One of the most enduring occurrences of 2005 was Hurricane Katrina’s devastation and terror.
Culturally, perhaps the most memorable moment was when rapper and (somehow) 2024 presidential candidate Kanye West, or Ye, as he is currently known, blurted out during a fundraising event that then-President George W. Bush “doesn’t care about black people.”
Kanye West 16 years ago today:
“George Bush doesn’t care about Black people.”pic.twitter.com/3oBeJHioc1
— XXL Magazine (@XXL) September 2, 2021
(Seriously, look at Mike Myers’ awkward and horrified expression, as well as the abrupt cut away from West. It’s comedy gold.)
Bush referred to the Katrina criticism, including West’s remark, “an all-time low” point of his presidency.
If President Joe Biden had any sense of remorse — which it is becoming increasingly clear he does not — he may wish to engage in a similar retrospective as he deals with his own Kanye West-like incident.
Biden delivered a commencement address to the graduating class of Howard University on Saturday morning, and the entire event was an unmitigated catastrophe for the president, even if you remove whatever wicked drivel he managed to pass off as a speech.
Because the president had his own “doesn’t care about black people” incident, although this one does not appear to involve rappers running for president.
According to the left-leaning publication The Daily Beast and images circulating on Twitter, it appears that some Howard (a historically black university) alumni viewed Biden’s speech as the ideal opportunity to criticize the aging president.
“Turn your back to Biden,” a sign reportedly read.
“[Department of Defense] research is complicit in imperialism,” read another sign.
On his headwear, a male graduate wrote, “Biden and [Vice President Kamala] Harris don’t care about black people”; this was the most scathing sign.
A student at Howard University's graduation protested Joe Biden yesterday.
"Biden and Harris don't care about black people." pic.twitter.com/1GTeNvYGwT
— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) May 14, 2023
More on this story via The Western Journal:
The Daily Beast also noted that graduates who didn’t hold any signs actually did turn their backs to Biden.
Small picture, this is an embarrassing gaffe for a presidency filled with them. CONTINUE READING…