President Joe Biden visited Tulsa, Oklahoma, to mark the centennial of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.
Biden toured the Greenwood Cultural Center and then privately met with survivors ahead of remarks in which he announced new actions his administration is taking to narrow the racial wealth gap between Black and white Americans.
Biden also called for June to be “a month of action on Capitol Hill” on voting rights legislation and announced he’s appointing Vice President Kamala Harris to spearhead the administration’s efforts to combat, what he called, “the assault on the right to vote.”
The president was introduced by Lauren Usher, a descendent of a Tulsa Race Massacre victim. The living survivors — aged 101 to 107 — looked on during his speech.
Even in this important situation he delayed his speech and bee lined to two young girls sitting in the audience.
Biden walked away from the lectern as soon as he saw two little girls in pigtails and told them they will get ice cream if they sit through his speech.
Biden is obviously can’t help himself when he’s around children. He has to get in their face and get a sniff of their hair.
“I just had to make sure that the two girls got ice cream when this is over,” Biden said as he asked the ages of the young girls.
A few days ago Joe Biden crept on a young girl during a speech in Virginia.
“I love those barrettes in your hair. Man, I’ll tell you what, look at her she looks like she’s 19 years old sitting there like a little lady with her legs crossed,” Biden said to a 7-year-old girl.
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