(Liberty Bell) – Joe Biden’s latest racial flub/Freudian slip have now officially placed him at risk of alienating young Black voters who may strongly dislike President Donald Trump but are not big fans of the former Vice President, either.
The incoherent presumed Democratic presidential nominee, when asked by Errol Barnett of CBS News this week if he’d take a cognitive test, Biden, who is known for being highly combative when remotely pressed by voters or reporters, replied by asking the young black reporter if he would take a drug test to see if “you’re taking cocaine or not? … Are you a junkie?”
Later, speaking with National Public Radio’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro, Biden drew a tone-deaf comparison between the Black and Latino communities. “Unlike the African American community, with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community with incredibly different attitudes about different things,” he told the Latina reporter.
He later attempted to walk back the comment, by basically saying he totally didn’t mean to say that Black people are a monolith when he completely said that Black people are a monolith.
Newsmax notes that Black voters as a whole delivered the Democratic nomination to Biden, powering his commanding win in the South Carolina primary, which rescued his floundering campaign. But that success was heavily dependent on older Black voters. In a general election where Democrats say no vote can be taken for granted, young Black activists and elected officials say this week’s missteps could make it harder to get their vote.”
“Trump is terrible, and he’s a racist, and we have to get racists out of the White House. But then Biden keeps saying racist things,” says Mariah Parker, a 28-year-old county commissioner in Athens, Georgia. “It doesn’t make me feel much better that we actually will have an improvement for the Black community with one president over the other.”
While Trump is viewed by many Black voters as someone who heightens racial tensions, he has long shown impressive approval and voter turnout among Black voters, something which only seems to be growing.
Trump called out Biden for his repellant comments.
After yesterday’s statement, Sleepy Joe Biden is no longer worthy of the Black Vote!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 7, 2020
He was not alone:
"If you don’t vote for me you ain’t black"
"Unlike the African American community, the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community with incredibly different attitudes about things"
What if Joe Biden’s actually racist and that’s why he says racist stuff? 🤔🤭
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) August 7, 2020
— Melissa Tate (@TheRightMelissa) August 7, 2020
Joe Biden has called:
Black journalists "junkies"
His wife his sister
Voters in Iowa "fat"
Voters in New Hampshire "Lying Dog-Faced Pony Soldiers"
'Poor' kids "just as bright as white kids"
Is anyone surprised he hasn't actually taken a cognitive test?
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) August 5, 2020
So Joe Biden has now TWICE had to publicly retract comments that suggested he thinks Black voters all think the same.
— Andrew Clark (@AndrewHClark) August 7, 2020
Real question: when was Biden ever worthy of the black vote? NEVER. https://t.co/aTC6xDkZh0
— Gianno Caldwell (@GiannoCaldwell) August 7, 2020
His campaign is highlighting the growing rapport among black voters:
President Trump has done more for Black Americans in 3 years than Joe Biden has done in 47!
— Trump War Room – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) August 7, 2020
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