This is just the beginning, folks.
The last 24 hours are PROOF that the election polls, especially the national polls, don't mean anything this far out from the election.
Joe Biden may be the most gaffe-prone presidential candidate in our lifetime.
And yesterday's foot-in-the-mouth moment is just the beginning.
After claiming that black Trump supporters "ain't black," Biden has received widespread condemnation.
The latest figure to speak out against him is NFL Legend Herschel Walker.
Wow. I just watched former Vice President
@JoeBiden… Does he not understand that black and brown skinned people can think for themselves. You don’t determine who we vote for. @DonaldJTrumpJr @FoxNews @espn @CNN @POTUS @realDonaldTrump#YouAintBlack
See his tweet below:
Joe Biden has already attempted to retract his comments, but the firestorm continues to grow.
According to NBC New York, Biden claims he was "too cavalier":
Joe Biden declared he “should not have been so cavalier” on Friday after he told a prominent black radio host that African Americans who back President Donald Trump “ain’t black.”
The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee quickly moved to address the fallout from his remark, which was interpreted by some as presuming black Americans would vote for him. In a call with the U.S. Black Chamber of Commerce that was added to his public schedule, Biden said he would never “take the African American community for granted.”
“I shouldn’t have been such a wise guy,” Biden said. “No one should have to vote for any party based on their race or religion or background.”
That was an acknowledgement of the stinging criticism he received in response to his comments, which he made earlier in the day on “The Breakfast Club,” a radio program that is popular in the black community.
The rebukes included allies of Trump's reelection campaign — anxious to go on the offense after weeks of defending the Republican president's response to the coronavirus pandemic — and some activists who warned that Biden must still court black voters, even if African Americans overwhelmingly oppose the president.
“None of us can afford for the party or for this campaign to mess this election up, and comments like these are the kinds that frankly either make black voters feel like we’re not really valued and people don’t care if we show up or not,” said Alicia Garza, a Black Lives Matter co-founder and principal of Black Futures Lab.
Near the end of Biden's appearance on the radio program, host Charlamagne Tha God pressed him on reports that he is considering Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, who is white, to be his vice presidential running mate. The host told Biden that black voters “saved your political life in the primaries” and “have things they want from you.”
Biden said that "I guarantee you there are multiple black women being considered. Multiple.”
A Biden aide then sought to end the interview, prompting the host to say, “You can’t do that to black media.”
Biden responded, “I do that to black media and white media,” and said his wife needed to use the television studio.
He then added: “If you’ve got a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or for Trump, then you ain’t black.”
The voter reaction has been swift.
Below are just SOME of the posts of black voters who are angry at Biden's callous statement.
But it's not just NFL legend Herschel Walker.
BET co-founder Robert Johnson also spoke out.
Senator Tim Scott has criticized Biden's racially tinged comment.
Now, black Republican Shay Hawkins has written a Fox News editorial saying that Biden has no right to tell him how he should vote:
I am four generations removed from slavery and have been black all my life, but according to comments made Friday by former Vice President Joe Biden I’m not black because I support President Trump.
Since when did a 77-year-old white liberal gain the right to strip me of my cultural identity, biological features, and history of chattel slavery and tell me I “ain’t black” because I stand for conservative values as a first-generation Republican?
The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee told the host of “The Breakfast Club” radio program Friday: “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.”
Admittedly, Biden gave a half-hearted walk-back of his comments later in the day that was almost as dismissive and insulting as his initial comments.
Biden told a black business group that he “shouldn’t have been such a wise guy.”
He acted as if what he said was correct in substance, but just poorly worded. In fact, Biden used broken English, in a stereotypically black voice, to make the point that Democrats in general – and he in particular – own the black vote.
But Biden’s real views were clear from his first comments: the Democratic Party takes the black vote for granted and is willing to defend his racist comments because the party’s only focus is on winning elections at any cost.
Biden clearly does not believe that an intelligent, reasonable, melanin-blessed individual could possibly prefer President Trump in the November election. This is despite the fact that Trump presided over the lowest black unemployment rates in U.S. history until the coronavirus pandemic hit and signed the most far-reaching criminal justice reform bill in history.
Biden’s claim to our vote? He happened to work for a black president.
Ignore the polling.
The election season is just getting started.
Trump's record on the economy, even amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, speaks for itself.
He's kept all of his campaign promises from 2016, including his signature promise to "build the wall."
He has promised to put ALL Americans first -- and yes, that includes BLACK Americans!
Meanwhile, Biden will continue to mess-up, gaffe, and say offensive things on the campaign trail.
Biden has been able to stay in hiding due to the pandemic.
But as he emerges from his basement, the public might not like what they see...