(CBrief) – President Joe Biden is being attacked after referring to the new governor of Maryland with what many believe was a racially charged term as he called him a “boy.”

“You got a hell of a new governor in Wes Moore, I tell ya,” he said in a speech on Wednesday in Lanham, Maryland to an audience of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers union members.

“He’s the real deal, and the boy looked like he could still play,” he said. “He got some guns on him.”

Twitter users shredded the president for the term.

“President Biden on Wednesday referred to Maryland Gov. Wes Moore, who is Black, as ‘boy’ during his opening remarks to an audience of IBEW union workers. Dementia can’t even hide Joe Biden’s racism,” one Twitter user said.

“Of course Joe Biden called Black Maryland Governor Wes Moore, ‘boy.’ He called Barack Obama, ‘the first mainstream [Black man] who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.’ And those are some of his *least* racist comments — let alone his policies,” another said.