Joe Biden said Friday that all blacks should support him because they are black.
Biden was appearing on the black radio show “The Breakfast Club” when a Biden staffer attempted to end what an interview that had included contentious exchanges about Biden’s record on race.
Host Charlamagne the God said, “You can’t do that to black media” after the attempted cut off and told Biden he needed to come back on the show because November was a long time away and they had more questions for him.
“You got more questions, but I’ll tell you if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black,” Biden said.
“It don’t have nothing to do with Trump, it has to do with the fact — I want something for my community,” Charlamagne said.
The Trump campaign was quick to respond.
“It is clear now more than ever, following these racist and dehumanizing remarks, that Joe Biden believes Black men and women are incapable of being independent or free thinking. He truly believes that he, a 77-year-old white man, should dictate how Black people should behave,” said Katrina Pierson, a senior adviser for the Trump campaign, who is black.
Biden later apologized. “I shouldn’t have been such a wise guy,” Biden said on a call with black business. “I should not have been so cavalier.”