White House probable Democratic candidate Joe Biden was charged Friday with racism by the Republican camp after declaring to a radio host that he was “not black” if he intended to vote for Donald Trump in November.
Joe Biden did he make a new bar that he uses? Who should represent the Democrats in the November presidential race was accused of racism on Friday, May 22, by the campaign team of his rival Donald Trump after telling a radio host that he was “not black” if he considered voting for the Republican president in November.
The 77-year-old former US vice president gave an interview to Charlamagne Tha God, a personality who hosts a popular New York radio show, The Breakfast Club, which aired on Friday.
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– Léo Mouren (@leomouren) May 22, 2020
When Joe Biden said he had to end the interview, after 17 minutes, the host replied: “Listen, you have to come and see us when you come to New York, VP Biden (…) We have more questions” before the presidential election on November 3.
“Do you have more questions? I will tell you, if you have trouble deciding whether you are for me or for Trump, you are not black,” replied former Vice President Barack Obama.
“It has nothing to do with Trump, it has to do with the fact that I want something for my community,” the host continued.
The Republican camp is jumping at the moment
Donald Trump’s team called the exchange “disgusting” on Twitter, and the son of Republican billionaire Donald Trump Junior said Joe Biden had “a disgusting and dehumanizing racist mentality.”
Tim Scott, the only black Republican senator, responded by pointing out that “1.3 million black Americans already voted for Trump in 2016. This morning Joe Biden told us all that we were not ‘black’.”
1.3 million black Americans already voted for Trump in 2016. This morning, Joe Biden told every single one of us that we are not black. I would say that I am surprised, but it is unfortunately for the course for the Democrats to take the black community for granted and beat those who disagree.
– Tim Scott (@SenatorTimScott) May 22, 2020
“I can say that I am surprised, but unfortunately, the Democrats’ tendency is to believe that the black votes are won in advance and to scare those who disagree,” he added.
Democrats must mobilize African American voters to win
An argument that could hit home with some black voters who regret that Hillary Clinton and the Democrats thought in 2016 that their votes only “won in advance” and therefore did not campaign enough with them, causing them to decline African Americans’ participation over the Obama years. But their mobilization will be crucial to win Maison Blanchele on November 3.
Donald Trump has also been accused of racism for making some comments and for obscuring white nationalists. It is still unpopular with black voters.
Faced with controversy, one of Joe Biden’s best advisers, Symone Sanders, himself replied that her comments had been made “in a joking tone”.
“But let’s be clear on what the Vice President said: He emphasized the fact that he was ready to compare his record of African Americans with Trump’s anytime,” she tweeted. Joe Biden “has spent his career fighting alongside African Americans”.
The comments made at the end of the breakfast club interview were for the most part, but let’s be clear about what VP’s said: He made the difference that he would set his record with the African-American community against Trump’s every day. Period.
– Symone D. Sanders (@SymoneDSanders) May 22, 2020
Known for his misunderstandings, Joe Biden is very popular with African Americans, who led him to victory in the Democratic primary by offering him an overwhelming score in South Carolina in late February, allowing him to return to the front of the race in one of the most spectacular returns in American political history.
An African American woman as vice presidential candidate?
The interview continued after this exchange, Joe Biden recalled his work to strengthen the right to vote when he was a senator and the strong support he has among blacks before promising to return to the program.
In the same interview, the Democratic candidate condemned the Trump administration’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, which disproportionately beats blacks in several US regions: “This crisis reveals the institutional racism that still prevails in our society.”
The presenter also noted that some are upset about hearing others urge him to choose a black candidate for the vice presidency, because “the blacks saved your political life in the primary” Democrat.
Joe Biden replies that “many black women are being considered” in his selection process, which can run until July.
The forecasts include senator and ex-presidential candidate Kamala Harris, ex-candidate for governor of Georgia Stacey Abrams or elected representative of the House of Representatives Val Demings.