Global  

Biden apologizes for 'ain't black' comment during radio interview

Video Credit: Reuters Studio - Duration: 01:27s - Published
Biden apologizes for 'ain't black' comment during radio interview

Biden apologizes for 'ain't black' comment during radio interview

Former Vice President Joe Biden apologized on Friday for telling a black radio host that he "ain't black" if he was still weighing whether to support him or incumbent Donald Trump in the Nov.

3 U.S. presidential election.

0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 

Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden apologized on Friday after getting into hot water during a guest appearance on the popular hip-hop radio show "The Breakfast Club.” Biden was interviewed by co-host Charlamagne tha God and told the black radio host during the interview that he "ain't black" if he was still weighing whether to support him or incumbent Donald Trump in the Nov.

3 U.S. presidential election.

[CHARLAMAGNE THA GOD] : "Listen, you got to come see us when you come to New York VP Biden." [BIDEN] "I will." [CHARLAMAGNE THA GOD] "Because it's a long way until November.

We got more questions." [BIDEN] "You got more questions but I tell ya, if you have a problem figuring out whether you're for me or Trump, then you ain't black." [CHARLAMAGNE THA GOD] "It don't have nothing to do with Trump.

It has to do with the fact I want something for my community." That exchange, which aired Friday, earned Biden a swift rebuke from the Trump campaign, Republicans, as well as some black Democrats on Twitter.

Biden apologized soon after during a call with the U.S. Black Chambers, an African-American business group saying, “I shouldn’t have been such a wise guy," adding “I shouldn’t have been so cavalier.” Biden, who served eight years as No.

2 to President Barack Obama, the first black U.S. president, added he has never taken black voters for granted and that no one should have to vote for somebody.



Related news from verified sources

Joe Biden under fire after suggesting black voters undecided between him and Trump "ain't black"

Joe Biden is apologizing after suggesting black voters who are considering Trump "ain't black." The...
CBS News - Published Also reported by •CBS 2


Sen. Blackburn: Biden comment 'shows what the Democrats think of African-American voters'

Former vice president Joe Biden may have walked back his controversial comment about black voters...
FOXNews.com - Published



Tweets about this


Related videos from verified sources

What's Behind Biden's 'You Ain't Black' Gaffe? [Video]

What's Behind Biden's 'You Ain't Black' Gaffe?

Joe Biden recently appeared on the popular African American radio show “The Breakfast Club” with radio host Charlamagne tha God. Biden said "if you have a problem figuring out whether you're for..

Credit: Wochit     Duration: 00:33Published
Radio Host: Biden Will Depress The Black Vote [Video]

Radio Host: Biden Will Depress The Black Vote

On Sunday, host of Breakfast Club radio Charlamagne tha God said Joe Biden could depress the black vote. "On top of possible Russian interference and voter suppression, Democrats have to worry about..

Credit: Wochit     Duration: 00:34Published