Joe Biden sparked outrage on Black Twitter when he suggested Black business owners would be as successful as white entrepreneurs if they had lawyers and accountants.
The president made the comments during a press conference in Tulsa, OK, where he spoke at the 100-year anniversary of the Black Wall Street race riot.
Biden said young black entrepreneurs are "just as capable of succeeding given the chance as white entrepreneurs are, but they don't have lawyers, they don't have accountants."
As usual, Biden's remarks about the Black community drew confusion and dismay on social media.
Conservative commentator @KatiePavlich tweeted: "Wait until Joe Biden finds out black people are lawyers and accountants."
Another Twitter user said, Black people don't know how to get IDs and they can't get lawyers or accountants.
And a third user wrote, "If you have an accountant, you ain't Black!"
Wait until Joe Biden finds out black people are lawyers and accountants. https://t.co/Wqmb0Nrmgp
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) June 1, 2021
In what world is Biden living?
I know a lot of brilliant black professionals.
— Jose Garoffalo (@JGaroffalo) June 1, 2021
I’m just spitballing here, but this president says some really racist stuff.
— Jenn (@MsBookAHolic) June 1, 2021
Black business owners don't have accountants and attorneys? pic.twitter.com/yf2kWD6ahp
— Derrick Burnette (@dpburnette) June 1, 2021
If you have an accountant, you ain’t black!
— Large Marge (@largemarge76) June 1, 2021