Ex-VP and presidential hopeful Joe Biden has come out with, perhaps, one of his biggest gaffes on TV after conjuring up the hot take: “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.”
The baffling remarks were made on an appearance for ‘The Breakfast Show’ where he told a popular black radio host that his blackness made be called into question if he was still sitting on the fence over the ostensibly binary choice over himself or current US President Donald Trump.
On a show that aired earlier this morning, the potentially heated discussion coaxed the bizarre statement from Biden as Charlemagne Tha God pressed the former vice-president on racial issues and a running mate.
According to Politico, on his potential vice-president if he were to secure the ticket, Biden said: “I’m not acknowledging anybody who is being considered, but I guarantee you, there are multiple black women being considered. Multiple.”
Later, an aide tried to cut the interview short.
“If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.”
Oh really, Joe.
— Lawrence B. Jones III (@LawrenceBJones3) May 22, 2020
Many people was mystified by Biden’s faux-pas and took to social media to comment on his train-wreck interview.
Some pointed to the ongoing mainstream conservative talking point where ample social policies keep vulnerable communities disempowered and mired in poverty.
“In other words “get yourself back on the plantation” stay in chained to dems or “you’re not black” WTH,” commented one account.
“The elitist Left never understand how racist they sound,” wrote another.
A third said: “Not sure how any black could vote democratic. Democrats have kept blacks on welfare for about 8 generations now. How does that help them grow and prosper. Welfare keeps them weak and depressed. Under President Trump black employment is at a all time high.”
Biden’s disastrous interview may strengthen irrepressible fears growing in the Democratic base concerning the former vice president’s ability to handle the role in the White House if he were to win in November–let alone soundly defeat Trump.