“The Breakfast Club” host Charlamagne tha G-d had some choice words for ex-Vice President Joe Biden Sunday. This following news that Minnesota Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar was being vetted as his potential running mate.
MSNBC personality Joy Reid inquired, “And what you just said, that is a lot of what I’m hearing of — even African-Americans, say no, no, no, don’t say that, don’t say those things, because it might hurt the chances of beating Donald Trump. This question gets asked to me a lot and so I’ll ask the question to you, what if Joe Biden says, no, I’m picking Amy Klobuchar, she’s my running mate, then what do you do?”
As he stated, “Well, on top of possible Russian interference and voter suppression, Dems have to worry about voter depression, and that’s people staying home on election day because they just aren’t enthused by the candidate. You can’t act like this is the most important election ever but run a campaign from your basement and, you know, not make some real policy commitments to the Black community and not listen to some of the demands that the Black community are making.”
Plus added, “I think people are sitting around hoping that Trump loses instead of going out there and actually beating him. He has to do something that energizes his campaign, that brings some actual enthusiasm to his campaign. So those 4.4 million Obama voters who stayed home in 2016, more than a third of them Black, you know, don’t do that this year. You got to make them come out..”
Biden struggling to generate a measure of excitement among the party’s voting bloc.
When pressed by Charlamagne tha G-d with “We’ve got more questions,” the Democratic presidential front runner replied, “You’ve got more questions? Well I tell you what, if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.”
As “The Breakfast Club” host declared, “It don’t have nothing to do with Trump. It has to do with the fact I want something for my community.”
Biden later said, “It was a mistake, number one. And I was smiling when he asked me the question. I shouldn’t have been such a wise guy with him. He was being a wise guy, and I responded in kind. I shouldn’t have done that. It was a mistake.” Fair to question Biden’s judgment now?