Joe Biden To Black Americans: ‘You Ain’t Black’ If You Struggle Choosing Between Him Or Trump

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is in some hot water after he challenged Black Americans who support President Trump.

During an interview on the Breakfast Club with host Charlamagne Tha God, who is black, Biden said African Americans who are thinking of choosing Trump over him “ain’t Black.”

The comment came as a Biden staffer was calling for the interview to be over, citing another time commitment.

“I apologize,” the staffer can be heard saying.

The host interjected: “You can’t do that to black media.”

“I can do that to white media and black media because my wife has to go on at 6 o’clock,” the former vice president said, looking down at his watch. “Oh, I’m in trouble.”

The host conceded saying: “Ok, you got to come see us when you come to New York VP Biden. It’s a long way until November. We’ve got more questions.”

Then Biden dropped the controversial line.

“I tell you, if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black,” he said.

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It’s unclear whether Biden meant to refer only to the host or to the black community as a whole.

Charlamagne tha God responded that “it has nothing to do with Trump. It has to do with the fact that I want something for my community.”

Biden fired back, “Take a look at my record. I extended the Voting Rights Act for 25 years. I have a record that is second to none. The NAACP’s endorsed me every time I’ve run. Take a look at the record.”

After the friction, the interview – which was pre-taped on Thursday – ended on a mutually positive note with Biden again agreeing that he “will come back.”

But the “You ain’t black” moment reverberated on social media, with the host retweeting a variety of listeners complaining about it. Biden “should never say to a black man ‘You aint black’ under ANY circumstances,” one wrote.

Watch the exchange below:

The comment immediately sparked outrage online, starting with the Breakfast Club posting a poll to see how viewers perceived the line.

“’If you have a problem figuring out if you are for him or Trump.. you ain’t black’ Do you agree ??” the poll asked.