Vice president Joe Biden’s controversial “You ain't black” remark continues to ruffle feathers even after the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee said that he was just being “cavalier” and didn’t mean to come off like he was taken the “African American community for granted.”
Team Trump is already capitalizing on Biden’s remark, coining the #YouAintBlack and fundraising on yet another political gaffe.
Now African-Americans who support President Donald Trump are speaking out against Biden.
Okaloosa County superintendent of schools Marcus Chambers posted a video on Twitter where questioned how Biden could question someone else’s “blackness in times when we should be bringing the country together.”
“Joe Biden made some statements that has reminded me of statements from the past, one of which poor kids can learn just as well as white kids,” said Chambers “What does that mean? Of course, poor kids can learn just as well as white kids, they can learn just as well as black kids, they can learn just as well as rich kids.”
Chambers continued, saying “The statement didn't make sense, then most recently the statement that if you're black, and get don't vote for Joe Biden then you ain't black. Now, respectfully, who's Joe Biden to question, someone's blackness in times when we should be bringing the country together statements such as those, they divide us, it's irresponsible.”
“Now, I have to say, I'm proud of my Black Heritage. I'm proud to be an American. And I'm proud to support President Donald Trump,” concluded Chambers.
“I should not have been so cavalier. I’ve never, never, ever taken the African American community for granted,” Biden said, addressing the controversy within the session starting in a phone call with the U.S. Black Chambers Friday afternoon. “I shouldn’t have been such a wise guy.”
“No one should have to vote for any party based on their race, their religion, their background,” Biden said. “There are African Americans who think that Trump was worth voting for, I don’t think so. I’m prepared to put my record against his. That was the bottom line and it was really unfortunate I shouldn’t have been so cavalier.”