President Biden, who has been accused of racism by fellow Democrats before, referred to Maryland’s first black governor as a “boy” Wednesday.
A day before his physical exam, the 80-year-old president was giving a speech to union workers in Lanham when he introduced Maryland Gov. Wes Moore (D).
“You got a hell of a new governor in Wes Moore, I tell ya. He’s the real deal, and the boy looked like he could still play. He got some guns on him,” Biden said.
Moore, who is 44 years old, played wide receiver on the Johns Hopkins University football team.
“IMAGINE if a Republican said this instead of Biden,” Steve Guest, special adviser for communications for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), tweeted.
RNC Research pointed out this isn’t the first time Biden has done this.
In 2021, he referred to his 47-year-old senior adviser Cedric Richmond as a “boy” during a FEMA briefing.
Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) criticized Biden for using “boy” during the 2020 presidential campaign.
In 2019, Cory Booker slammed Biden for using the word “boy”— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) February 15, 2023
“I know the deeply harmful and hurtful usage of the word ‘boy’ and how it was used to dehumanize and degrade [African American men].” pic.twitter.com/JkR6iJSWoU
“Is Joe Biden a racist? You tell us,” RNC Research tweeted with a lengthy video.
Is Joe Biden a racist? You tell us. pic.twitter.com/y4G1COcjhi— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) February 15, 2023