Biden under fire for “you aint black” comment.
Vice President Joe Biden has made a name for himself for his countless gaffes on the campaign trail. His latest misstep came during an interview with “The Breakfast Club” morning show.
“I tell you if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black,” Biden said. “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. Take a look at the record.”
The comments immediately resulted in a Twitter storm. South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott said the comments were the most arrogant and condescending thing he’s heard in a long time. Scott said he was offended but not surprised.
“1.3 million black Americans already voted for Trump in 2016. This morning, Joe Biden told every single one of us we ‘ain’t black.’ I’d say I’m surprised, but it’s sadly par for the course for Democrats to take the black community for granted and brow beat those that don’t agree,” Scott tweeted.
Scott’s South Carolina colleague, Sen. Lindsey Graham tweeted that Biden’s comments “were truly offensive, but a rare and honest insight into liberals’ thinking. Liberals believe you really can’t be black, Latino, female, or intelligent unless you support their liberal agenda.”
President Trump’s campaign didn’t waste any time weighing in. They posted the video on the campaign’s Twitter account and added “Sorry to inform all the Black Trump Supporters that you aint black in Joe Biden’s book.”
The Biden campaign quickly went into damage control mode and attempted to clarify the comments online. Biden senior adviser Symone Sanders said that the comments made at the end of the Breakfast Club interview were in jest.
Sanders later tweeted, “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.”
Biden’s campaign has also come under fire this week by the Black community when news spread that Sen. Amy Klobuchar was also being vetted for vice president. Klobuchar has found herself receiving heavy criticism for her record prosecuting African-Americans in Minnesota.
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