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Former Vice President Joe Biden has issued an apology after he sparked outrage for suggesting that African American voters torn between him and Donald Trump “ain’t Black.”
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The politician called into a U.S. Black Chamber call late Friday afternoon to express his regret over the ill-advised joke, which he made earlier that day during a Breakfast Club interview, according to White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor.
Biden criticized the 45th president for referring to African countries as s–thole countries, for saying there were “fine people” on both sides during the Charlottesville white supremacist rally that left one woman dead, and for “advancing policies that Biden believes threatens the black community,” according to Alcindor.
She continued, “The comments made at the end of the Breakfast Club interview were in jest, but let’s be clear about what the VP was saying: he was making the distinction that he would put his record with the African American community up against Trump’s any day.
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Biden sparked controversy when he remarked near the end of the heated, 18-minute interview that African Americans voters struggling between a vote for Trump and a vote for Biden aren’t really Black.