President Joe Biden suggested that the internet illiteracy of Hispanics and African-American minorities serves as a big challenge the country has to face for the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.
During a CNN Town Hall appearance in Milwaukee, the president can be heard saying that many people “don’t know how to register” to get the vaccine. He added that not everyone from the Hispanic and African-American community knows how to use the internet. He also said that because of this, they can’t go online to register for the vaccine.
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Because of this, many criticized Biden for perpetuating a racial stereotype about the literacy of minorities.
— Steven Cheung (@CaliforniaPanda) February 17, 2021
This is one of the seemingly numerous gaffes he has made during the town hall. Others include Biden forgetting that he received the vaccine, saying that he entered office while no vaccine is available.
The president likely meant to claim that there was no distribution outline for the vaccine that the Trump administration left behind. However, this, too, is not true.
Dr. Anthony Fauci clarified this to reporters back in January, saying that the nation is “not starting from scratch” when it comes to vaccination this distribution. He put this on the record after Biden administration staff members said no plan was in place.
On top of this, former President Donald Trump’s administration even put the current administration on track to reach the goal of releasing 100 million doses in Biden’s first 100 days