Trump: Biden 'Totally Insulted the Black Community' with Racist Remarks
'What he said is incredible,' the President said
President Donald Trump weighed in on presidential nominee Joe Biden's recent remarks about so-called "diversity" within the African American community, calling it "insulting."
"Joe Biden, this morning, totally disparaged and insulted the black community," Trump told reporters.
"What he said is incredible. And I don’t know what’s going on with him, but it was a very insulting statement he made," Trump added.
"I guess you’ll figure that out. You’ll see it in a little while. But it was a great insult to the black community."
Biden said on Thursday during an interview that the Latino community was "incredibly diverse" before claiming such diversity was “unlike the African American community."
“Unlike the African American community, with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community with incredibly different attitudes about different things," Biden said.
"You go to Florida, you find a very different attitude about immigration in certain places than you do when you're in Arizona," the former vice president added.
Trump 2020 senior adviser Katrina Pierson condemned Biden's remarks in a statement:
“The condescending white liberal racism that oozes out of Joe Biden is disgusting."
"We already know that he thinks ‘you ain’t Black’ if you’re not voting for him. And we know that when a Black journalist asks him a tough question, he brings up cocaine use and says ‘are you a junkie?’" she added.
"Now he arrogantly tells a group of Black reporters that ‘you all know’ that Black people think alike," she said in a statement.
"There’s a reason Joe Biden can’t count on the support of Black voters and it’s because of his plantation owner mentality," Pierson continued.
"President Trump has a true record of helping Black Americans, with unprecedented economic opportunity, record funding for HBCUs, criminal justice reform, and support for school choice. Joe Biden would rather we all just shut up, get in line, and know our place,” Pierson added.
Joe Biden later claimed he didn't "mean" to make racist remarks about the black community, despite already doubling-down on his comments.
But former Vice President Biden failed to apologize for his comments.
"Earlier today, I made some comments about diversity in the African American and Latino communities that I want to clarify," Biden said in a statement.
"In no way did I mean to suggest the African American community is a monolith—not by identity, not on issues, not at all."
Fox News analyst Gianno Caldwell wrote:
“The pass Dems continue to give Joe Biden on the racist things he say is insane.
"Are they for racists or against them.”
The pass Dems continue to give Joe Biden on the racist things he say is insane. Are they for racists or against them.— Gianno Caldwell (@GiannoCaldwell) August 6, 2020
Democrat and former CIA officer Bryan Dean Wright wrote:
“One Biden racial slip might be forgivable."But a lifetime of ‘slips’ — like saying black people aren’t black if they vote for Republicans, or are cocaine junkies if they dare challenge a Democrat — means there is an ugly pattern."
"Joe Biden is a racist and a bigot.”