CNN’s outspoken political pundit Symone Sanders once said that white people shouldn’t be leading the Democrat party anymore.
However, now that she just landed a prime spot on Biden’s campaign, she is apparently singing a different tune.
ABC News reported that Joe Biden has hired Symone Sanders, a prominent African American political strategist, as a senior adviser to his newly launched presidential campaign.
The move adds a younger diverse voice to Biden’s cadre of top advisers, which has been dominated by older white men. It suggests Biden is seeking to broaden his appeal to a new generation of Democrats.
The Democrats are using the same tired playbook of placing their negro minions from The Links/Boule in certain positions to continue with the illusion of "diversity" without tangibles
Biden hires strategist Symone Sanders, adds diversity to bid https://t.co/h5UGJzA6E0
— Tariq Nasheed 🇺🇸 (@tariqnasheed) April 25, 2019
Symone Sanders worked for Bernie Sanders in 2016 as a high-profile press surrogate (and was widely touted for it). Now she's working for Joe Biden. Please, someone explain how that trajectory could be indicative of anything but blatant, amoral careerism https://t.co/ETLRbktumw
— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) April 25, 2019
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Symone Sanders, who has just joined Joe Biden’s presidential campaign as a senior adviser, must have reconsidered her earlier position on Democratic Party leadership.
In November 2016, shortly after President Trump’s victory, Sanders told CNN’s Brianna Keilar that “we don’t need white people leading the Democratic Party right now.”
“The Democratic Party is diverse, and it should be reflected as so in our leadership and throughout the staff at the highest levels from the vice chairs to the secretaries all the way down to the people working in the offices at the DNC,” she added.
The comments were puzzling at the time, considering Sanders, an African American, had earlier served as press secretary for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign. Since leaving that position, she has worked as a political strategist and CNN contributor.
Biden formally announced his candidacy Thursday morning in a YouTube video that focused on the 2017 response by Trump to white nationalist protesters in Charlottesville, Va.
Most polls of Democratic primary voters give Biden a slim lead over Bernie Sanders in the race for the party’s nomination.