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Biden remembers black baseball player Paige as ‘great negro’

16:37, 12 November 2021
Biden remembers black baseball player Paige as ‘great negro’ Photo: Joe Burbank/TNS via ZUMA Wire/ТАСС

President of the US, Joseph Biden has added another gaffe in his list of errors calling baseball pitcher Leroy Robert “Satchel” Paige “the great negro” before correcting himself saying “negro leagues” in which Satchel actually played.

It happened publically during Biden’s respect speech aimed at the retired US Ambassador to Hungary Donald Blinken, 95,  who is also a father of Secretary of State Antony Blinken, 59.

“I’ve adopted the attitude of the great negro at the time, pitcher of the Negro leagues, who went on to become a great pitcher in the pros - in Major League Baseball - after Jackie Robinson. His name was Satchel Paige,” Joe Biden said in his speech.

Twitter was blasted by Biden's gaffe as people rushed to leave comments on the subject.

Eric Trump, the son of former President Donald Trump, also left a tweet regarding what Biden has said. 

Some people surely stand for Biden claiming he did it unintentionally pointing at the President’s purpose to pronounce “Negro league.”

One of the Twitter users insisted that the word “negro” isn’t an offensive one.

Joe Biden, 78, was seen many times committing gaffes as once he forgot the name of his colleague, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison during the meeting between the US, UK, and Australia on the subject of AUKUS.

Once the President failed to remember the exact number of days he spent in Europe, saying the trip lasted for 13 days when in fact it ended on day eight. 

Russian top doctor and epidemiologist Gennadiy Onishenko once suggested that the US President has sclerotic vessels, which lead to forgetfulness and rambling, noting that this might have been caused due to Biden’s age.