Former Vice President Joe Biden received heavy criticism after comments about African American voters on “The Breakfast Club”, a popular radio morning show. When host Charlamagne Tha God suggested to Biden that he might have more questions for him before the fall election, Biden pushed back, saying, “Well, I tell you what, if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.”
.@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
Biden apologized for those comments, but appears to have had a change of heart, calling the host a “wise guy” in an interview with CNN.
“First of all, it was a mistake — No. 1. And I was smiling when he was asking the question. I shouldn’t have been such a wise guy to him. He was being a wise guy, and I responded in kind,” Biden told CNN’s Dana Bash. “I shouldn’t have done that. It was a mistake.”
Joe Biden just blamed radio host Charlamagne for his "you ain't black" remarks: "He was being a wise guy, and I responded in kind,” Biden says. pic.twitter.com/WlBaL6HXvd
— TV News HQ (@TVNewsHQ) May 26, 2020