After coming under fire for ill-received comments about Black voters during his recent interview with ‘The Breakfast Club’ (click here to watch), Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is offering a retraction and apology.
As previously reported, the former Vice President took to ‘The Breakfast Club’ Friday (May 22) to chat with resident host Charlamagne Tha God. Near the inerview’s end, Biden said African American voters who are even considering voting for Trump ‘ain’t Black.’
Shortly after, fury erupted among viewers – many slamming the 77-year-old for yet another controversial statement regarding race. Even Charlamagne joined the chorus and stated:
“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,” the radio host 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.”
Biden quickly tried to clean up the mess by lending an apology.
“I should not have been so cavalier. I’ve never, never, ever taken the African American community for granted,” he said. “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’s response to Biden’s backtrack? ”
“The Best Apology Is A Black Agenda,” he replied as seen in the video below.