“I adopted the attitude of the great negro, at the time, pitcher in the black leagues, became a great pitcher in the pros and Major League Baseball after Jackie Robinson. His name was Satchel Paige, ”Biden said.
The president intended to refer to the Negro League, formed by black baseball players in the 1920s who were prohibited from playing in the major leagues.
Mr Biden – who recognized Ambassador Donald Blinken’s birthday – continued: “Satchel Paige on his 47th birthday scored a victory over Chicago. And all the press came in and said, ‘Satch, this is amazing. Forty-seven, no one has ever thrown a victory at 47. How do you feel about being 47? ‘ He said ‘Boys, that’s not how I see it.’ He said “How do you see it, Satch? And he said “I see it that way, how old would you be if you knew how old you are?” I am 50 years old and the Ambassador 47.
“That this should be explained is beyond the absurd”, an article on Mediaite a dit.
Eric Trump was one of dozens of blue-checked Twitter conservatives who took the commentary as proof that Mr. Biden is a fanatic.
“Did Biden just say what I think he said?” Eric Trump asked, before tweeting a “red face” emoji.
Other users have pointed out that Eric’s father has a history of racist statements and actions.
Reverend Chuck Corrie wrote: “Any Donald Trump fan tweeting about Joe Biden who forgets the word ‘League’ at the end of the Great Negro League, is just trying to light up America. President Biden forgot a word. The old guy is basically a hoodless Klansman.
Any Donald Trump fan tweeting about Joe Biden forgetting the word “League” at the end of the Great Negro League, is just trying to light up America.
President Biden forgot a word. The old guy is basically a Klansman with no hood. Https://t.co/YzGGIHcFux
– Rév. Dr Chuck Currie (@RevChuckCurrie) November 11, 2021
From mass incarceration to mass deportation, anyone following me knows that I will be the first to hold Joe Biden to account. But it seems to me, he meant a big “Black League pitcher” and stumbled over his words.
– ChuckModi (@ChuckModi1) November 11, 2021
“It must be hard to wake up every day and hope for things to feign outrage,” another Twitter user wrote.
Mr Biden told the same story to Pope Francis during their recent meeting at the Vatican, which led to false claims that he called the Pope “the famous African-American baseball player in America.”
Mr Biden also told the same story when the LA Dodgers visited the White House in July.