Charlamagne tha God responds to Joe Biden’s apology after he made that super cringy “You ain’t black” if you don’t vote for me comment. Find out what he said, plus video of Symone Sanders defending Biden inside…
After months of not accepting TBC’s invitation, former Vice President Joe Biden finally sat down for an interview with Power 105’s “The Breakfast Club” radio host Charlamagne tha God. And the interview served up a viral moment. During the final moments of the interview, presidential hopeful Joe Biden made some super cringy comments about the black vote that he now wishes he never uttered.
“If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black,” Joe Biden said to Charlamagne during the interview.
Yes, he really said this. And here are the receipts:
For all those people wondering if they were black or not, Joe Biden clarifies that for you: If you dont vote for him you aint black pic.twitter.com/KATTwmh5LZ
— ESSENTIAL Julia Song (@realjuliasong) May 22, 2020
Charlamagne conducted a good interview with Joe, asking him some hard questions (grilling him about the 1994 crime bill), but that “you ain’t black” clip is what went viral. If you listen to “The Breakfast Club,” then you know Charlamagne has been itching to talk to Joe about his black agenda.
In case you missed, check out their fill discussion below:
While most of us are in agreement that our vote should not be treated as a guarantee with zero recipricoation for what’s in it for us, we’re less than 6 months from Election Day. If we continue to harp on bad etiquette and a white man telling a black man how black he is, it will honestly get Trump re-elected. If Trump is not your candidate, act accordingly.
If you care so much about who the Democratic nominee or third party nominee is, the time to ACT, be vocal, campaign, interview, yell at the top of your lungs about, support said candidates you are actually here for is the 3+ years before a presidential election. That is when you mke your demands and potential candidates would make their choice to listen or not. Then you make yours. If your choice doesn’t make it on the ballot, you did your part and you now shoud vote for who aligns with your best interest most closely. Not PERFECTLY. These are the rules of the game in a two-party political system. Rinse and repeat.
*off our soapbox*
Following the backlash, Joe Biden then apologized for the comment, saying:
“Perhaps I was much too cavalier,” Biden told the US Black Chamber of Commerce during a call hours after the interview aired. “I know the comments have come off like I was taking the African vote for granted, but nothing could be further from the truth,” he said. “I shouldn’t have been such a wise guy.”
Now, Charlamage is responding.
“I don’t even care about the words and the lip service. The apology is cool but the best apology is actually a black agenda. You know, they got to make some real policy commitments to black people,” Charlamagne told MSNBC’s Joy Reid on Sunday.
“We need substance and significance over symbolism, and he’s already committed to putting a black woman on the Supreme Court,” he continued. “So, I just want him and the Democratic Party to know that it’s time to give back to the black community in a very tangible way.”
Peep the clip above.
We guess Joe heard him, because he unveiled his plan for Black America today. You can read it in full here HERE.
Charla also responded to Joe’s apology on CNN:
Shortly after the interview went viral…
Biden’s senior campaign adviser Symone Sanders came to his defense on Twitter. She said the comments were made in “jest” and that he has been a longtime fighter for the black community:
The comments made at the end of the Breakfast Club interview were in jest, but let’s be clear about what the VP was saying: he was making the distinction that he would put his record with the African American community up against Trump’s any day. Period.
— Symone D. Sanders (@SymoneDSanders) May 22, 2020
And Symone’s defense for Biden continued when she spoke to MSNBC’s Chuck Todd.
“Symone, let me put the question to you this way,” Todd said,” I know you have Joe Biden’s record. And you have a long list of when he goes off the cuff he seems to speak with sort of an older generation stereotype at times in some of this stuff. When you’ve been around him, what would be your explanation to someone who might ask ‘Why does this happen?’”
“Chuck, I’m not going to do this: I’m not going to do this,” she responded. She then delivered a lengthy response, where she tried to put Biden’s comment controversy in perspective.
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