BIDEN SAID: “I DON’T THINK THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE RACIST”

April 30, 2021

BIDEN RESPONDS: 'I DON'T THINK THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE RACIST' TO SEN. SCOTT

President Biden claims that the United States is not racist, but that Black Americans have been left behind and that “we must deal with it.”

Biden was asked about the remarks Wednesday by Senator Tim Scott; who response to the president’s speech to a joint session of Congress, in an interview show that aired Friday.

“America is not a racist country,” Scott said, adding that “it’s wrong to try to use our traumatic history to dishonestly shut down debates in the present.”

While Biden and Scott hold opposing viewpoints on race in America, the president agreed with Scott — to a degree.

“I don’t think America is racist, but I think the overhang from all of the Jim Crow and before that, slavery, have had a cost and we have to deal with it.”

President Joe Biden

Biden also faces other questions

President was also asked about the situation on the southern border. He said that the number of children attempting to enter the country has “significantly decreased”; and that the situation for children coming to and at the border” has occurred.

Biden defended his administration’s efforts to reunite children separated from their families by the Trump administration. “One of the things is we don’t know yet where those kids are. We’re trying like hell to figure out what happened.

Biden also addressed the pandemic’s current situation. “Based on science and the CDC, they should definitely all be open,” the president said when asked if all K-12 schools should be open for in-person learning five days a week.

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