On Sunday, President Donald Trump unloaded on former Vice President Joe Biden after he told black Americans that they “ain’t black” if they vote for President Trump instead of him in 2020.
“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 during an interview with ‘The Breakfast Club” hosted by radio show host ‘Charlamagne Tha God.’
The President finally responded to Biden’s comments on Sunday when he tweeted this all caps message: “I HOPE ALL AFRICAN AMERICANS WILL READ AND STUDY THIS. 100% CORRECT. SLEEPY JOE WILL NEVER GET YOU THERE. HE NEVER HAS IN THE PAST. I WILL & HAVE!!!”
President Trump was responding to a tweet from Deputy Press Secretary of the Trump campaign Ken Farnaso.
“Under President Trump’s Administration: criminal justice reform, historic HBCU funding, Opportunity Zones, lowest black unemployment rate in American history,” Farnaso said. “Under Joe? Mass incarceration, the crime bill, war on drugs.”
The President also responded to a tweet from NFL legend Herschel Walker.
Walker took to Twitter after Biden made his racial comments and said, “Wow, I just watched former Vice President @JoeBiden… Does he not understand that black and brown skinned people can think for themselves. You don’t determine who we vote for.”
President Trump then jumped in and shared the tweet from Walker, commenting, “Thank you Herschel!”
Walker’s son, Christian Walker, also shredded Biden in a video.
“Joe Biden, your comments disgusted me today,” Christian said. “Black America has been fighting stereotypes that we all have to speak a certain way, that we all have to act a certain way, and that we all have to vote a certain way, for years.”
“You said if we don’t vote for you ‘we ain’t black,’” Christian added. “Who are you to determine who’s black and who’s not? Who are you to determine blackness? You do not get a pass for racism just because you’re an old white liberal. You showed your true colors today, sir, and you lost a lot of black America, thank God.”
Biden has been strongly criticized far and wide because of his “you ain’t black” comments. Michigan Senate candidate John James also unloaded on Biden.
“Vice president Biden, with all due respect, your latest comments are both pathetic and hurtful,” James said. “Your quote, ‘If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.’ Well, I think that in civil discourse, we can have our disagreements on politics but you challenging me and millions of other people out there on their blackness — descendants of slaves, from you, is some seriously condescending, out-of-touch bull crap.”
“You’re embarrassing yourself, Mr. Vice President. Should you even be running for president in the Democratic Party that says they’re for black people?” James continued. “Do you really believe that black people are owned by the Democratic Party? Do you really believe that a black person who doesn’t vote for you is therefore not legitimately black?”
“Have you forgotten that the Republican Party was started in opposition of the Democratic Party that thought it was okay to own people,” James said in reference to slavery. “I am a man, Mr. Vice President. Too many people have died for me to have the right to think and vote for myself, but I wonder if Senator Peters agrees with you? I bet he does. When I get the chance to debate him, I think I’ll ask.”
“You should think long and hard about what you said and what it means,” James concluded before adding a jab at Biden: “And also, your use of the word ain’t, you should also make sure you carry hot sauce in your purse next time.”
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