The radio host, Charlamagne Tha God began his July 23 program by urging candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden to “shut the [expletive removed] up forever,” given the blunders he was broadcasting each time he spoke.
In particular, he criticized Biden for calling President Donald Trump “the first racist president,” which Charlamagne deemed wrong, as well as stating, “racism is the American way.”
He also called Biden “the donkey” of the day for his often-controversial statements and subtitled his video with that name.
“I really wish Joe Biden would shut the [expletive removed] up forever and continue to act like he’s starring in the movie ‘A Quiet Place’ because as soon as he opens his mouth and makes noise, he gets us all killed, OK?”
Biden sparked controversy by claiming that President Trump had historically begun with so-called racism.
“No sitting president has ever done this. … No Republican president has done this. No Democratic president. We’ve had racists and they’ve existed and they’ve tried to get elected president. He’s the first one that has,” Biden said according to USA Today.
Charlamagne also accused Biden of promoting a “revisionist history,” and said his claim about Trump was “a lie” that “relinquishes America of all responsibility of its bigotry.”
Charlamagne, whose real name is Lenard Larry McKelvey and who co-hosts “The Breakfast Club,” considered what could be one of the causes of racism in his country.
“How are we ever going to atone for America’s original sins if we don’t acknowledge them?” he said. And he added, “How the hell can Donald Trump be the first racist president in a country where 12 presidents before him owned slaves?” Charlamagne said.
“Joe, you got to hurry up and announce your Black woman VP [vice president] so I can be enthused about voting for her because I will never be enthused about voting for you, and you know America is a terrible place when Kanye West seems like a viable option,” Charlamagne also said on the same broadcast.
Biden said earlier that African American voters are “not black” if they cannot decide whether to vote for him or for President Trump.
“I’m telling you that if you have a problem knowing whether you’re for me or for Trump, then ‘You ain’t Black,’” according to the interview with Charlamagne released May 22.
This statement caused much controversy in various sectors of society, including African Americans.
Civil rights attorney Leo Terrell found it offensive, as he reported.
“That statement by Joe Biden is very offensive and then you see [film director] Spike Lee saying, ‘Okay,’ that’s offensive,” he argued. “If any Republican said the same thing, I’d be in trouble, big trouble,” Terrell added.
He also invited blacks to leave the Democratic Party at the same time.
“Democrats please leave the party,” he told Fox News’s “Hannity.” He said, “If you want law and order you cannot get it from the Democrats … you have to leave the Democratic Party—get out of there, do not let the Democratic Party trick you, please.”
After which he said he would support President Trump with his vote on Nov. 3.
He also noted that President Trump has shown solidarity with the people affected by the riots that began with the death of African American George Floyd in the United States on May 25, and went to the cities to embrace them, which Biden had not done.
“[Biden] has not gone to these Democratic cities and embraced the victims like President Trump has. He has not walked hand in hand with police officers,” Terrell said.
“I am not voting for Joe Biden, I am not voting for Joe Biden,” he said. “If he puts [Democratic California Sen.] Kamala Harris on [as vice president,] I will vote for Donald Trump,” he added.