Fox News political analyst Juan Williams raised eyebrows and sparked mockery online with an opinion piece claiming that Joe Biden is the “third black president” in U.S. history.
In a shocking editorial, the registered Democrat wrote that “Biden is our nation’s third Black president,” in line behind Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, using novelist Toni Morrison’s labeling Clinton as “the first Black president” as his jumping off point.
“The first actual Black president, Barack Obama, would come later. But Morrison’s memorable one-liner still gets laughs. It was a smart way to say that Clinton broke new ground by elevating Black leaders and policies that helped Black people,” Williams wrote in The Hill.
“But Biden’s 2024 campaign is worried about getting Black voters to the polls. Last week, the Biden campaign put $25 million into a radio advertising campaign to pump up enthusiasm among Black and Latino voters with message ‘Joe and Kamala are getting it done for us — and that’s the facts,'” the piece continued.
“Joe Biden is our third Black president”
– Juan Williams
INSANE ♂️ pic.twitter.com/yEwP3MOo7t
— Proud Elephant (@ProudElephantUS) October 10, 2023
“In contrast to that insulting treatment just 30 years ago, Biden can talk about naming the first Black secretary of defense, former General Lloyd J. Austin. He also selected Charles Q. Brown, an Air Force General, as chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Biden also stripped confederate names from military bases,” Williams wrote.
“And in all the negotiations over the debt ceiling, Biden put his trust in a Black woman, Shalanda Young, Biden’s director of the Office of Management and Budget and the first Black person in that job,” added the former co-host of “The Five” on the Fox News Channel.
“Apart from elevating Black people, Biden’s record includes real help for Black America,” he went on, citing examples like having the “lowest Black unemployment rate on record” and “the faster rate of creation of Black-owned small business in the last 25 years.”
“Biden has lived up to the pledge he made on the night when he declared victory in the presidential election. Standing next to Harris he told Black voters: ‘You’ve always had my back, and I’ll have yours,'” Williams told readers. “Now, Biden often tells audiences they should not compare him to the Almighty but to the alternative.”
Reactions on X (formerly Twitter) were brutal for the liberal and his obvious push of propaganda.
Excuse me while I laugh my butt off after reading this opinion from Juan Williams https://t.co/w25pxh0sLY
— Not the Bee (@Not_the_Bee) October 9, 2023
I genuinely hope that Juan Williams never gives an opinion again… https://t.co/aR8MDkXeS1
— The Bishop (@Edwin6Biscuits) October 9, 2023
— Chuck Boogie (@boogieblack1234) October 9, 2023
I used to like you on The Five but this article is insane.
Biden says seriously offensive things about black people, and you still support him?!!
The other day he slipped up and calls LL Cool J “boy”.
Dementia brings out the true self.
Biden’s a racist. pic.twitter.com/BwzreiSFIM
— SmalltownE (@ESmalltown1) October 10, 2023