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    President Joe Biden spoke at a community center in Raleigh on Thursday, joined by Governor Roy Cooper, to encourage North Carolinians and Americans to get vaccinated, while warning about the dangers of the Delta COVID-19 variant.

    President Joe Biden is under fire for what came across as “racist” statements he made at a mobile vaccine unit in North Carolina on Thursday.

    Biden addressed the crowd to urge people to get COVID-19 jabs, but social media users were riled when he implied that all American “Latinx” were wary of getting vaccinated because they feared they would be deported.

    “It's awful hard as well to get Latinx vaccinated, Why? They're worried they'll be vaccinated and deported,” said Biden.

    Biden’s use of the gender-neutral, non-binary alternative term for Latino, or Hispanic Americans, had many cringing on Twitter.

    ​Others took issue with his claim that Latin Americans were afraid of getting vaccinated out of fear of deportation.

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