Joe Biden receives backlash after telling Charlamagne the God that “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black” on his show last Friday


Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee for President of the United States, was rebuked by Charlamagne tha God after saying on his show, “The Breakfast Club,” that “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black” last Friday morning. In an interview with CNN Friday evening, Charlamagne stated that Biden’s comments on his show made him hesitant to show support for the former vice-president. “He really was one of the people on the front lines when it came to the war on drugs, and mass incarceration. If he wants to be president, he needs to fix that,” he told CNN Friday evening. “My overall takeaway from the conversation is that I heard him talk about things he did for black people back in the day but what have you done for me lately is my motto. I see black communities catching hell no matter who is in the White House.” ~

Charlamagne tha God is an African American radio host and radio influencer with 2.1 million followers on Twitter and has conducted interviews with many prominent political figures, including Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, and Elizabeth Warren. Biden, the presumed 2020 Democratic candidate, quickly apologized for his comments hours after the interview during a call with black business leaders. “I shouldn’t have been so cavalier. … No one should have to vote for any party based on their race, their religion, their background.” ~

Charlamagne encouraged Biden to choose a black woman as his running mate during the interview, reminding him how black voters in South Carolina saved his struggling primary campaign. Biden claims that black women are being considered for the position, with the candidates believed to be California Sen. Kamala Harris, former Georgia lawmaker Stacey Abrams, and Florida Rep. Val Demings. Some insiders claim that white Midwestern moderate Sen. Amy Klobuchar is a frontrunner for the VP job, but Charlamagne warned against this. “I think that would be suicide for Joe Biden’s campaign,” Charlamagne told The Washington Post. “If he did that, especially at this moment, after the comments that he made … He would be a fool not to put a black woman as his running mate.” ~

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