Joe Biden’s disastrous interview yesterday is the gift that keeps on giving to the Trump campaign and it looks like he will not survive it intact.
Multiple high profile African American leaders have trashed Joe Biden and more will come forward to do so.
But that is all from his racial charged comment telling blacks they have to vote for him. The bigger flub and what most missed may have been his lie that the NAACP has always endorsed him.
Today they even pushed back and denied the claim and said they have never endorsed Biden or any politician for that matter. Ouch.
From Fox News:
The NAACP on Friday pushed back on a claim by presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden that the civil rights organization had endorsed him “every time I’ve run” — stating that the group never endorses any political candidate.
“Yesterday, former Vice President Joe Biden made a comment about the NAACP’s endorsement,” the statement by Derrick Johnson, president and CEO of the NAACP, said. “We want to clarify that the NAACP is a non-partisan organization and does not endorse candidates for political office at any level.”
The statement was in response to Biden’s claim during an interview with “The Breakfast Club” that the group had endorsed him every time he had run as he sought to tout his credentials in supporting the black community.
“Take a look at my record. I extended the Voting Rights Act for 25 years. I have a record that is second to none. The NAACP’s endorsed me every time I’ve run,” he said. “Take a look at the record.”
But Johnson in his statement said that “the NAACP has one mission and that is fighting for and advancing our Black communities towards an equitable reality.”
“Our primary focus at this moment is to ensure that our communities that have been victims of domestic terrorism and disproportionately impacted by this pandemic have the opportunity to cast their powerful vote come November,” he said.
The statement comes amid the controversy caused by his remarks in the interview with Charlemagne tha God, where he said that those having a hard time “figuring out” whether to support him or President Trump “ain’t black.”
“I tell you if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black,” he said.
After the remarks were blasted across the political spectrum, Biden walked them back, saying in an afternoon phone call with the U.S. Black Chambers that “I shouldn’t have been so cavalier.”