Washington | the democratic candidate for the White House Joe Biden was accused of racism on Friday by the team of his rival Donald Trump after telling a radio host that he was “not Black” if he was hesitant to vote for the republican president in November.
The former american vice-president, 77-year-old, gave an interview with Charlamagne Tha God, a personality who co-presents a popular show, radio new york, “The Breakfast Club”, released on Friday.
When Joe Biden said that he must put an end to the interview after about 17 minutes, the facilitator replied: “Listen, you must come and see us when you come to New York, VP Biden (…). We have more questions” before the presidential election of November 3.
“You have any more questions? I’ll tell you, if you have a problem to decide if you are for me or for Trump, then you’re not Black,” replied the former vice-president of Barack Obama.
“It has nothing to do with Trump, it has to do with the fact that I want something for my community,” related the leader.
The team of Donald Trump has described this exchange of “disgusting” on Twitter, and the son of the billionaire republican Donald Trump Junior, said that Joe Biden had “the mentality of a racist disgusting and dehumanizing”.
“1.3 million american Blacks have already voted for Trump in 2016. This morning, Joe Biden said to each of us that we were “not” Black”, tweeted Tim Scott, the only republican senator black.
The interview continues briefly after this exchange, Joe Biden, recalling his work to strengthen the right to vote when he was senator, as well as the strong support he enjoys among Black, before promising to return in the show.
In the same interview, the democratic candidate denounced the management by the administration Trump of the outbreak of coronavirus, which occurs in several regions in the u.s. Blacks disproportionately: “This crisis exposes the great day the institutional racism that still prevails in our society.”
Known for his gaffes, Joe Biden is very popular among Blacks, who took him to victory in the democratic primary by offering him a score crushing in South Carolina, at the end of February, allowing him to come back at the head of the race in one of the returns of the most spectacular in the history of american foreign policy.
The mobilization of the electorate, black will be crucial to determine the winner of the presidential election of November 3.