Election Day can’t come soon enough for voters and everyone trying to keep Joe Biden on topic. While speaking at a campaign stop at the Little Haiti Cultural Center in Miami, Florida, Biden commented, “The good news is, for me, I’m here. The bad news, for you, is I’m coming back,” he said. “I’m coming back, I’m coming back. And I want to see these beautiful young ladies, I want to see them dancing when they’re four years older, too,” he quipped to the crowd.
The comments came following a performance of school-age children at the center. The presidential nominee was there to deliver remarks on how Hispanics would be supported under a Biden administration.
It was the second eyebrow-raising comment in as many days for Biden, who has become known for his awkward and questionable comments on the campaign trail. On Monday, at a roundtable event in Tampa, Florida, Biden was criticized for commenting, “They’re saying, ‘Jeez, the reason I was able to stay sequestered in my home is because some Black woman was able to stack the grocery shelf.’” The remarks quickly went viral without much context regarding what the Democratic nominee was actually talking about.
In an expanded look at the quote, Biden was apparently attempting to express his feelings about the problems the country faces. “And they say, ‘Well, why in the hell would you say that, Biden? You just talked about all these difficulties.’ Well, I’ll tell you why. Because the American public, the blinders have been taken off,” Biden told the roundtable attendees. “They’ve all of a sudden seen a hell of a lot clearer. They’re saying, ‘Jeez, the reason I was able to stay sequestered in my home is because some Black woman was able to stack the grocery shelf. Or a young Hispanic is out there, these Dreamers are out there, 60,000 of them acting as first responders and nurses and docs.’ Or all of a sudden people are realizing, ‘My Lord, these people have done so much. Not just Black, White, across the board, have done so much for me. We can do this. We can get things done.’ And I think they’re ready.”
Either way and in both circumstances, the remarks do not help Biden shed the image of saying questionable and sometimes awkward things while on the campaign trail.