The gaffe came at an event where Biden was honoring Asian culture. How embarrassing!
On Monday, President Biden signed HR 3525, the “Commission To Study the Potential Creation of a National Museum of Asian Pacific American History and Culture Act.”
If the President’s knowledge is any indicator, this museum is sorely needed.
He accidentally confused the name of one of the Asian Civil Rights activists present with a city in Japan that was obliterated by a U.S. atomic bomb in 1945 — he called Karen Narasaki “Karen Nagasaki.”
A ceremony to honor Asian culture and he mispronounces an activist’s name in the worst possible way
— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) June 13, 2022
Even for Joe, that is quite the gaffe.
Sure, it’s just one letter off, but… that’s awful!
Remember, he’s reading from a teleprompter — it’s not like this is coming directly from his clearly addled brain. He’s reading it and he still can’t read it properly.
Watch Biden bungle Karen Narasaki’s name:
You can’t even make this stuff up.
Biden just called an Asian rights activist “Karen Nagasaki” instead of Narasaki.
— Cabot Phillips (@cabot_phillips) June 13, 2022
Here is the segment of Biden’s remarks from the official White House transcript:
As I said last month at Asian History — Asian American History Month reception in the Rose Garden we had, there’s no single Asian American, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander identity. The diversity of the cultures is significant. And the breadth of achievement is equally as broad and significant.
The enrichment of our country has been — our communities — not just the country, but down to individual communities — the impact that the community has had.
All of it has been defined by who you are and who we are as a nation. And it’s defined us. And all of it is an embodiment of so many of you here today. Leaders in civil rights like Karen
Nagasaki[Narasaki] and — and Karen Korematsu. Where — where are you? Where are the Karens? There you go. (Applause.)
Source: White House
As the fellas from the Ruthless Podcast often say, the hardest working man in Washington is “Bracket Man” — the poor soul that has to transcribe and edit the President and Vice President’s public speeches.
Today, “Bracket Man” didn’t just use his square brackets to add the actual meaning, he also used a strikethrough to show Biden’s very embarrassing gaffe.
Biden has apparently been frustrated that the White House Communications team is “cleaning up” his statements so frequently because it makes him “look weak.” Well… yeah. That’s because he is weak and has no idea what he’s talking about half the time.
“Bracket Man” is probably at the top of Biden’s list of aides to can ASAP.
While Biden rages behind the scenes, “Bracket Man” shouldn’t be the target of his ire.
After all, this is the one guy (or gal) on Biden’s comms team that is making sure that his speeches actually make sense.
It’s not like Joe (or even Kamala) could manage that on their own.
Maybe Joe should thank “Bracket Man” for cleaning up his messes instead of getting upset about it. After all, we’ve been reliably told that getting an ethnic name wrong is very clear evidence of racism.
As long as Biden is in the White House, “Bracket Man” is going to be very busy indeed!
Also on Monday, Biden made the bizarre insinuation that the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II was being “whitewashed.”
“This year commemorates the 80th anniversary of the incarceration of 120,000 American citizens who were Japanese-American during World War II,” Biden said, “which included — and excuse my reference to two friends — it included a dear friend who as a child, the late Norm Mineta, who went on to serve — he was in those camps when he was a child — went on to serve in the United States Army and in Congress and the Cabinet.
“The commemoration [comes] at a time where there are those who seek to whitewash the history in our schools that took place,” the president added. “And I thank — excuse it again, in Senate language, a point of personal privilege — I want to thank my dear friend who’s not here, the late [Sen.] Danny Inouye, who taught me so much.”
A recent study of school curricula found the internment of Japanese-Americans actually is the most common Asian-American history subject taught in schools. Biden didn’t specify any specific controversy involving the teaching of the topic…
…A study published in January by Sohyun An, a professor of elementary and early childhood education at Georgia’s Kennesaw State University, found the teaching of Japanese-American internment is required by the history standards of 25 of the 32 states that had specific Asian-American history requirements — the most common event specified.
In other states, it still might be taught even though it’s not specifically mentioned in state rules. For example, South Dakota standards refer to teaching of “the causes, events, and consequences of the Second World War, including issues at home and abroad.”
Source: New York Post
Biden also said that the shootings at Atlanta-area spas last year were because of “anti-Asian hate in America” despite the 21-year-old shooter saying that he was addicted to sex and went on the shooting spree that killed eight people — six of whom were Asian women — and wanted to remove “temptation.”
Biden didn’t mention the anti-Asian hate in New York that doesn’t seem to fit the Democrat narrative very well.
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But then, you can’t expect The Big Guy to pay attention to any of that.
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