Should Joe Biden be canceled?
Biden appeared to flash the “white power” hand symbol during his televised town hall on CNN.
Don’t believe us?
Here’s the moment it happened:
The president of the United States of America pic.twitter.com/aKMiWKzKUP
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) October 22, 2021
Joe Biden is really leaning into the “👌” sign tonight. pic.twitter.com/OTv2MEEzCv
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) October 22, 2021
He's whispering again… pic.twitter.com/B5qOhRtRnt
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) October 22, 2021
Some of you might think that Joe Biden is just making the “OK” sign with his hand.
But according to the Left’s logic, he is not.
Trump made the “OK” sign sometimes while he was speaking.
But the left claimed that it was a “white power” symbol.
Yet… Biden can make this symbol multiple times on CNN, and now the same people don’t seem to care!
Here’s a clip of Trump making the “OK” sign:
Trump threw up a white power symbol while saying @AOC’s name in his latest speech.
Can we please stop asking if this man is a racist? pic.twitter.com/X6btsI2TKt
— Millennial Politics (@MillenPolitics) July 23, 2019
But after that incident, the Left claimed that Trump was using a white power symbol.
The Rolling Stone fed into the frenzy:
While referring to New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in a speech on Tuesday, President Trump flashed a distinctive hand gesture.
The gesture is traditionally the symbol for “OK,” but, mutated by a wildly successful 4chan hoax and stripped of its irony by white supremacists, it’s now also used as an earnest “white power” symbol.
So when does it mean what? As the Anti-Defamation League writes in an explainer, “The overwhelming usage of the ‘OK’ hand gesture today is still its traditional purpose as a gesture signifying assent or approval. As a result, someone who uses the symbol cannot be assumed to be using the symbol in either a trolling or, especially, white supremacist context unless other contextual evidence exists to support the contention.”
He was either using the OK sign for no apparent reason, or ironically as a symbol to trigger snowflake libs who would believe it was a symbol for white power, or unironically because it actually is a symbol for white power.
But it wasn’t just the Rolling Stone.
Other media outlets began reporting on it every time Trump made the “OK” sign with his hands.
Forbes even ran an entire article when a Trump supporter made the gesture at a rally:
A man standing directly behind President Donald Trump at a campaign rally at The Villages in Florida on Friday repeatedly made a hand gesture associated with the white supremacy movement, which coincided with the president making several racially insensitive remarks during his stump speech.
The movement associated with the gesture, called “Operation O-KKK,” was reportedly started on the anonymous message board platform 4chan in 2017.
Neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klansmen and other white nationalists use the gesture in public “to signal their presence and to spot potential sympathizers and recruits,” the New York Times reported in 2019.
It appears that the Left clearly thinks the OK symbol is a white supremacy sign.
So that raises the question:
Why did Biden make this sign multiple times during CNN’s town hall?
And why didn’t CNN call him out on it?
Here’s President Joe Biden doing that creepy whisper again (and making the white power gesture) https://t.co/PD2kQOoR8Z
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) October 22, 2021
— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) October 22, 2021
President Biden: "The violent, deadly insurrection on the Capitol nine months ago, it was about white supremacy, in my opinion."
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) October 22, 2021
Fortunately, a few honest journalists are picking up on this story.
The Right Scoop reports:
CNN held a presidential town hall tonight where Joe Biden was asked questions by someone in the ‘audience’ about taxing the wealthy.
Biden answered the question with a whisper and then flashed…a white power sign?
Ok of course it’s not a white power sign, because Biden used it and he’s not a Republican or a racist. No one in the media would every accuse Biden of using a white power sign.
We all know what would happen if Trump made that exact same sign.
It’s hypocrisy and dishonesty at its worst!