Former Vice President Joe Biden seems to be taking his black support for granted.
“If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re voting for me or Trump, then you ain’t black,” the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee said in a Friday morning appearance on The Breakfast Club podcast.
.@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
“It don’t have nothing to do with Trump, it has something to do with the fact I want something for my community,” said the show’s host, Lenard Larry McKlevey, also known as “Charlamagne tha God.”
Thoughout the primary, Biden rode on a wave of black support to carry him through the crowded contest and save his campaign with a game-changing victory in South Carolina where black voters make up more than half the state’s Democratic electorate. Biden carried two-third’s of the black vote on election day landing him a nearly 30-point victory resurrecting a sunken campaign going into Super Tuesday where Biden began to finish up securing the nomination.
Now Biden is expecting this key bloc of reliably Democratic voters to stick with him through November. One way Biden might seek to retain his base for the general includes putting a woman of color on the ticket. Biden has already pledged to pick a female running mate.
“I’m not acknowledging anybody who is being considered, but I guarantee you, there are multiple black women being considered. Multiple,” Biden said.
Two of those women likely include former presidential rival and California Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris who eviscerated Biden on the June debate stage last year over bussing and imaginary Georgia Gov. Stacey Abrams who is taking a break from her made-up duties running the state to actively campaign for the number two spot.