“I shouldn’t have said it,” Biden said in an interview in Wilmington, Delaware on Friday, referring to comments he made during an interview in May on the radio show “The Breakfast Club. Where he joked that “you are not black” to African Americans who still decide who to vote for between himself and Trump. “But, the truth is, there is a fundamental difference between Donald Trump and me on the issue of race at all levels.”
“I was trying to make the point that he is a man who has spent his entire career denigrating African Americans. Denigrate them, continue denigrating them. Do nothing but leave after the race and set it on fire. Pour, you know, gasoline on the fire, ”Biden told Roberts.
“I wouldn’t be here without the African American community,” Biden added, noting the support within the black community he has in his home state of Delaware.
Harris and Biden’s joint interview, the first since accepting the Democratic nomination, was conducted by Roberts and “World News Tonight” presenter David Muir for a special edition of “20/20” titled “The Ticket. : The First Interview ”, aired tonight. on ABC.
Pressed by Roberts on the former vice president’s comments on race, Biden vice president Senator Kamala Harris said she and Biden had conversations during the 2020 state campaign race relations in America, and that as president, Biden was saying the words “Black Lives Matter”.
“Joe says the words and knows how to say the words ‘Black Lives Matter’. Contrary to what … the current President of the United States, who is to sow hatred and division full time, [he] never said those words and never will say the words “Black Lives Matter”, ”Harris said.
“He’s been outspoken on these issues and, and continues to talk about the disparities, and I know where his heart is. I know where his heart is, ”said Harris, who challenged Biden in the first Democratic primary debate on the issue of racial integration through transporting children to public schools.