Former Vice President and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden made an eyebrow raising comment during one of his virtual “rallies” earlier this week.
The comment came while Biden was reading top Google searches that start with, “does joe biden.”
The first most popular search term that started with “does joe biden” was “does joe biden have a brother?”
“Okay does Joe Biden have a brother?” Biden said during the rally. “I am lucky, I have two younger brothers and I am the oldest of three and I’ve got a sister who is the love of my life.”
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This is just one of many odd comments that Biden has made in the past week. During an interview with ‘The Breakfast Club” hosted by radio show host ‘Charlamagne Tha God,’ Biden claimed that black people are not actually black if they vote for President Trump over him in the 2020 election.
“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.
The Biden campaign is now responding to backlash by defending the former Vice President from his claim.
Instead of apologizing, senior advisor to the Biden campaign Symone Sanders tried defending the former Vice President by saying that he has a record of “fighting alongside and for the African American community.” She also claimed that the comments were made “in jest.”
“Vice President Biden spent his career fighting alongside and for the African American community,” Sanders said. “He won his party’s nomination by earning every vote and meeting people where they are and that’s exactly what he intends to do this November.”
She continued: “The comments made at the end of the Breakfast Club interview were in jest, but let’s be clear about what the VP was saying: he was making the distinction that he would put his record with the African American community up against Trump’s any day. Period.”
Read the transcript below of what Biden said during the interview:
UNIDENTIFIED VOICE: Thanks so much, that’s really our time I apologize.
CHARLAMAGNE: You can’t do that to black media.
BIDEN: I can do that to white media and black media because my wife has to go on at 6 o’clock. Uh oh, I’m in trouble.
CHARLAMAGNE: Listen, you gotta come see us when you come to New York VP Biden. It’s a long way until November, we got more questions.
BIDEN: You got more questions — well I’ll tell you, if you have a problem figuring out whether 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 I want something for my community.
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