Biden appears peeved at the lack of applause from Navy cadets.
“You are a really dull class. Come on, man. Is the sun getting to you? I would think you’d have an opportunity when I say that about the Navy to clap — to be here together …” pic.twitter.com/OFuXYiL4s5
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) May 19, 2021
Biden also quoted Chinese Communist dictator Mao Zedong in reference to women in the Coast Guard Academy. Biden said: “There’s a saying we use in a different context, it’s a Chinese saying, it says, ‘Women hold up half the world.’ He goes on to say “It’s an absolutely stupid position not to make sure they represent at least half of what we do.”
Biden quotes Mao Zedong in address to Coast Guard Class of 2021: “Women hold up half the world.” He goes on to say “It’s an absolutely stupid position not to make sure they represent at least half of what we do.” pic.twitter.com/ZaKwZTQqPX
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) May 19, 2021
Biden has a history of similar comments. In 2016, while addressing troops in Al-Dharfra Air Base Biden told to troops “clap for that you stupid bastards.” Biden seemed upset and continued to call the servicemen and women “a dull bunch” and said they “must be slow.” Biden was Vice President at the time and was visiting the airbase in the United Arab Emirates.