It’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in 2022. Joe Biden has yet to make an official statement in honor of the occasion. As it hasn’t yet, I’ll just remind our readers of what Joe Biden said in 2020, when he compared the assassination in 1968 of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to George Floyd’s death.
Biden stated that Dr. King’s assassination didn’t have the same global impact as George Floyd’s death. He made this statement during a Philadelphia teleconference. It’s like TV changed the Civil Rights Movement for the better when they saw Bull Connor with his dogs ripping off the clothes of elderly black women who went to church, and the firehoses ripping off the skin of young children.
“Now, it’s amazing how many people have millions of cell phones. It has changed how everyone sees this. “Look at the millions of people marching all over the globe,” Biden said.
George Floyd’s death sparked a lot of racial tensions and looting in the United States. There were also many more deaths and an increase in unprovoked murders of police officers. This is what Biden seemed to think was a positive thing.
It is hard to believe that Joe Biden would consider George Floyd’s passing to be more transformative or positively impactful than Martin Luther King Jr’s. But it is.
Biden’s comments came just weeks after he apologized for saying that “If you have any problem figuring out if you’re for Trump or me, then you ain’t black” during an interview with Charlamagne tha God.