By National Review. Joe Biden said in a Friday interview that a black voter who can’t decide between him and President Trump in the 2020 elections isn’t really black.
“If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black,” Biden told radio DJ Charlamagne tha God on The Breakfast Club. (The comments come at around the 17:15 mark.)
“It don’t have nothing to do with Trump, it has to do with the fact — I want something for my community,” Charlamagne responded.
The comments came after Biden said his campaign was looking into “multiple” African-American women to pick as his running mate.
Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina, the only Republican African American senator currently in office, slammed Biden’s remarks. (Read more from “Biden: ‘You Ain’t Black’ If You Can’t Decide Between Me and Trump” HERE)
Joe Biden Expresses Regret Over ‘You Ain’t Black’ Comments: ‘I Shouldn’t Have Been so Cavalier’
By Fox News. Joe Biden expressed regret Friday during a call with black business leaders for suggesting in an earlier interview that African-Americans unsure about whether to support him or President Trump “ain’t black.”
“I shouldn’t have been so cavalier,” Biden said in an afternoon phone call with the U.S. Black Chambers, addressing the controversy within seconds of the session starting.
The public attempt to walk back the remarks underscored how explosive the issue became for the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee’s campaign in a matter of hours, at a time when he’s working to unite the party and avoid the kind of internal divisions that helped Trump win in 2016.
Biden said he understands the comments sounded like he was taking the black vote “for granted” but insisted that wasn’t the case.
“I shouldn’t have been such a wise guy,” Biden said. “… No one should have to vote for any party, based on their race or religion or background.” (Read more from “Joe Biden Expresses Regret Over ‘You Ain’t Black’ Comments: ‘I Shouldn’t Have Been so Cavalier'” HERE)