President Joe Biden called a recent decision to eliminate mask mandates in some states ‘Neanderthal thinking’ this week; reminding critics of Hillary Clinton’s epic election gaffe when she labeled Trump supporters “deplorables.”
“Simply giving freedoms causes Joe Biden – the great uniter – to call us Neanderthals among other words that his predecessor Hillary Clinton did as well,” Kayleigh McEnany told Fox News.
“You could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables,” said Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail. “Right? They’re racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic – Islamophobic – you name it.”
President Biden on lifting mask mandates: "The last thing we need is Neanderthal thinking." pic.twitter.com/oh6mcTfLOt
— The Hill (@thehill) March 3, 2021
“I think it’s a big mistake. Look, I hope everybody has realized by now that these masks make a difference. We’re on the cusp of being able to change the nature of this disease because of the way we’re getting vaccines into people’s arms. We’ve moved that up to May,” said Biden.
“The last thing we need is Neanderthal thinking that in the meantime, everything is fine!” he added. “It still matters.”
‘I’M SORRY’: Biden Bows to Pressure, Apologizes for Previous Comments on Segregationists
Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden publicly apologized over the weekend; saying he was “sorry” after he praised his willingness to work with segregationist lawmakers during his time in the United States Senate.
“Former Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday apologized for recent comments about working with segregationist senators in his early days in the U.S. Senate, saying he understands now his remarks could have been offensive to some,” reports the Associated Press.
“Was I wrong a few weeks ago?” Biden asked a crowd of supporters in South Carolina. “Yes, I was. I regret it, and I’m sorry for any of the pain of misconception that caused anybody.”
“I’m flawed and imperfect like everyone else. I’ve made the best decisions that I could at the moment they had to be made,” Biden said. “If the choice is between doing nothing and acting, I’ve chosen to act.”
“I’m going to let my record stand for itself and not be distorted or smeared,” he added.
Biden’s political stance on race relations were thrust into the national spotlight after last month’s Democratic debates.
Senator Kamala Harris is quickly capitalizing off last month’s Democratic debate, with new data showing the California lawmaker is now in a virtual tie with former Vice President and frontrunner Joe Biden.
“Sen. Kamala Harris of California has catapulted into a virtual tie with former Vice President Joe Biden in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination — and she’s made significant inroads with black voters — following her widely praised debate performance last week, a new national poll released Tuesday showed,” reports NBC News.
“The latest Quinnipiac University poll of Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters showed Biden with 22 percent support and Harris with 20 percent — a double-digit jump for her since the university’s previous poll last month,” adds the survey.
President Trump weighed-in last Tuesday on the 2020 Democratic presidential primary; saying the “Crew” looks “easier to debate” than his 2016 opponent Hillary Clinton.
“As most people are aware, according to the Polls, I won EVERY debate, including the three with Crooked Hillary Clinton, despite the fact that in the first debate, they modulated the sound on me, and got caught. This crew looks somewhat easier than Crooked, but you never know?” posted the Commander-in-Chief on social media.
‘I’M A BUCS FAN!’ DeSantis RIPS Media for Mask Hypocrisy, Asks Big Groups ‘Fine’ for Biden Celebrations?
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis ripped members of the media during a press conference Thursday; defending his decision to attend the Super Bowl and watch Tampa Bay win the NFL championship.
“The media’s worried about that, obviously. You guys really love that,” DeSantis said during a news conference.
“You don’t care as much if it’s a ‘peaceful protest’ … and then it’s fine,” the Republican governor added. “You don’t care as much if they’re celebrating a Biden election. You only care about it if it’s people you don’t like.”
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis came to the defense of Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans who gathered in Tampa following their Super Bowl win on Sunday after a reporter brought up the photos that went viral this week of crowds celebrating in the streets. pic.twitter.com/XQsTj7Jem0
— Eric Demamp (@ericdemamp) February 11, 2021
“So, I’m a Bucs fan. I’m damn proud of what they did on Sunday night,” he told members of the press.
Watch DeSantis’ comments above.