Former Vice President Joe Biden is having a tough week with black Americans and black voters after he denigrated them and then lied about the nation’s top black organization.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) called Biden on a whopper of a lie he made on Friday with an interview on “The Breakfast Club.”
When speaking to Charlamagne tha God, the host of the show, Biden said that he was endorsed by the NAACP every time he campaigned for office.
“Take a look at my record. I extended the Voting Rights Act for 25 years. I have a record that is second to none. The NAACP’s endorsed me every time I’ve run,” he said. “Take a look at the record.”
We have Joe and your record when it comes to black Americans is abysmal. And you lied about the NAACP endorsing you.
“We want to clarify that the NAACP is a non-partisan organization and does not endorse candidates for political office at any level,” NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson said.
“Persons affiliated with the NAACP at the national, state, and local levels are free to make candidate endorsements in a personal capacity, but they do not reflect support by the NAACP as an organization,” he said.
Johnson said that “the NAACP has one mission and that is fighting for and advancing our Black communities towards an equitable reality.”
“Our primary focus at this moment is to ensure that our communities that have been victims of domestic terrorism and disproportionately impacted by this pandemic have the opportunity to cast their powerful vote come November,” he said.
That comment, another Biden lie, came during an interview in which the Democratic presidential nomination frontrunner talked like he and his party owned the votes of black people.
“I’m not acknowledging anybody who is being considered, but I guarantee you, there are multiple black women being considered. Multiple,” Biden said to the host. Then his aide interjected to end the interview.
“Thank you so much. That’s really our time. I apologize,” she said to the host.
“You can’t do that to black media!” the host responded.
“I do that to white media and black media because my wife has to go on at 6 o’clock,” Biden said. “Uh oh. I’m in trouble.”
“Listen, you’ve got to come see us when you come to New York, VP Biden,” he said. “It’s a long way until November. We’ve got more questions.”
“You’ve got more questions?” Biden said. “Well I tell you what, if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.”
“It don’t have nothing to do with Trump, it has to do with the fact [that] I want something for my community,” the host said.
The Biden campaign is falling apart and no matter how much the media covers for him his own words are going to injure him.