#JoeBidenIsARacist: Biden called racist after he tells Charlamagne tha God 'you ain't black' if you vote for Trump
Biden was speaking to the radio show host on 'The Breakfast Club' when he made the comment
Joe Biden is being accused of being a racist after he told the popular host of a New York City-based radio show that if the host was still uncertain about voting for him or for President Donald J Trump, he "ain't black."
The former vice president was speaking to Charlamagne tha God on 'The Breakfast Club' on May 22 when he made the comment. It came after the radio host challenged Biden over his past record on racial issues and if he was considering a black, female running mate.
“I’m not acknowledging anybody who is being considered, but I guarantee you: There are multiple black women being considered. Multiple,” the Democratic presumptive nominee said on the program, as reported by Politico.
Just moments later, an aide could be heard trying to end the interview. “Thank you so much. That’s really our time. I apologize,” the aide said.
“You can’t do that to black media!” Charlamagne told Biden.
“I do that to white media and black media because my wife has to go on at 6 o’clock,” Biden responded, revealing a subsequent media appearance by Jill Biden and then adding, “Uh oh. I’m in trouble.”
“Listen, you’ve got to come see us when you come to New York, Vice President Biden,” Charlamagne insisted. “It’s a long way until November. We’ve got more questions.”
“You’ve got more questions?” Biden asked. “Well I tell you what, if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.”
Charlamagne then told the candidate that “it don’t have nothing to do with Trump, it has to do with the fact [that] I want something for my community.”
Nonetheless, a defiant Biden continued promoting what he described as a career that was devoted to advancing civil rights. “Take a look at my record, man! I extended the Voting Rights [Act] 25 years. I have a record that is second-to-none,” he said. “The NAACP’s endorsed me every time I’ve run. I mean, come on. Take a look at the record.”
The radio host also quizzed Biden about how he was planning to win his presidential campaign while being stuck in his basement amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
“I’m following the rules. My governor says he doesn’t want us out, I wear a mask, and by the way, I’m beating them across the board. All the stuff about hurting me is not hurting me, I’m ahead in all states in all national polls and the more he talks the better I am,” Biden said in response, referring to Trump.
Charlamagne later provided a statement about Biden’s remarks to Mediaite.
“We have been loyal to Democrats for a long time, black people have invested a lot into that party and the return on investment has not been great," he said. "As Biden said in our brief interview when I asked him if Dems owe the black community, ABSOLUTELY was his answer. So let’s see what you got!!!"
"Votes are Quid Pro Quo. You can’t possibly want me to Fear Trump MORE than I want something for my people," he added.
Having said that, Biden's comments appeared to have backfired on Twitter, setting off the hashtag #JoeBidenIsARacist.
"I swear to god, when Joe Biden loses I BET NOT hear anyone blame Bernie supporters or young people. This man is tanking his own campaign! It’s no one fault but HIS, the @DNC & his teams fault. NOT NO ONE ELSES! Y’all hear me?" Actor Ja'mal Green wrote.
"I'm all for getting Trump out of office, but the problem with 'Vote Blue No Matter Who' is that this tells Joe Biden that he no longer has to work for your vote. He can just focus on appeasing corporate donors while making racist remarks," Democrat leader Albert Lee added.
"Joe Biden and the Democrats DO NOT OWN BLACK PEOPLE. You can vote for whomever you want and still be black! This is the most racist thing I’ve ever heard a politician say!!!" another user chimed in.