Presidential candidate Joe Biden’s past comments have upset certain segments of black America, including civil rights attorney Leo Terrell who says that he will not be voting for the former vice president for “insulting” black Americans.
Speaking with Bill Hemmer of Fox News, Terrell said that Biden has offered nothing substantive to help black Americans. He also scolded the mainstream media for saying President Trump “doesn’t care” about the problems facing black communities. Terrell took specific issue with Biden’s infamous “you ain’t black” comment to Charlamagne tha God.
“[Biden] has not gone to these Democratic cities and embraced the victims like President Trump has. He has not walked hand in hand with police officers,” Terrell said. “Joe Biden has insulted every African American by saying if you don’t vote for me, ‘you ain’t Black.’ I’m Black. I’m not voting for him. He’s an insult to every American because people decide on the competency of the candidate – Joe Biden has to help the people in those cities and he’s not doing it. He’s in his basement.”
On the subject of President Trump, Terrell scolded the media for not reporting on the president’s positive outreach to black Americans.
“The cable networks, other than Fox, didn’t show the president with these murder victims’ families. They’re trying to create a false narrative. The narrative they’re trying to create is the president doesn’t care. The reality is, most Americans, Democrats as well, they want law and order,” he said.
Fox News notes:
Earlier this year, Biden told a New York City morning radio program that if African Americans were unsure whether to support him or Trump, they “ain’t Black.” The Delaware Democrat later expressed regret for those comments:
“I shouldn’t have been so cavalier,” Biden said in a May phone call with the U.S. Black Chambers, addressing the controversy within seconds of the session starting. “I shouldn’t have been such a wise guy … No one should have to vote for any party, based on their race or religion or background.”
Terrell, who has previously said on Fox News the Democratic Party “left” him, added that Democrats do not want civil order but that the situation has also been the complete opposite in that respect as well.