President Joe Biden pushed an overtly racist trope Tuesday night during a CNN town hall, saying that many black and brown Americans “don’t know how to get online” to figure out where to go for a COVID vaccine.
“A lot of people don’t know how to register," Biden said, answering a question about how he plans to address racial disparities in how the vaccine is being rolled out among the population.
"A lot of people in the community – in the Hispanic and the African American community – particularly in rural areas that are distant and in the inner city districts – don’t know how to get online to determine how to get in line for that COVID vaccination at the Walgreens," he went on.
Joe Biden says black people and Hispanics don’t know how to use the Internet and can’t figure out where to get the vaccine. 🤦♂️ pic.twitter.com/nRXPPP9CZm— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) February 17, 2021
Biden, who once said that “racism is in the bones of our nation,” has come under heavy fire since his inauguration barely a month ago for singling out minority-owned small businesses to receive prioritized federal aid ahead of struggling businesses owned by white men that have been hit hard during the COVID pandemic.