Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden flopped a question during the Second Step Presidential Justice Forum on Saturday where he implied in his answer that white women are never pulled over by law enforcement.
BizPac Review reports “a young black audience member” asked the former vice president how he and his family should respond during an interaction with police officers.
“If I were your daughter, what advice would you give me the next time I am stopped by the police?” the individual asked.
“If you were my daughter, you’d be a Caucasian girl and you wouldn’t be pulled over,” Biden answered. “That’s what’s wrong. Institutional racism should no longer exist. As president, I’ll put forward change to help put an end to it.”
Check it out:
Institutional racism should no longer exist. As president, I'll put forward change to help put an end to it. pic.twitter.com/DQtPzGIfNq
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) October 27, 2019
It should be noted that Biden has previously struggled with questions on interracial issues as RealClearPolitics reports he once described racism as a “white man’s problem.”
“It’s a white man’s problem. White men are responsible for it, not black men,” he said during a South Carolina campaign stop over the summer.
And, Biden is not the only Democratic candidate in recent history that has botched this issue as Senator Bernie Sanders previously suggested that white people do not live in ghettos or know what it is like to be poor.
“When you’re white, you don’t know what it’s like to be living in a ghetto,” Sanders said during his 2016 presidential primary run. “You don’t know what it’s like to be poor. You don’t know what it’s like to be hassled when you walk down the street or you get dragged out of a car.”
Here’s how some people responded to Biden’s remarks:
@JoeBiden is a sick individual. If anyone is trying to cause a racial divide in this country, it’s him & his deranged Socialist/Communist Party formerly known as Democrats. Can’t these people see he’s pandering for votes. Do they really think white people don’t get pulled over?🤦♀️
— GalRN (@rn_gal) October 26, 2019
BS @JoeBiden! My race is White! I’ve been pulled over and ticketed once! I’m an excellent driver! Moreover, my ex-husband, a 32-year veteran of LASD (Lieutenant), would never have enforced the law based on sex! You’re a fool @JoeBiden, and an ignorant one at that! #SwampRat
— MsLillie MAGA (@MslillieMaga) October 27, 2019
@JoeBiden says that white people don’t get pulled over by the #police. How many of you white folks have been pulled over? I have, 3 times; cooperated fully and drove away safely with my ticket. #Biden #Bullshit
— COTUS (@Wrak) October 27, 2019
I get a ticket every time lol. I was married to a cop and got pulled over, and he knew my ex husband, still made me do a “sobriety test” (completely sober) and shined his flashlight up my dress. Bad cops are equal opportunity jerks. @JoeBiden is a fool
— Krissy Morrison (@ItsKrissy) October 27, 2019
What a disgusting answer from Joe Biden. I was unaware that white girls are allowed to speed, get intoxicated while driving or break other laws on the road without consequences but that’s apparently what @JoeBiden believes. He’s VILE for framing our heroic police as racists. https://t.co/6h2U0DJ2kY
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) October 26, 2019
As an ex:cop for 23 plus years, @JoeBiden's statement offends me & I can speak for most cops that his comments were stupid, ignorant, WRONG, and pandering! I pulled over 10 times more whites than blacks & Hispanics! Joe is an IDIOT!! @realDonaldTrump https://t.co/nFkaDLU68f
— Kevin (@ksjones2013) October 27, 2019
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@joebiden I am a white Woman and I have been pulled over by the Police many times in the past for speeding. I was speeding and got a ticket, being a white woman made no difference but I did learn my lesson and haven't had a ticket in 10 years.
— Deplorable Cathi (@cathibrgnr58) October 27, 2019