in oral conversation, so surely that could have been it.
However, given the situation and that word, it seems, at least, that the woman stops rather “abruptly”.