REPORT: Biden issues statement after backlash over ‘ain’t black’ comment

MAY 22, 2020

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Joe Biden apologized Friday for having told a popular radio host and African American voters in an interview that “you ain’t black” if they back President Donald Trump’s reelection.

At the end of an 18-minute radio interview with The Breakfast Club’s Charlamagne tha God airing Friday morning, Biden responded to the host’s desire for the candidate to answer more questions by saying,”You got more questions? I tell you what, if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.”

The article goes on to state the following:

Hours later, Biden expressed regret for the remarks, calling them “really unfortunate” and saying he “shouldn’t have been such a wise guy.”

“I shouldn’t have been such a wise guy. I shouldn’t have been so cavalier,” he said.

Biden was on a conference call with leaders of the U.S. Black Chamber of Commerce Friday afternoon, and claimed that he was just making the point that he has never taken a vote for granted, and was not taking the African American votes for granted.

“I don’t take it for granted at all and no one should have to vote for any party based on their race, religion or background. There are African Americans who think Trump is worth voting for. I don’t think so and I’m prepared to put my record against his, that was the bottom line and it was really unfortunate, I shouldn’t have been so cavalier,” he said.

BELOW is the video in which Biden made the controversial statement, “if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or for Trump, then you ain’t black.”

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