Joe Biden is known for his verbal gaffes over many years. He once told a man in a wheelchair to stand up so everyone could see him.
Now he wants to make America “straight” again.
Is this the first Biden gaffe?
Biden: “America is coming back like we used to be: ethical, straight…” pic.twitter.com/hyHWCt98oT
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His comment came only hours after he released a video announcing he’s running for the Democratic nomination for president in 2020.
“America is coming back like we used to be: ethical, straight,” he said.
One Twitter user said Biden is “going for that Chick-fil-A vote,” referring to LGBT protests of the fast food chain for its owners’ contributions to various Christian organizations.
A blogger for the Twitter news-aggregator Twitchy wrote, “If you thought that was a gaffe, wait’ll you hear the rest of Biden’s thought.”
In fact, he said: “America’s coming back like we used to be. Ethical, straight, telling the truth … supporting our allies. All those good things.”
“Can you imagine the reaction to a Republican who said he was going to make America ‘straight’ again?” wrote Brent Scher.
Others pointed out the similarity to President Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan.
“Remember when ‘make America great again’ was controversial?” wrote Joe Simonson.
Said the Twitchy blogger: “No, this is ‘Make American Great Like We Used to Be.’ Totally different.”
It isn’t likely to be Biden’s only gaffe of the campaign. WND compiled a sampling of the many over long political career.
At a gun-control press conference with New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Biden said, “Think about what happened out in – when Gabby Giffords, my good friend, was shot and mortally wounded.”
Only she wasn’t mortally wounded.
During an online town hall Biden said, “If you want to protect yourself, get a double-barrel shotgun, just fire two blasts outside the house.”
He didn’t explain how a two-shot shotgun could be used as a defensive weapon after firing both shots.
After attending a U.K. national security council meeting he stated, “I spent half my life on our national security council.” Biden is 70. He had been on the U.S. National Security Council for four years.
At the Iowa State Society inauguration ball Biden declared, “I’m proud to be president of the United States.” He corrected himself after the audience began to laugh, saying: “I’m proud to be vice president of the United States. And I’m prouder to be Barack Obama, President Barack Obama’s vice president,” he confusingly added.
Aug. 22, 2012: “Folks, I can tell you I’ve known eight presidents, three of them intimately.”
Aug. 14, 2012 (to a largely African-American audience): “Look at what they [Republicans] value, and look at their budget. And look what they’re proposing. [Romney] said in the first 100 days, he’s going to let the big banks write their own rules – unchain Wall Street. They’re going to put y’all back in chains.”
May 16, 2012: “My mother believed and my father believed that if I wanted to be president of the United States, I could be vice president!”
April 26, 2012: “I promise you, the president has a big stick. I promise you.”
March 17, 2010: “His mom lived in Long Island for 10 years or so. God rest her soul. And- although, she’s – wait – your mom’s still – your mom’s still alive. Your dad passed. God bless her soul.”
Feb. 6, 2009: “If we do everything right, if we do it with absolute certainty, there’s still a 30 percent chance we’re going to get it wrong.”
Oct. 15, 2008: “…a three-letter word: jobs. J-O-B-S, jobs.”
Sept. 22, 2008: “When the stock market crashed, Franklin D. Roosevelt got on the television and didn’t just talk about the, you know, the princes of greed. He said, ‘Look, here’s what happened.” (The market crashed in 1929, before FDR was president)
Sept. 12, 2008 (to wheelchair-bound Missouri state Sen. Chuck Graham): “Stand up, Chuck, let ’em see ya.”
Sept. 10, 2008: “Hillary Clinton is as qualified or more qualified than I am to be vice president of the United States of America. Quite frankly, it might have been a better pick than me.”