Joe Biden Tells Coal Miners To Code, Then Calls Game Coders “little Creeps”
ol’ Joe Biden had strong words for the sillicon valley devs he met: they’re “little creeps.” The strange declaration towards video game developers came after Biden met with them in California.
He said the following during an interview with the New York Times.
“And at one point, one of the little creeps sitting around that table, who was a multi- — close to a billionaire — who told me he was an artist because he was able to come up with games to teach you how to kill people… And then one of these righteous people said to me that, you know,
New York Times writer Charlie Warzel then suggested, “Like video games.” Biden continued, “Yeah, video games. And I was lectured by one of the senior leaders there that by saying if I insisted on what Leahy’d put together and we were, I thought we were going to fully support, that they would blow up the network, figuratively speaking. Have everybody contact. They get out and go out and contact the switchboard, just blow it up.”
Biden continued to mock them, saying “We are the economic engine of America. We are the ones…” The point is, there’s an arrogance about it, an overwhelming arrogance that we are, we are the ones. We can do what we want to do. I disagree. “
The stance is a big switch from when he told beleaguered coal miners to “learn to code.”