Biden Says Black Voters "Ain't Black" if Considering Trump Over Him

Headline Roundup May 22nd, 2020

In an interview on The Breakfast Club radio show Friday morning, presumptive 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden sparked controversy with comments about black voters. When host Charlamagne tha God told Biden he'd like to have him back on for "more questions" in the future, Biden responded; "Well, I tell you what, if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black." Biden later apologized, saying he "shouldn't have been such a wise guy."

The issue has been covered widely by media outlets on all sides of the political spectrum, especially right-rated outlets. Some right-rated voices focused on allegations from the Trump campaign and African-American Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) that Biden's remarks were "racist." Updated 5/22/20 at 8:57 p.m. ET

Biden Says Black Voters "Ain't Black" if Considering Trump Over Him

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Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, had a testy exchange with a prominent black radio personality on Friday over Biden’s support among black voters and his choosing of a running mate.

Charlamagne Tha God pressed Biden on reports that he is considering Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, who is white, to be vice president and told him black voters “saved your political life in the primaries” and “have things they want from you.”

“I’m not acknowledging anybody who is being considered,” Biden said. “But I guarantee you there are multiple...

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From the Left
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Joe Biden is the presumptive Democratic nominee and is beating Trump in the latest national polls.

This morning, the 77-year-old former vice president appeared on The Breakfast Club and made surprising comments about Black voters.

During a round of press interviews, Biden did a virtual one-on-one with Charlamagne of The Breakfast Club. As Biden’s rep was trying to close the interview, Charlamagne said, “You can't do that to Black media!”

Biden replied with, “I do that to white media and Black media because my wife has to go on...

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elections, Presidential elections, 2020 Election, minority voters, black voters

During an interview with radio host Charlamagne Tha God, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said that if black voters don’t support him for president they aren’t really black.

The comment came after a staffer interrupted the conversation, trying to cut off the interview.

An irritated Biden then said, “If you have a problem figuring out whether you're for me or Trump, then you ain't black."

"It don't have nothing to do with Trump, it has to do with the fact -- I want something for my...

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