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Did Biden break federal law in speech about Satchel Paige?

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President Joe Biden delivers remarks Tuesday, July 27, 2021, at the ODNI Headquarters in Tysons Corner, Virginia. (Official White House photo by Adam Schultz)

Joe Biden’s recent reference to “the great Negro,” baseball star Satchell Paige, may have just been another in his massive encyclopedia of gaffes.

Or something more.

It’s because Barack Obama, back in 2016, signed into law what essentially is a ban on the federal government’s use of that word.

Biden’s comments came during a recent speech.

He said:

I want to welcome all the Cabinet members and honored guests joining us today, including the father of our Secretary of State, who served in the Army Air Corps during World War Two, Ambassador Donald Blinken, whose birthday is today. Happy Birthday. Thank you for your service to our country.

And I just want to tell you, I know you’re a little younger than I am, but, you know, I’ve adopted the attitude of the great Negro — at the time, pitcher in the Negro Leagues — went on to become a great pitcher in the pros — in the Major League Baseball after Jackie Robinson. His name was Satchel Paige.

And Satchel Paige, on his 47th birthday, pitched a win against Chicago. And all the press went in and said, “Satch, it’s amazing — 47 years old. No one’s ever, e

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