Old Joe made a boo-boo last week…and it’s going to sting for a while.
During a livestreamed interview by podcaster Charlemagne Tha God, former Vice President Joe Biden was pressed on a variety of issues pertaining to the black community. It was sort of the entire point of the interview, and appropriately starts off with the host (correctly) pointing out that black voters saved Biden in the primary.
The interview itself is packed with Biden’s run-of-the-mill “safe” and pandering responses, but that isn’t what garnered all the attention. Towards the end of the 18-minute conversation, Biden appears to get frustrated at the very idea that some black Americans might not believe he’s the best thing ever — or even worse: might vote Republican.
“If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black,” Biden concluded.
It was a truly jaw-dropping moment. The host of the interview, a black man himself, obviously wanted to dig deeper, but the Biden camp promptly ended the interview after that.
Now, the former VP is getting the blowback he truly deserves. U.S. Army veteran Rob Smith was one of the first to deliver a video response to what many have called Biden’s “deplorable” moment, and we could not have put it any better ourselves.
Watch Smith’s full biting statement below.