Biden: If you can't choose me over Trump, 'you ain't black'

Saturday, 23 May, 2020

"I have a record that is second-to-none", he said.

White House hopeful Joe Biden told an African-American radio host today that he "ain't black" if he was unsure who to support in November's election, igniting controversy and accusations of racism from President Donald Trump's camp.

His earlier remarks during an interview with a prominent black radio host stirred an uproar over whether he was being condescending to African American voters.

"You got more questions?"

Rumors are swirling that Joe Biden is seriously considering Amy Klobuchar as his vice presidential running mate - even going so far as to vet her for the job. "Look at my record".

Biden said his recovery plan "will build a better future", while pointing to his popularity among black voters, promoting his history as a public defender and his time working on "the projects".

When it pertains to inspiration, Biden is revealing a lead of 53 percent to Trump's 41 percent amongst citizens that state they are most definitely mosting likely to end up and ballot which might assist abate Democrat is afraid that Biden stops working to influence interest.

"White liberal elitists have continuously dictated which black Americans are allowed to come to the table and have a voice", said Katrina Pierson, a senior adviser to the Trump campaign and leader of its Black Voices for Trump group. That prompted a tweet from Anti-Defamation League Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Greenblatt, saying that Ford was an "anti-Semite and one of America's staunchest proponents of eugenics, and demanded an apology from Trump". They are disproportionately uninsured in the African American community, disproportionately inventing essential jobs that they can not do at home, risking their lives every day. She is one of several contenders being scrutinized for the job by Biden aides.

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Joe Biden with Barack Obama

The "you ain't black" comment also reverberated on social media, igniting blowback from black Republicans.

"I need you to say that!"

Music producer Sean "Diddy" Combs commented: "Aye bruh @JoeBiden I already told you the #BlackVoteAintFree".

Biden quickly elaborated, indicating he was commenting on how class and wealth too often determine the opportunities afforded young people.

Biden's promise to restore echoes a past pledge by Barack Obama during his first presidential campaign in 2008 to not increase taxes for households earning under $US250,000, limiting tax hikes except for the richest Americans. Obama brushed off a Biden verbal gaffe in 2007 to select him as his running mate.

Then Gay was retweeted by renowned civil rights activist Donald Trump Jr., which shows you the level of trolling you have to wade through to have a thoughtful conversation about something like this. "This is the type of negative, race-baiting rhetoric that is the lowest denominator in this nation and it's got to stop".

When he launched his presidential campaign in 2015, Trump called many Mexican immigrants "rapists".