Ayyyeee… What’s Goodie Everyone. So I got some tea and it involves Joe Biden.
This is an update to a story published on Dream’s Chronicles Reloaded ™.
Former vice president Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, said he regretted saying Friday that any black voter who is undecided between himself and President Trump “ain’t black.”
“I should not have been so cavalier,” Biden said on a call with US Black Chambers, an organization focused on promoting black owned businesses.
“I’ve never ever ever taken the African American community for granted,” Biden said, adding “there are African Americans who think Trump is worth voting for” and “I’m prepared to put my record against his, that was the bottom line.”
Biden’s comment about African American Trump voters came during a contentious Friday morning interview on the popular black radio show “The Breakfast Club,” in which Biden was pressed to defend his record on issues affecting black communities.
The Trump campaign and its allies seized on the comment, calling it “racist” and evidence that Biden hasn’t earned the black vote.
The exchange occurred after a Biden staffer attempted to cut off the interview and host Charlamagne tha God said, “You can’t do that to black media.” He then told Biden he needed to come back on the show before November because they had more questions for him.
“You got more questions, but I’ll tell you if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black,” Biden said.
“It don’t have nothing to do with Trump, it has to do with the fact I want something for my community,” Charlamagne said.
The backlash was swift and the Biden campaign quickly defended the remark as an unserious quip.
“The comments made at the end of the Breakfast Club interview were in jest, but let’s be clear about what the VP was saying: he was making the distinction that he would put his record with the African American community up against Trump’s any day. Period,” said senior campaign adviser Symone Sanders, who is also black.