Joe Biden Imitates an Indian Accent during NH Speech

Vice President Joe Biden (who I like to think of as America’s wacky, slightly off-color Uncle Joe) briefly imitated an Indian accent while giving a speech in New Hampshire on Thursday.

This of course isn’t the first time Biden’s gotten into hot water with the desi community. Back in 2006, the then-Senator noted that “You cannot go into a Dunkin Donuts or a 7-Eleven unless you have a slight Indian accent.”

Watch the video of yesterday’s speech below. The imitation begins at 00:09 and ends rather abruptly. As one Buzzfeed commenter noted, “It’s like halfway through the impression he thought, “Oh sh–, better not follow through with this one.”

2 thoughts on “Joe Biden Imitates an Indian Accent during NH Speech

  1. Shorav says:

    I wasn’t sure what to think when Biden did that. It’s always easy to write stuff like this off as just some silly thing that Joe Biden says. Besides, Indian-Americans make fun of the stereotypical Indian accent all the time. I guess I wasn’t annoyed because he caught himself. Just one of those relatively innocuous moments that makes Biden one of the more sincere politicians out there.

    • Lakshmi says:

      Thanks for commenting! For me, the fact that he caught himself was the most surprising thing. Maybe he’s finally learning restraint.

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