(PresidentialInsider.com)- Former President Barack Obama proved his racist credentials this week, in a video clip that Black and Hispanic Americans should be a priority for receiving the COVID-19 vaccines.
During a video conference published online, in which he promoted the COVID-19 vaccines developed courtesy of the Trump administration’s Operation Warp Speed program, the former president joined Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal to urge non-white Americans to receive the shot.
“I appreciate you guys doing this,” Obama said during the TV special. “Part of our goal here is to make sure that everybody who’s been going through so much in COVID understands the need and the urgency for our communities getting vaccinated.”
Charles and @Shaq agree: we can all help end this pandemic by getting the COVID-19 vaccine. It's the only way to keep everyone safe and help us get back to all the things we miss most—from seeing family and friends to watching sports in person. pic.twitter.com/y2DlprGPds
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) April 18, 2021
And while the Democrats have long inaccurately claimed that former President Donald Trump pushed racial politics, much of the message coming from Obama and the Democrats on this issue is a racial one.
“I want to make sure that our communities, particularly African American, Latino, as well as young people, understand that this will save lives and allow people to get their lives back to normal,” the former president said.
“And the sooner we get people vaccinated, the better off we’re going to be,” he added.
While the racial message might have been missed by some people, it’s not the first time that the Democrats have turned the COVID-19 vaccine into a racial political issue. In December last year, it was revealed that then-President-elected Joe Biden would prioritize “black and brown communities” in his vaccine distribution plan.
It was a decidedly racist policy that Democrats didn’t criticize even once.
Speaking to Jake Tapper, Biden said that distributing the vaccine would cost billions of dollars, and expressed his concern about making it available as a priority to non-white people.
“But we also have to make sure that when the vaccine is distributed, it’s accessible to people who have been hurt the most — the brown and black communities, which are not likely to be able to access, for example, Walmarts or access — I mean, we have to get to their neighborhoods,” Biden said.
“So it’s a really difficult but doable project. But it has to be well planned. And that’s what we’re in the process of beginning to do now,” he added.
Biden explained his racist policy, saying that “African-Americans and Latinos are the first ones hurt when something happens” and “the last one to recover”…without providing any evidence whatsoever.
What is it with the Democrats making everything about race?