With more than 1.3 million black Americans casting a vote for President Trump in the last election, former Vice President Joe Biden has foot-in-mouth disease yet again.
Radio host Charlamagne tha God, co-host of “The Breakfast Club,” interviewed Biden for a segment that aired on Friday, May 22, where Biden said that African American voters “ain’t black” if they can’t decide whether to vote for him or incumbent President Trump.
Charlamagne tha God, whose real name is Lenard Larry McKelvey, pushed back against Biden, and speaking to The Hill on Saturday said, “I see black communities all across America catching hell regardless of who is in the White House.” He then added, “Because we have a bunch of underlying conditions created by systemic racism that have never been fixed.”
Charlamagne tha God: “The whole system needs to be dismantled and rebuilt and [Joe Biden’s] been a very intricate part of that system.” pic.twitter.com/oAWeWQuzCI
— The Hill (@thehill) May 23, 2020
“The whole system needs to be dismantled and rebuilt, and he’s been a very intricate part of that system,” he said referring to Biden. “Black people saved his life the past couple of weeks,” the host continued. “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.” reported The Hill.
“My take away from the conversation was, I heard him talking about things that he did for black people back in the day. But you know, ‘What have you done for me lately?’ is my motto,” Charlamagne tha God said.
— Charlamagne Tha God (@cthagod) May 22, 2020
During the interview, with Biden, which aired Friday, a Biden aide tried to end the interview and the radio host asked the former vice president to come back on the show. “It’s a long way to November. We’ve got more questions,” he said, reported Fox News.
Biden responded: “I tell you, if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.”
“It has nothing to do with Trump. It has to do with the fact that I want something for my community,” the host said.
“Take a look at my record, man,” Biden responded. “I extended the Voting Rights Act for 25 years. I have a record that is second to none. The NAACP [has] endorsed me every time I’ve run. Take a look at the record.”
Biden was regretful for his outburst, although he didn’t offer a full apology. “I shouldn’t have been such a wise guy,” Biden said during call with the U.S. Black Chambers later on Friday. “No one should have to vote for any party, based on their race or religion or background.”
Biden has also reportedly agreed to go back on “The Breakfast Club” with Charlamagne tha God.
Referring to President Trump during the interview Biden said, “The more he talks the better off I am.” “This guy has been incredibly terrible,” he added, criticizing the president for his initial response to the CCP virus.
In quick reply to the controversy Biden has stirred up with his racist comment, the Trump campaign created the website www.youaintblack.com, carrying the logo, “Black Voices for Trump 2020.”
It has added a video with Biden’s photo and the word “racist” over his face. A phone number is listed that supporters are encouraged to text “Woke.”
It’s a reminder that Biden thinks he owns the Black vote and that he can dictate what Black people do.#YouAintBlack
— Brad Parscale (@parscale) May 23, 2020