Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said Friday morning that if black Americans can’t figure out whether or not to support him over Donald Trump for president, “then you ain’t black.”
‘Then you ain’t black’
Biden made the controversial comment as he ended an interview with Breakfast Club co-host Charlamagne tha God.
“If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black,” Biden told Charlamagne.
Charlamagne replied, “It’s a long way until November, we’ve got more questions.”
“It don’t have nothing to do with Trump, it has to do with the fact — I want something for my community,” Charlamagne also replied.
Donald Trump Jr. blasted Biden’s comment, calling it “racist.”
“Imagine if Donald Trump said this,” the President’s oldest son asked.
Retweet if you think this sounds racist AF!!!
Imagine if Donald Trump said this… https://t.co/cyrzWWgmaJ
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) May 22, 2020
Twitter exploded over Biden’s comment.
Whoever helped Biden with this particular interview flopped.
“You ain’t black” will never bang coming from a white man’s mouth. Soz.
I know your forefathers decided on the racial categories but you really have a nerve whether in jest or not.
— machine gun Kele (@kelechnekoff) May 22, 2020
This, ladies and gentlemen, is why they very rarely let Joe Biden do anything that isn’t completely controlled and scripted.
Sometimes he accidentally says what he thinks.
Like how he, a 77-year-old white man, should be the arbiter of how Black people should act. https://t.co/JuYMGBfvuk
— Tim Murtaugh – Download the Trump 2020 app today! (@TimMurtaugh) May 22, 2020
Wow. This is one of the most condescending interviews I've seen. Early on the interview @cthagod asks Biden about Blacks feeling Democrats take their votes for granted and it ends with Biden shouting about how if Blacks don't vote for him they "ain't black" https://t.co/XRDP6gb4sH
— (((YousefMunayyer))) (@YousefMunayyer) May 22, 2020
Joe Biden looked a black man in the eyes today & said that he didn’t need to worry about black media because of a black person has to decide between voting Biden or Trump then they aren’t black.
This is the most racist thing I’ve ever heard out of a Presidential candidate.
— Lauren Boebert for Congress (R-CO3) (@laurenboebert) May 22, 2020
If @realDonaldTrump said this there would be riots in the street. I held picket signs and protested segregation, while Joe Biden fought for it. I will proudly support Trump, let's see him tell me to my face I'm not black.
— Burgess Owens (@BurgessOwens) May 22, 2020
“If You Have A Problem Figuring Out Whether You're For Me Or Trump, Then You Ain't Black" Joe Biden in 2020
— PARIS (@PARISDENNARD) May 22, 2020
Charlamagne challenged Biden on his record on racial issues and also asked if he was considering an African-American woman as his running mate.
“I’m not acknowledging anybody who is being considered, but I guarantee you: There are multiple black women being considered. Multiple,” Biden said.
ANOTHER Biden Gaffe on Friday
While Biden’s “you ain’t black” controversy raged on Friday, unsurprisingly it wasn’t his first gaffe of the day.
In another interview Friday, Biden said, “I’m prepared to say that I have a record over 40 years, and that I’m going to beat Joe Biden.”
“I’m prepared to say that I have a record over 40 years, and that I’m going to beat Joe Biden”
He is right though. He’s helping defeat himself every time he speaks. pic.twitter.com/sNMbuKbIY6
— John ‘Murder Hornet’ Cardillo (@johncardillo) May 22, 2020
Every time he opens his might, Joe Biden seems determined to beat Joe Biden!
Charlamage tha god: ‘Joe Biden owes black people his political life’
Charlamagne noted Friday that Biden’s South Carolina primary victory is what saved his campaign and he had black voters to thank for that.
“It goes back to what I said: Joe Biden owes black people his political life. You know what I’m saying?” Charlamagne said. “So don’t disrespect that base by not showing up, especially when, you know, all your other former opponents did.”
“Black people saved his life the past couple of weeks,” added the radio host. “His campaign would be dead if it wasn’t for our O.G. Jim Clyburn in South Carolina endorsing him, and all those black voters in the South going out and voting for him. Plus, you were the vice president for the first black president.”
“You, in particular, definitely need a black agenda,” Charlamage finished.