Joe Biden’s Satchel Paige comment to the POPE goes viral as he’s slammed over ‘racist’ Veterans Day speech

PRESIDENT Joe Biden’s Satchel Paige comment to the Pope went viral this week as he got slammed over his “racist” Veterans Day speech.

The 78-year-old Democrat’s remarks to the pope resurfaced as the president was dubbed “Racist Joe” on social media after he shockingly called baseball legend Satchel Paige a “great negro at the time.”

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Biden spoke about Satchel Paige during a visit with the Pope and in his Veterans Day speech[/caption]
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On Veteran’s Day, President Biden shockingly called Satchel Paige a ‘great negro at the time’[/caption]

Biden made his most recent Paige comment during a speech at Arlington Cemetary in Virginia on Thursday.

But weeks before that, Biden was seen on video shaking Pope Francis’ hand in the Vatican — and appeared to say, “You’re the famous African-American baseball player,” referring to Paige.

Paige is a renowned baseball player for over five decades who played in both the Negro League and the Major League.

A short video clip was shared across the internet showing Biden referencing Paige, prompting viewers to criticize the president for being confused.

In reality, Biden was telling the 84-year-old Pope a parable about aging, AP News explains.

And footage released by the Vatican showed Biden saying: “There’s a famous African American baseball player in America.”

He also quoted Paige saying: “How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you were?”

Following Biden’s chat to the pope, the president was ripped for “slowing down mentally and physically” and for his apparent “fixation” with the famous Black pitcher.

In a Boston Herald opinion piece, political reporter Peter Lucas wrote last month that Biden “mumbles and meanders, forgets names, forgets what he is talking about and repeats and embellishes questionable old stories.”

He continued: “Biden’s condition is understandable. For one thing, he’s 80 years old, and 30 years past two operations for brain aneurysms. Those factors can’t be working in his favor.

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“Perhaps that is why a befuddled Biden said to Pope Francis Friday, “You’re the famous African American baseball player in America,” and then proceeded to talk about Satchel Paige to the confused pontiff.”

Following Biden’s Veterans Day speech, comments erupted on Twitter, with one person asking: “What’s with Biden’s fixation on Satchel Paige?

“He told the same story to the Pope right before he pooped his pants at the Vatican.

“Is ‘Satchel Paige’ code from Biden to signal his handlers ‘I’m about to poop my pants again?'”

Another tweeted: “Biden has this stupid Satchel Page story that is supposed to be funny that he told The Pope and now again on Vet’s Day.

“Only thing he can remember and lets him pretend he isn’t racist.”

Someone else wrote: “Why does he keep telling this story Biden mentioned Satchel Page to the Pope, his translator kept asking for clarification!

“Biden is suffering dementia, deteriorating mentally and physically more each day.”

The president’s Paige comment to the Pope took place approximately two weeks before his “racist” Veteran’s Day speech.

Biden blundered over his words while talking about the baseball icon’s time playing in the Negro League.

“I’ve adopted the attitude of the great negro at the time, pitcher in the Negro leagues, went on to become a great pitcher in the pros, in the MLB after Jackie Robison, his name was Satchel Paige,” Biden said.

However, Biden’s blunder triggered social media users to question his choice of wording when referencing the legend.

The hashtag “RacistJoe” was trending number one on Twitter on Friday morning, as critics ripped the president over his latest gaffe.

One person wrote: “#RacistJoe You guys. Please get him off stage. People can hear him, you know. It’s embarrassing more than funny. Stahp it. Come get your boy.”

Another critic tweeted: “Morning America: Has #RacistJoe been impeached yet?”

A third person said: “I can’t believe he said that #RacistJoe.”

“You’ve got to be kidding me. Please don’t anyone make excuses for this. Please,” tweeted a fourth person.

Earlier this month, Twitter trolls made ridiculous claims that Biden “pooped himself” amid reports that his meeting with Pope Francis was “unusually long.”

The hashtag #PoopypantsBiden went viral as baseless rumors circulated that the commander in chief had a “bathroom incident” while in Rome.

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Biden met with the Pope on October 29, 2021[/caption]
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Paige played in both the Negro League and the Major League[/caption]

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