BREAKING NEWS – Washington, D.C. – Several social media users piled on President Biden’s comments this week attacking the current GOP as worse than Strom Thurmond, the longtime U.S. Senator who supported segregationist policies during his career.

Biden made the remarks at a fundraiser on Wednesday, saying the current GOP is worse than the “real racists” he served alongside in the 1970s.

“I’ve been a senator since ’72. I’ve served with real racists. I’ve served with Strom Thurmond. I’ve served with all these guys that have set terrible records on race,” Biden told the crowd at the fundraiser, according to the White House press pool.

“What about Senator Robert Byrd who was democrat and was also a member of the KKK’ You served with him too, right?” shouted out one of the reporters.

“I had a lot of respect for Senator Byrd!” Biden shouted back. “He made a big turn around regarding his bigotry, because when he left office in 2010, he didn’t want all blacks in America sent back to Africa, just half!”