During an skyped interview on a New York City radio talk show Friday, Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden belittled any black voters who would not vote for him.
“If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black,” Biden told Charlamagne, the black host of the New York City-based Breakfast Club radio show.
Somewhat taken aback, Charlamagne shot back, “it don’t have nothin’ to do with Trump. It has something to do with I want something for my community.”
“Look at my record man!” Biden interjected. “I extended the Voting [Rights Act] 25 years! I have a record that is second to none! The NAACP’s endorsed me every time I’ve run. I mean—come on! Take a look at the record!”
Biden had earlier told the host that “multiple black women are being considered” for the V.P spot on the ticket.
Senator Tim Scott, (R-S.C) took offense to Biden’s apparent denial of his blackness.
“Wow!” he exclaimed on Fox Business upon hearing the comments. “That is the most arrogant, condescending comment I’ve heard in a very long time and that’s saying something.”
The man who sponsored and led the charge to enact the 1990’s crime bill that locked up more African American males than any other piece of legislation, and President Trump comes along and through his criminal justice reform corrects the absolute mistakes made by Joe Biden! For him to make such an arrogant, ridiculous comment! If you look at the numbers, 1.3 million African Americans voted for Trump. He’s saying to 1.3 million African Americans that you’re not black? Who in the heck does he think he is?!
“That is the most arrogant, condescending comment I've heard in a very long time," @SenatorTimScott says in response to Joe Biden saying he's not really Black.
"He's saying that 1.3 million African-Americans, that you’re not Black? Who in the heck does he think he is?” pic.twitter.com/HtNNQkIxTQ
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The Trump Campaign was quick to respond to the comments:
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