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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden reportedly misstepped with a “gay waiter” comment during a private fundraising event in Seattle on Saturday.

Biden was delivering a speech at the residence of public relations executive Roger Nyhus in Seattle to a group of major donors, CNN reported. He reportedly suggested that if someone “made fun of a gay waiter” five years ago, people would just let it go, according to a press pool of the event.

His campaigns deputy press secretary Matt Hill said Biden was “making the point that there is much more work to be done.”

“The LGBTQ community has made significant progress, but @JoeBiden is making the point that there is much more work to be done. Suggesting the LGBTQ community didnt face discrimination five years ago or even today is just not accurate,” Hill said.

Biden — speaking at fundraiser hosted by Seattle gay-rights leader — suggests that mocking “a gay waiter” was seen as OK just five years ago, leading to crowd objections, per pool report. pic.twitter.com/eu02HpAlq4

— Dan Diamond (@ddiamond) June 30, 2019

The LGBTQ community has made significant progress, but @JoeBiden is making the point that there is much more work to be done. Suggesting the LGBTQ community didnt face discrimination five years ago or even today is just not accurate.

— Matt Hill (@thematthill) June 30, 2019

Biden reportedly continued to say that if someone made similar homophobic comments today, “that person would not be invited back.”

A vocal response came from the crowd, including an audience member saying “Not in Seattle,” according to the pool.

Here are the fundraiser invites for Joe Bidens Seattle / Medina events today. https://t.co/slc9DINqSU pic.twitter.com/FgC3zETp5E

— Jim Brunner (@Jim_Brunner) June 29, 2019

Nyhus is a popular advocate for LGRead More – Source

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