Old Uncle Joe’s age really started to show recently when he was making reference to the new Maryland Democratic governor Wes Moore, who holds the title of first black governor of the state, by calling him “boy.”
Biden issued these statements in front of a large crowd of IBEW union workers.
“You got a hell of a new governor in Wes Moore, I tell ya,” exclaimed Biden with a grin. “He’s the real deal, and the boy looked like he could still play. He got some guns on him.”
Biden has on occasion used the term “boy” to make reference to others, as noted by Fox News, having also stated it about Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE), “And Chris Coons, who has the seat I used to hold. Only difference is that he not only has a law degree, he has a divinity degree. The boy can preach.”
He has also stated of former U.S. Secretary of the Army Patrick Murphy, “And my buddy, Patrick Murphy, former … Secretary of the Army as well as a former congressman. And the boy stays in shape, man. Look at him.”
It is noteworthy that both Murphy and Coons are white.
Back in August of 2021, Biden first brought forth senior adviser Cedtic Richmond, who is black, by saying: “I’m here with my senior adviser and boy who knows Louisiana very, very well and New Orleans, Cedric Richmond.”
Not only does Biden not sound great here, but also called Cedric Richmond "boy," something the left would lose it if he were a Republican: "I'm here with — with my senior adviser and boy who knows Louisiana very, very well — man — and — and New Orleans, Cedric Richmond." pic.twitter.com/T11qNAGJhu
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) August 30, 2021
Back in 2019, when speaking about having worked with a number of segregationists in the Senate throughout his career, Biden stated, “I was in a caucus with James O. Eastland. He never called me ‘boy,’ he always called me ‘son.’”
When criticized for his statements, Biden fired back, “To the extent that anybody thought that I meant something different, that is not what I intended it. It’d be wrong for anybody to intend that.”
However, New Jersey Democrat Sen. Cory Booker pressed for Biden to step up and apologize. “This is about him invoking a terrible power dynamic that he showed a lack of understanding or insensitivity to by invoking this idea that he was called ‘son’ by white segregationists who, yeah, they see in him their son,” he commented on an episode of “This Week” from ABC.
Booker went on to add to CNN, “For his posture to be, ‘I’ve done nothing wrong, you should apologize, I’m not a racist,’ is so insulting and so missing the larger point that he should not have to have explained to him, that this is not a lesson that someone who is running for president of the united states should have to be given.”
“These are the kind of things that do cause hurt and harm,” concluded Booker.