by Sam Rostock
Joe Biden made a rare public appearance Thursday in Kenosha, Wisconsin. And it did NOT go well.
The former Vice President later held a gathering with a small group of supporters and media people where he was panting and ranting about raising taxes.
And then in perhaps his most bizarre utterance, he told his mostly-Black audience Thomas Edison did not invent the lightbulb – it was a black man!
Joe Biden: “Why in God’s name don’t we teach history in history classes. A black man invented the light bulb not a white guy named Edison, Okay?”
That was bizarre.
The “black man” Biden seemed to have in mind, Lewis Latimer, created an improved filament, he didn’t invent the bulb.
Dozens of additional improvements to bulb filaments were created and patented over the next 100 years as well, but no one claims THEY invented the light bulb!
Edison patented his light bulb in 1882, but other European men also patented their own, rudimentary versions of a bulb throughout the 1870s.
All of the men were White…not that it matters, but it makes Biden’s absurd claim all the more bizarre.
And Lewis Latimer worked for Edison, years after the Patent was filed, to help the great inventor distribute lamps and bulbs throughout the big cities of America and Europe. Latimer himself always said Edison himself was the true “inventor” of the bulb and even filed patents for Edison for nearly 20 years!
Is Biden so afraid of losing Black voters to Trump in 2020 that he is pandering this desperately?
Looks like he has reason to do so. Support for Trump among Blacks (and Hispanics) has surged since the RNC…