Joe Biden is in trouble with black Americans once again. As it was previously reported, Joe Biden came under fire on social media and in the mainstream media after he suggested that black Americans were a monolith compared to Latino Americans.
During a conversation with NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro, Joe Biden claimed the Latino community is an “incredibly diverse community,” unlike the black community.
In defense of his remarks on his Twitter account, Joe Biden explained how he didn’t mean what he said, however, to many, his remarks seemed pretty straightforward. Of course, Donald Trump couldn’t help himself but get involved right away.
The Republican nominee tweeted that “Sleepy Joe Biden just lost the Black Vote.” The president went on to say that the Democratic nominee wasn’t worthy of black Americans’ vote.
Earlier today, I made some comments about diversity in the African American and Latino communities that I want to clarify. In no way did I mean to suggest the African American community is a monolith—not by identity, not on issues, not at all.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) August 7, 2020
Joe Biden has certainly had issues with misspeaking or framing things in a way that isn’t always good for his public image. For instance, earlier this year, Biden was in the headlines for an interview he did with Charlamagne Tha God on The Breakfast Club.
During their conversation, Biden talked about the differences between himself and Trump. The presidential candidate told The Breakfast Club viewers that if they couldn’t make up their minds between him and Trump, then they “ain’t black.”
The comment took serious heat on social media, especially in the comment section of The Breakfast Club‘s YouTube channel. One person wrote that “Joe Biden’s appearence on this show isn’t helping his case at all. A lot of people are even more turned off of him now.”
Later, Biden addressed the backlash and said he shouldn’t have been so “cavalier” during his chat with Charlamagne.
Earlier this week, Biden was in the headlines again for a resurfaced clip from a Robin Williams Comedy Special on HBO. Robin joked in his routine that Joe Biden was like “that uncle” who just started taking an experimental drug but hadn’t figured out the proper dosage yet.