Biden: African Americans mulling Trump vote 'ain't black'

Fri May 22nd, 2020 - Nationwide

(FILES) In this file photo taken on March 10, 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful former Vice President Joe Biden walks out after speaking at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. – Former Vice President Joe Biden will win the Nebraska Democratic primary, CNN projected May 12, 2020.<br />Biden, the Democratic Party’s presumptive nominee, is the only candidate left in the Democratic presidential race, but Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont was still on the Nebraska ballot. (Photo by Mandel NGAN / AFP)

White House hopeful Joe Biden told an African-American radio host Friday 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.

The comments by the presumptive Democratic nominee came during a spirited and sometimes contentious interview with popular syndicated radio personality Charlamagne Tha God, who pressed the former vice president about his record on race issues.

Biden — Barack Obama’s number two in the White House for eight years — strongly defended his ties to the African-American community, at one point said: “I get overwhelming support” from black leaders and voters.




source: Guardian