The Trump campaign is firing back after Former Vice President Biden made some provocative comments while appearing on the “Breakfast Club” radio show with host Charlamagne tha God.
“If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black,” Biden told Charlamagne, not in response to any question, but to the host’s statement: “It’s a long way until November, we’ve got more questions.”
“It don’t have nothing to do with Trump, it has to do with the fact — I want something for my community,” the radio host shot back.
The Hill reports President Trump’s reelection campaign blasted former Vice President Joe Biden on Friday for saying that if you support Trump “then you ain’t black,” calling the remarks “racist and dehumanizing.”
“White liberal elitists have continuously dictated which black Americans are allowed to come to the table and have a voice,” said Katrina Pierson, a senior adviser to the Trump campaign and leader of its Black Voices for Trump group.
“It is clear now more than ever, following these racist and dehumanizing remarks, that Joe Biden believes black men and women are incapable of being independent or free thinking. He truly believes that he, a 77-year-old white man, should dictate how black people should behave. Biden has a history of racial condescension and today he once again proved what a growing number of black Americans and I have always known — Joe Biden does not deserve our votes.”
During a sometimes-contentious interview with popular radio show “The Breakfast Club” on Friday, host Charlamagne Tha God told Biden he should come back on the show at some point because “we’ve got more questions.”
“You’ve got more questions?” Biden replied. “Well I tell you what, if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.”
Over the course of the interview, Charlamagne repeatedly pressed Biden on his past support for crime bills in the 1980s and 1990s that have led to the mass incarceration of black people.
Biden defended his record and noted that he’s vetting “multiple” black women to be his running mate. Biden also pointed to his broad support among African Americans in the polls and said that black voters delivered him sweeping victories across the country during the Democratic primaries.