Biden Says if You Can’t Figure Out if You Support Him or Trump, ‘Then You Ain’t Black’


If the presidential election comes right down to President Donald Trump or Joe Biden, the previous vice chairman mentioned the selection is a no brainer for black folks.

Biden informed The Breakfast Club radio host Charlamagne Tha God on Friday morning, “If you have a problem figuring out if you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.” When the host responded it wasn’t about him or Trump, it was about “wanting something for my community,” the vice chairman inspired him to “take a look at my record.”

That report is “second to none,” in accordance with Biden, and consists of endorsements from the NAACP, lowering jail populations when he was Barack Obama’s vice chairman and making a sentencing system that is fairer to folks of shade.

Biden Says if You Can't Figure Out if You Support Him or Trump, 'Then You Ain't Black'
Democratic presidential hopeful former Vice President Joe Biden makes some extent as he and Senator Bernie Sanders participate within the 11th Democratic Party 2020 presidential debate in a CNN Washington Bureau studio in Washington, D.C., on March 15. On Friday, Biden mentioned “you ain’t black” if you cannot work out if you happen to’re voting for him or President Donald Trump through the 2020 election throughout an interview on The Breakfast Club. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty

Charlamagne pushed again towards Biden’s view of his report on prison justice for the black neighborhood, noting that the 1994 crime invoice he championed elevated mass incarceration. Experts have mentioned it exacerbated an incarceration downside that already existed, however Biden claimed that drug laws was guilty and that the purpose of measures within the crime invoice was to forestall prosecutors from requesting longer sentences for minority offenders.

The “unintended consequences” of that was {that a} decide could not decrease sentences under what was the common sentence for the offender and the crime.

As president, Biden mentioned, he would insist that public defenders are paid the identical sum of money as federal prosecutors so defendants counting on government-provided attorneys have higher illustration. He added that nobody ought to go to jail for a drug crime, notably a marijuana-related one, and as an alternative ought to be despatched to a compulsory rehabilitation facility. “We gotta give people a chance,” he mentioned.

Quinnipiac University and Fox News polls launched this week have Biden main Trump within the 2020 election. The Quinnipiac ballot put Biden up by 11 factors, and the Fox News ballot had him up by eight factors.

Biden famous throughout his Breakfast Club interview that he was beating Trump in polls, including, “The more he talks the better off I am.” Charlamagne famous that polls will be “illusion,” and pointed to the 2016 election, when Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton was additionally main Trump in polls and ended up dropping the election.

Biden referred to as 2016 “very different” as a result of folks “just wanted to change the system” and Trump was the most important change. He added that “no serious opponent” materialized, “so it’s totally different.”