This is one we’re gonna hear about for a while:
Former Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday emphatically defended his ties to the African-American community — telling a popular black radio personality that he “ain’t black” if he was still weighing whether to support Biden or President Donald Trump in November’s general election.
The remarks from the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee came during an at-times contentious interview on “The Breakfast Club” that aired Friday morning, during which co-host Charlamagne tha God challenged Biden over his decades-long record on racial issues and current contemplation of a black, female running mate.
The exchange came after an off-camera Biden aide is heard warning that time was running out, prompting the host to joke, “You can’t do that to black media!” As you can see, MAGA World is already leaping on the comment.
Joe Biden told a popular black radio personality on Thursday that he “ain’t black” if he was still weighing whether to support Biden or President Trump in November https://t.co/Rim2BcKvmf
— POLITICO (@politico) May 22, 2020
They’re trying to protect Joe! They don’t want the American people to know about his disgusting & dehumanizing racist mentality. pic.twitter.com/H5Ch9xEKob
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) May 22, 2020
This is disgusting.
Joe Biden: “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t Black.” pic.twitter.com/UvYZTjcPqZ
— Trump War Room – Text TRUMP to 88022 & get the APP (@TrumpWarRoom) May 22, 2020
— Larry Elder (@larryelder) May 22, 2020
.@JoeBiden: “I’ll tell ya, if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.”@cthagod: “It don’t have nothing to do with Trump. it has to do with the fact I want something for my community.” @JoeBiden: “Take a look at my record, man…”
— Will Steakin (@wsteaks) May 22, 2020