Joe Biden faces backlash over black voter comments

FILE – In this Sunday, March 15, 2020, file photo, former Vice President Joe Biden participates in a Democratic presidential primary debate at CNN Studios in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

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UPDATED 1:45 PM PT — Friday, May 22, 2020

Joe Biden has come under fire for remarks he made during an interview this week.

During his Friday appearance on radio show “The Breakfast Club,” he tried to cut the interview short. Before logging off, the host asked Biden for another interview at a future date and added he still had questions for the presidential hopeful.

The former vice president then responded, “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.”

The host replied by saying, “It has nothing to do with Trump, it has to do with the fact I want something for my community.”

Trump campaign senior advisor Katrina Pierson spoke out on Twitter, saying “White liberals have always dictated which blacks are allowed in the house or kept outside.”

Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) also slammed the presidential hopeful following his controversial comments on black Trump supporters. He stated said he’s “offended, but not surprised” and referred to Biden’s remark as the “most arrogant, condescending comment I’ve heard in a very long time.”

On Twitter, the senator claimed the former vice president attempted to invalidate 1.3 million black Americans who voted for President Trump in 2016.

He went on to point out Biden sponsored the controversial 1994 Crime Bill, which the lawmaker has said contributed to the incarceration of “more African American males than any other piece of legislation.”

Biden has since walked back his remarks, which he said were too “cavalier.”

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