Sen Tim Scott: Biden Claim About Blacks ‘Most Arrogant, Outrageous Comment’ Heard in a Long Time

Sen Tim Scott: Biden Claim About Blacks ‘Most Arrogant, Outrageous Comment’ Heard in a Long Time

Sen. Tim Scott criticized presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s claim that African Americans voters “ain’t black” if they are not planning to vote for him in November as an “arrogant, condescending comment.”

“That is the most arrogant, condescending comment I’ve heard in a very long time, and that’s saying something,” the South Carolina Republican told “Varney & Co” Friday morning on Fox Business.

The African-American senator pointed to the fact that Biden sponsored a “1990s crime bill that locked up more African-American males than any other piece of legislation.”

Scott said the criminal justice reform legislation that President Donald Trump supported helped correct the mistakes Biden made.

“For [Biden] to make such an arrogant, ridiculous comment to, if you think about the numbers, 1.3 million African-Americans voted for Trump,” Scott said.

“He’s saying to 1.3 million African-Americans that you’re not black? Who in the heck does he think he is? That is the most arrogant, outrageous comment I’ve heard in a very long time and I take offense to that.”

Scott made similar comments on his Twitter account Friday morning.

“I’d say I’m surprised, but it’s sadly par for the course for Democrats to take the black community for granted and brow beat those that don’t agree,” he tweeted.

Biden’s remarks came on the radio program “The Breakfast Club” when the radio host, a man who goes by the name Charlamagne tha God, said Biden needs to earn the vote of black Americans.

The radio host said he and other black voters will need to hear more from Biden before he earns their vote, which seemed to irk the former vice president.

Charlamagne asked Biden to visit him in New York and added, “It’s a long way until November. We’ve got more questions.”

“If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black,” Biden said.

Biden campaign senior adviser Symone Sanders later claimed on Twitter that her boss’ comments “were in jest.”

“Vice President Biden spent his career fighting alongside and for the African American community,” she tweeted.

“He won his party’s nomination by earning every vote and meeting people where they are and that’s exactly what he intends to do this November.”

“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. Period.”

But Biden received quick backlash on social media for his comments, as the hashtag “YouAintBlack” started trending.

“This is disgusting,” Trump’s campaign tweeted along with the clip of Biden’s interview.

via thefederalistpapers


  1. Biden is a racist just like Obama. They only care for illegals. The facts are in black and white. They have created hatred across this great country of ours. We must stop them, as now they are supporting voter fraud.

  2. So if you’re a dem racism is cavalier, but if you’re not it’s evil! I see, I got it now, thanks for clearing that up!

  3. in a day and age where people with male parts can believe they are female and use the ladies’ room, why can’t black people be white and whites be black if they wish? no one is whiter than joe biden.

  4. B is one of the biggest fakes out there.AfricanAmericans, I hope see through this. You put him in there, your putting Hilary Clinton in office, Lord help all of us.

  5. Why is it that if the left doesn’t agree with it, it has to be racist?
    Why is the “black vote” automatically assumed to be democratic?
    The left-wing loonies are trying to do the same thing to the illegal
    aliens that they have done to the blacks on welfare (the government
    plantation). They have no qualms about building a voter constituency
    among illegals as they had regarding the welfare segment. They are
    trying to do the same thing with the Social Security recipients. The
    end results of that were the “adjusted Social Security benefits” work
    sheet on the income taxes. Fortunately, many people in this country
    are seeing that for the con that it is. Divide and conquer! Promise
    the moon, ignore how to pay for it, use the working taxpayer as your
    funding base and run for office so you can get a FULL pension after
    serving one term etc. It is a CON !! Our children and grand children
    will pay for it. Blaming everything on racism, fascism, sexism, or whatever
    is part of the con. I think more people are catching on to it — without
    regard to race, creed or color. I do believe, however, that the more
    mature have caught on in greater numbers. Vote on election day !!

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