Vice President Joe Biden apologized for remarks he made Friday morning insinuating that a black radio host “ain’t black”
If he had questions about voting for him. “I shouldn’t have been such a wise guy,” said Biden on a Friday afternoon call with black business owners. “I shouldn’t have been so cavalier No one should have to vote for any party based on their race, their religion, their background.”
During an interview hours earlier, Biden suggested that African-American radio personality Charlamagne Tha God “ain’t black” ,
If he was questioning whether he should support the presumptive Democratic nominee over President Trump in the general election. After an aide interrupted the interview to say that the former vice president was running short on time, The host asked that Biden pay the studio a visit the next time he’s “It’s a long way until November,” he said. “We’ve got more questions.”
“You’ve got more questions?” Biden replied. “Well, I tell you what, if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.” Charlamagne said that asking challenging questions of the Democratic candidate has nothing to do with supporting Trump.
“It don’t have nothing to do with Trump. It has to do with the fact that I want something for my community.” Biden empathetically interrupted, telling Charlamagne to “take a look at my record, man. … I have a record that is second to none,” and promised that he’d join the talk show in person.
Trump campaign senior adviser Katrina Pierson said in a statement that Biden’s remarks make clear “that Joe Biden believes Black men and women are incapable of being independent or free thinking.” Symone Sanders, a Biden campaign senior adviser, wrote on Twitter following the backlash Friday morning ,