Racial tensions in the American political landscape have reached a fever pitch.
And Biden isn’t helping.
Joe Biden said four shocking words that made his racist statement even worse.
The video that showed the Minneapolis police officer placing his knee on George Floyd, an African American who died, shocked the nation.
Minneapolis has experienced an outbreak of violence and rioting with 30 arson incidents. Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has called in the National Guard to help stop the riots.
Trump has promised that “justice will be served” and asked both the FBI and the DOJ to look into Floyd’s death.
Joe Biden on the other hand still hasn’t recovered politically from the racially charged remarks he recently made.
Biden said, “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.”
He was criticized by many members of the black community for implying that African Americans have no choice but to vote Democrat.
Sen. Tim Scott said in an interview on Fox News:” Well, I’m not going to whitewash his arrogant, insensitive, painful comment that he made,” Scott said. “It tells me that he has taken the black vote for granted and he will continue to do so. This is not the first time we have had rhetoric from the vice president that has been offensive.”
Joe Biden should be apologizing for his statement but instead, he’s made it worse.
He said he made that statement because “The Breakfast Club” co-host Charlamagne Tha God was “being a wise guy.”
“Well, first of all, um, you know, I, uh, it was a mistake, number one,” Biden said. “And I was smiling when he asked me the question.”
“I shouldn’t have been such a wise guy with him,” Biden continued. “He was being a wise guy and I responded in kind, I shouldn’t have done that.”
If Biden had come out and just made a simple plain apology that would have been the right thing to do.
This isn’t the first time Joe Biden has made an insane statement, in the past he told a group that was primarily African Americas that Mitt Romney would “put y’all back in chains.”
The Democrats like to portray themselves as progressive and enlightened but they are willing to excuse Joe Biden remarks like they were a bad joke instead of holding him accountable.
“Vice President Biden’s statement today represents the arrogant and out-of-touch attitude of a paternalistic white candidate who has the audacity to tell Black people, the descendants of slaves, that they are not Black unless they vote for him.” said Robert Johnson, who is America’s first black billionaire “This proves unequivocally that the Democratic nominee believes that Black people owe him their vote without question; even though, we as Black people know it is exactly the opposite. He should spend the rest of his campaign apologizing to every Black person he meets.”
No African American owes the Democrat Party or Joe Biden their vote.