Presumptive Democrat Presidential Nominee Joe Biden has decided that he can choose whether or not someone is “black” based on who they support politically. “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black,” Biden told Charlamagne tha God on the popular morning show The Breakfast Club.
.@JoeBiden: "If you have a problem figuring out whether you're for me or Trump, then you ain't black." @cthagod: "It don't have nothing to do with Trump, it has to do with the fact — I want something for my community." @breakfastclubam pic.twitter.com/endvWnOIV2
— America Rising (@AmericaRising) May 22, 2020
The racist gaffe immediately drew condemnation from Black Republicans including South Carolina Senator Tim Scott:
“Sen. Tim Scott: Biden's new comment on black voters is 'most arrogant and condescending' thing I've ever heard” // The dementia is allowing Biden’s true colors emerge… https://t.co/lERGX6ZxOc
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) May 22, 2020
Errol Webber a Congressional Candidate in California responded by saying of Biden, “What a racist.”
What a racist…
— Errol Webber For Congress (CA-37) (@ErrolWebber) May 22, 2020
Candace Owens pointed out that Biden has a long history of support for racist policies:
-Authored the Crime Bill of 94
-Voted against forcing white kids to bus with black kids.
-Was so pro-segregation, he stated that forced integration was “the most racist concept you can come up with”
But if you’re educated and know all of this, #YouAintBlack
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) May 22, 2020
Lacy Johnson who is challenging Ilhan Omar for her congressional seat in Minnesota said,
Biden’s comment is so ridiculous that it hardly deserve a reply. But it’s shows @DNC decade-old agenda for Blacks: We love you every time there is an election. In between we’ll treat you as ignored step children. Sad. With Joe it’s going to get sadder. He can’t help himself.
— Lacy Johnson (@LacyJohnsonMN) May 22, 2020