Joe Biden made a failed attempt at garnering some laughs at his first commencement address when he quoted an infamous Chinese communist leader. The President now faces criticism for citing the words of Mao Zedong during a speech in front of coast guard cadets.
The Democrat leader’s remarks were made on Wednesday at a graduation ceremony for the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut. Biden cited the People’s Republic of China’s founding father by saying the following.
He opened by stating that “there’s a [Chinese] saying,” although he didn’t reveal that it was from his reading of Zedong; he continued “women hold up half the world,” trying to use the Communist leader’s words to emphasize the importance of placing women in military command positions in the name of social justice.
The audience of cadets didn’t respond to his joke, perhaps some were familiar with the words of the communist monster who is estimated to be responsible for the death of more than 80 million people during his 60’s ‘Cultural Revolution.’
Biden, feeling awkward, jeered at the audience for their lack of enthusiasm.
This isn’t the first time that Biden has used quips from Mao Zedong, during his election campaign last year, he used lines from the communist leader while at a fundraiser with Valerie Jarret, an Iran-linked Democrat operative.
President Biden, in his commencement speech to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, called the class of graduating cadets "dull" for not laughing at his poorly delivered joke about the Navy. pic.twitter.com/O3i6dX03LF
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Author: Carole Norman