Biden has faced criticism for his remarks regarding minority entrepreneurs earlier in the week, which were made during a speech that commemorated the 100-year anniversary of the Tulsa racial massacre.
During his speech, Biden argues that “data” illuminates that minority entrepreneurs can demonstrate just as much capability as “white entrepreneurs”; however, Biden also proceeds to argue that minority entrepreneurs apparently lack legal representation and accounting bookkeepers, though “they have great ideas.”
Biden then proclaimed that the “whole nation would be better off” from all the varied contributions from minority entrepreneurs, which is precisely why he has apparently thrown support behind the National Small Business Administration to ensure that minority entrepreneurs “get those loans.”
BIDEN: "…young black entrepreneurs are just as capable of succeeding given the chance as white entrepreneurs are, but they don't have lawyers, they don't have accountants…" pic.twitter.com/uaVQO6vPeN
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) June 1, 2021
Biden’s commentary was quickly met with a barrage of criticism on Twitter, with many users launching accusations of racism against Biden.
The President of the United States doesn't think black entrepreneurs have lawyers or accountants, which seems like some of that 'soft bigotry of low expectations' that's the Democrats' favorite kind of racism. https://t.co/ZLxHcSNI2N
— Spencer Brown (@itsSpencerBrown) June 1, 2021
I’m black and I know exactly where to get lawyers and accountants, you racist.
— Lavern Spicer (@lavern_spicer) June 1, 2021
Wooooow!!! So not only are we incapable of using the internet…we can't afford nor find lawyers and accountants neither! The mind of a white liberal I swear!! 🙄🙄
— Tacha B. (@Itsmzchampagne) June 1, 2021
How is this not a racist comment? https://t.co/2rUmDVG0i5
— Brit Hume (@brithume) June 2, 2021
This just in: Young Black entrepreneurs have lawyers and accountants. https://t.co/Iwm3mekGOB
— Jon Gabriel (@exjon) June 2, 2021
Why, why, why allow yourself to be patronized like this? You don’t have to. https://t.co/uyrVscUqip
— Allie Beth Stuckey (@conservmillen) June 2, 2021