BET co-founder Robert L. Johnson had a blistering response to Joe Biden’s remarks which be pleased sparked accusations of racism regarding how black Americans vote in the upcoming election.
The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee raised eyebrows all the way thru an interview with Charlamagne tha God on the radio camouflage “The Breakfast Membership” as he defended his narrative with the black community.
“I repeat you while you happen to might maybe be pleased a topic determining whether or now not you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black,” Biden said.
Johnson slammed the feeble vice president and urged he make an apology to “every black person he meets.”
“Vice President Biden’s assert at the present time represents the smug and out-of-touch perspective of a paternalistic white candidate who has the audacity to repeat Black people, the descendants of slaves, that they are now not Black until they vote for him,” Johnson told Fox News. “This proves unequivocally that the Democratic nominee believes that Black people owe him their vote without demand; even supposing, we as Black people realize it is precisely the opposite. He might maybe be pleased to utilize the rest of his campaign apologizing to every Black person he meets.”
Later Friday, Biden walked relief those remarks all the way thru a conversation with black enterprise leaders, stopping quick of a plump apology.
“I’ve by no methodology ever taken the African-American community and not using a consideration, had their give a opt to … I would now not were this form of real looking man. I would now not were so cavalier,” Biden said. “I develop now not pick it and not using a consideration at all, and no one, no one might maybe be pleased to opt on to vote for any celebration, in response to their shuffle or religion or background.”
This stroll relief is a shift from what the assert Biden campaign senior adviser Symone Sanders issued earlier in the day, insisting that Biden’s remarks had been “in jest.”
Biden’s remarks sparked condemnation from the Trump campaign, Republican lawmakers, and supporters of his feeble indispensable competitor Sen. Bernie Sanders.
However, it be unclear whether or now not some prominent black groups will weigh in on the controversy. Fox News has reached out to the NAACP and the Congressional Black Caucus for comment.
Fox News’ Bret Baier, Paul Steinhauser, Madeleine Rivera, Allie Raffa, Marisa Schultz, and Morgan Phillips contributed to this document.