The words of the probable Democratic presidential candidate to one of the hosts of the show “Breakfast Club” Charlaman da Godt quickly provoked sharp criticism on Twitter from the campaign of Trump and Republicans, as well as from some black Democrats.
In an interview recorded yesterday, the popular presenter challenged Biden about his long-standing racial issues.
As Charlaman presses Biden to say whether he would choose an African-American vice president, a campaign aide is heard trying to end the interview.
“You can’t do that to the African-American media!” Said the radio host.
Biden responds: “I do this to the white and African American media because my wife has to continue at 6 o’clock.”
Charlaman invited Biden to return to the show because he had more questions about the election.
“Do you have any more questions?” Biden replied. “Okay, here’s what I’ll tell you, if you have a problem deciding whether you’re for Trump or me, then you’re not black,” he added.
Immediately after the embarrassment, Joe Biden apologized for his words. “I shouldn’t have been so sharp in my response,” Biden said in a video interview with the African American Chamber of Commerce a few hours after the interview in question, which caused a wide negative response in the United States.
Biden enjoys widespread support among the country’s black population, and maintaining that support is key to his victory over Donald Trump in the November 3 presidential election. But many people took his latest statement as a blind belief that black Americans would vote for him. Trying to dispel his tactless words, the former vice president said that “I would never allow myself to think that the votes of African Americans are tied in my hand” and that “voting for a party should not depend on skin color or religion. affiliation “.