Former Vice President Biden faced a lot of backlash from Black Americans for a comment he made during an appearance on The Breakfast Club radio show with Charlamagne tha god. Biden told the host that if you don’t vote for him (a Democrat) then you’re not black.
“If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black,”
.@JoeBiden: "If you have a problem figuring out whether you're for me or Trump, then you ain't black." @cthagod: "It don't have nothing to do with Trump, it has to do with the fact — I want something for my community." @breakfastclubam pic.twitter.com/endvWnOIV2
— America Rising (@AmericaRising) May 22, 2020
Joe Biden is no stranger to gaffes, in fact, it seems to be his most prevalent characteristic. Many in the Democrat Party have justifiably expressed concern over his ability to hold the most important office in America. Fox News has now obtained a recording of a top Joe Biden surrogate and former Hillary Clinton campaign chairman, Terry McAuliffe, saying that the former vice president should remain in his basement — where he has famously campaigned remotely during the coronavirus pandemic — and that Democratic officials are broadly “preferring” that Biden stays out of the limelight.
The comments came during a videoconference meeting of Virginia Democrats over the weekend.
Fox News has obtained a video of McAuliffe’s Norfolk comments, which came after Biden has made a series of gaffes in his already-limited public appearances as he social distanced from home — including by declaring that African-Americans who support President Trump “ain’t black.”
“People say all the time, ‘Oh, we got to get the vice president out of the basement,'” McAuliffe told the “monthly breakfast” of the Norfolk City Democratic Committee. “He’s fine in the basement. Two people see him a day: his two body people. That’s it. Let Trump keep doing what Trump’s doing.”
McAuliffe served as campaign chairman for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential run.
Rob Smith of Turning Point USA, spoke with Fox News about the Joe Biden appeal with young black voters: