Joe Biden on Friday called Masters golf champion, 29 year old Hideki Matsuyama, a “Japanese boy” in the Rose Garden in front of Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.
“Yoshi, I know how proud you are — the people of Japan are — and you’ve got a Japanese boy coming over here and guess what? He won the Masters. He won the Masters. He won the green jacket,” Biden said.
Calling Matsuyama a “Japanese boy” caught the attention of the Twitterverse.
Did Biden just use the term "Japanese boy" to describe a grown ass man? oof.— Danny Jackpot (@Danny_Jackpot) April 16, 2021
What a buffoon.— Linda (@stage2thinking) April 16, 2021
Some on social media defended Biden by citing his age as a factor in his comment.
Let’s not forget, Biden claims he started serving in the Senate more than a century ago. So if Biden is over 150 years old, as he seems to believe, many of us would seem very young to the aged, career politician.