Joe Biden ended his Friday morning interview on The Breakfast Membership by telling host Charlamagne Tha God, “When you’ve got an issue determining whether or not you’re for me or Trump — then you definately ain’t black!”
“It don’t don’t have anything to do with Trump. It has to do with the truth that I need one thing for my group,” Charlamagne informed Biden whereas the previous vp informed him to take a look at his document on extending the Voting Rights Act and his endorsements from the NAACP.
The alternate got here throughout an interview centered on Biden’s proposals for black Individuals in his presidential marketing campaign, with Biden regularly reminiscing in regards to the Democratic main. “Keep in mind once they mentioned Biden can’t win the primaries?” Biden requested.
“I kicked everyone’s ass,” Biden mentioned earlier than stopping himself brief. “Excuse me, I gained overwhelmingly. I informed you, after I obtained to South Carolina, I gained each single county. I gained a bigger share of the black vote than anyone has, together with Barack.”
Charlamagne additionally requested Biden why he wasn’t prepared to apologize for the 1994 crime invoice and different laws’s results on black Individuals. Charlamagne pointed to Hillary Clinton saying in an interview on the present throughout the 2016 presidential election cycle that, as he put it, Democrats had “made quite a lot of errors” with the 1994 invoice.
“She was flawed,” Biden mentioned. “What occurred was, it wasn’t the crime invoice. It was the drug laws. It was the establishment of necessary minimums.”
Charlamagne additionally requested if Biden was going to decide on a black girl to be his decide for vp. Biden mentioned he wasn’t going to acknowledge any specific person who his marketing campaign was vetting however confirmed that they had been contemplating “a number of black ladies” for the place.
Biden has already confronted some backlash for the interview after it was posted on social media platforms on Friday morning.
“How a white man gonna inform black individuals they not black,” one Twitter person replied to a tweet from The Breakfast Membership’s Twitter account. The Trump marketing campaign tweeted out a photograph of Kanye West in a Trump marketing campaign hat.
The Biden marketing campaign responded later within the morning, arguing the remark was being misinterpreted.