Everyone is up in arms after the former vice president to the nation’s first black president made a joke at the end of an appearance Friday morning on New York’s famous morning radio show, The Breakfast Club, about how “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump then you ain’t black.”
Biden apologized hours later after the clip immediately went viral. “I shouldn’t have been such a wise guy,” he said in a hastily arranged call with the U.S. Black Chambers. “I shouldn’t have been so cavalier.”
Look, Biden’s joke was clumsy but his sentiments are on the money. As for the Trump campaign call where Katrina Pierson said that “Joe Biden has a history of saying dehumanizing things when it comes to black Americans” and Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) accused him of “negative race-baiting” Don’t even get me started.