JOE Biden suffered yet another verbal gaffe during the second presidential debate Thursday, October 22, when he wrongly referred to far-right group the Proud Boys as ‘the poor boys.’
The former vice president stumbled over his words while responding to President Trump’s claim that he was the ‘least racist person in the room’ while answering questions on racial issues and the Black Lives Matter movement.
Biden mocked Trump over his response, ironically branding him ‘Abraham Lincoln’ before bringing up his questionable track record and his refusal to denounce the white supremacist group.
‘He started his campaign coming down the escalators that he was going to get rid of those Mexican rapists. He banned Muslims because they are Muslims,’ Biden said.
‘He said about the poor boys last time he was on stage, he told them to stand down and stand ready. Come on, this guy is a dog whistle about as big as a foghorn.’
Biden was referring to Trump’s controversial response at the first presidential debate last month when he infamously failed to unequivocally denounce The Proud Boys, a white supremacist group.
The verbal blunder quickly drew reaction on social media, with some Biden supporters embracing it as a new name for the group.
‘Did Biden just accidentally call the Proud Boys the “Poor Boys”? Amazing. Let’s call them that,’ user Helena Darwin tweeted.
Another added: ‘Gotta say my fave gaffe was when Biden said Trump told the “Poor Boys” to standby.’
Some users, however, said the mistake was yet another alarming sign of Biden’s alleged poor health.
‘Biden, clearly deteriorating, refers to the “Poor Boys” hahaha!’ Steve Crowder said.
‘Biden just called Trump Abraham Lincoln and called the Proud Boys the Poor Boys. I think it might be time to call it a night for him,’ journalist Mollie Hemingway said.