Joe Biden Apologizes For His ‘Ain’t Black’ Comments: I Shouldn’t Have Been Such A Wise Guy
Joe Biden is issuing an apology after his extremely controversial statement made headlines Friday (May 22). The presidential candidate and former Vice President to Barack Obama sparked tons of controversy at the end of his virtual sit-down with “The Breakfast Club” co-host Charlamagne.
He referenced his competitor, current president Donald Trump, as they wrapped their conversation,
“If you have a problem figuring out if you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black!”
When Charlamagne said it wasn’t about Donald Trump but what the candidate could do for the community, Joe Biden added,
“Take a look at my voting record man! I extended the[records] 25 years. I have a record that is second to none. The NAACP has endorsed me every time I’ve run. Come on… take a look at the record.”
His senior advisor, Symone Sanders, defended him on Twitter. See her tweets and the clip below:
Now, Joe Biden is taking back his comments. He said during a call with the U.S. Black Chambers, according to The New York Times,
“I shouldn’t have been such a wise guy. I shouldn’t have been so cavalier.”
Interestingly enough, during his chat with Charlamagne he also denied that the Democratic party takes black voters for granted.
“Remember when I said, ‘Biden can’t win the primaries?’ I kicked everybody’s a**- excuse me. I won! Overwhelming! I told you when I got to South Carolina, I won every single county! I won a larger share of the Black vote than anybody has- including Barack [Obama]. I increased the vote in Virginia, overwhelmingly, by 70%. Look, what people don’t know about me is I come from a state that has the eighth largest Black population in America- the eighth largest. I get 96% of that vote for the last 40 years.
They’re the folks that – as they say around my way – brung me to the dance. That’s how I get elected every single time. And everybody’s pretty shocked! I get overwhelming support from the Black leadership- young and old. Every poll shows me way ahead. And it’s not just- I hear, ‘Oh yeah, all old Blacks are with Biden, but young aren’t.’ Look at the polling data. Let’s say it’s off by half. Come on, man, Give me a little break here.”
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