If racial minorities are feeling like they have been taken for granted by Democrats, maybe there’s a good reason for that.
Joe Biden was a guest of Charlamagne on The Breakfast Club, a high-profile radio show in NYC.
If this sounds familiar, it’s been a make-or-break interview for politicians wanting New York exposure. It also makes for some colossal political faceplants.
It’s where Hillary claimed she supposedly keeps hot sauce in her purse.
It’s where Kamala claimed to smoke weed to Snoop Dogg — years before his first album.
And now, it’s where Joe Biden claimed that if you have questions about his candidacy, ‘you ain’t black’.
Joe Biden says that @RealCandaceO @RealBrysonGray @TheOfficerTatum @robsmithonline @PastorDScott @realkareemdream @PARISDENNARD @w_terrence and millions of other Black Trump voters aren’t Black. Listen to how he talks in this interview. Totally racist! pic.twitter.com/br8Z06Ncqr
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) May 22, 2020
While the interview was being wrapped up, Charlamagne used a pretty standard throwaway line about it being a long time until November and still having questions he would like to ask the next time they met.
Biden chose that opportunity to step on yet another rake.
Charlamagne: Listen you’ve gotta come see us when you come to New York, VP Biden —
Biden: (interrupting) I will
Charlamagne: — It’s a long way until November. We got more questions —
Biden: (interrupting) You’ve got more questions. But I tell you, if you’ve got a problem figuring out if you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.
Charlamagne: It don’t have nothing to do with Trump, it has to do with the fact that I want something for my community. I would love to see —
From there, Biden interrupted and threw out his ‘black credentials’.
What most folks are missing in this exchange is that Biden’s instincts to flip into his racist script are so ingrained that he reacted to Charlamagne’s polite invitation to future conversation by saying the host is not black.
Isn’t this exactly the issue about being taken politically for granted that Kanye tried to raise just last year?
"They were fighting for us to have the right to our opinion. Not the right to vote for whoever the white liberals said black people are supposed to vote for. … We are in a country where we're allowed to like whatever we like. … This is a free man talking." – @kanyewest pic.twitter.com/tb1omOrfTD
— Trump War Room – Text TRUMP to 88022 & get the APP (@TrumpWarRoom) October 27, 2019
This set off something of a firestorm on social media.
1.3 million black Americans already voted for Trump in 2016. This morning, Joe Biden told every single one of us we “ain’t black.” I’d say I’m surprised, but it’s sadly par for the course for Democrats to take the black community for granted and brow beat those that don’t agree.
— Tim Scott (@SenatorTimScott) May 22, 2020
Biden to Sen. Tim Scott: “You ain’t black.”
Biden to Ben Carson: “You ain’t black.”
Biden to the 1.2 million black Americans who voted Trump in 2016: “You ain’t black.” There is something wrong with Joe Biden. https://t.co/ViJnUKhHGI
— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) May 22, 2020
But we shouldn’t be at all surprised by his statements.
Not only did Biden launch his entire campaign on a lie about Trump’s statements about Charlottesville that is easily disproven by listening to the 45 seconds of audio they deceptively cut out after the words ‘very fine people’. Hint: he specifically denounces racists.
But Biden ALSO has the claim to fame of leading the charge in efforts to destroy a Black Judge who had the singular misfortune of being nominated to SCOTUS by the wrong political party. (Seeing a pattern here?)
This is a circus. It is a national disgrace. And from my standpoint, as a black American, as far as I am concerned, it is a high-tech lynching for uppity-blacks who in any way deign to think for themselves, to do for themselves, to have different ideas, and it is a message that, unless you kow-tow to an old order, this is what will happen to you, you will be lynched, destroyed, caricatured by a committee of the U.S. Senate, rather than hung from a tree. —HistoryNewsNetwork
This may be the most brutal of the social media reactions we’ve seen so far…
— SOMETHiNG WiCKËD (@som3thingwicked) May 22, 2020