Joe Biden was doing an interview with Breakfast Club co-host Charlamagne tha God, who after so many broken promises from Dems over the years wanted to know if Biden would be different.
To which Biden said “then you ain’t black” if you have to figure out who to vote for.
“I’m not acknowledging anybody who is being considered, but I guarantee you: There are multiple black women being considered. Multiple,” Biden said of his possible vice presidential nominees.
At that moment an aide to the Biden broke in and tried to end the interview, “Thank you so much. That’s really our time. I apologize,” the aide said.
“You can’t do that to black media,” Charlamagne said.
“I do that to white media and black media because my wife has to go on at 6 o’clock,” Biden said before adding: “Uh oh. I’m in trouble.”
“Listen, you’ve got to come see us when you come to New York, VP Biden,” Charlamagne added. “It’s a long way until November. We’ve got more questions.”
“You’ve got more questions?” Biden said before making an odd and possibly lethal racial comment:
“Well I tell you what, if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.”
Enter Republican Senator Tim Scott who issued a blistering rebuke:
“And President Trump comes along, and through his criminal justice reform, corrects the absolute mistakes made by Joe Biden; 1.3 million African-Americans voted for Trump. He’s saying to 1.3 million African-Americans that you are not black? Who in the heck does he think he is? That is the most arrogant, outrageous comment that I’ve heard in a very long time and I take offense to that,” Scott said.
He Tweeted out his outrage as well: “1.3 million black Americans already voted for Trump in 2016. This morning, Joe Biden told every single one of us we “ain’t black.” I’d say I’m surprised, but it’s sadly par for the course for Democrats to take the black community for granted and browbeat those that don’t agree.”
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Imagine if Donald Trump said this… https://t.co/cyrzWWgmaJ
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) May 22, 2020