Joe Biden quoted Mao Zedong in a recent campaign appearance. This is the second time the former vice president has quoted the Chinese dictator, although some believe that it is possible that he has quoted the dictator more often. More from The Daily Caller:
The moment came in an interview with ABC’s Robin Roberts, where Biden referenced one of Mao’s sayings regarding women’s rights. Mao’s declaration of gender equality came as part of his “great leap forward,” an effort to modernize a then-rural China that resulted in the deaths of more than 45 million people.
“As that old expression goes, ‘women hold up half the sky,’ and in order to be able to succeed, you’ve got to be dealt in across the board,” Biden told Roberts.
Biden has referenced this quote from Mao at least one other time on the 2020 campaign trail during a digital campaign event July 14, saying it in reference to economic relief for women amid coronavirus.
“We’ve got to get real economic relief into women’s hands now,” Biden said, later adding that “women hold up half the sky,” according to Fox News.
The Presidential candidate has had his gaffes before but this is something else. Many point out the oddity of quoting a communist dictator from China while an election is on the line, tensions with China are high, and communism is being popularized by the mainstream media. Nothing is concrete other than the facts but this episode is rather suspect none the less.