'This is more than just a little offensive': Fox News host blasts Joe Biden's 'hurtful' comment about black voters

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  • Fox News host Harris Faulkner criticized former Vice President
    Joe Biden after he suggested black voters “ain’t black” if they
    remained undecided in the upcoming election.
  • “This is more than just a little offensive. It is
    short-sighted,” Faulkner said. “It is a blind spot for this former
    vice president.”
  • Biden later apologized for his remark during a call with black
    business leaders.
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Fox News host Harris Faulkner criticized former Vice President
Joe Biden, after he suggested black voters “ain’t black” if they
were undecided in the upcoming election between the presumptive
2020 Democratic presidential nominee and President Donald
Trump.

Faulkner’s statement came after Biden appeared on “The Breakfast
Club” radio show on Friday morning. At the end of the interview
with host Charlamagne Tha God, the former vice president said, “If
you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump,
then you ain’t black.”

Biden
later apologized
for his remark during a call with black
business leaders with the US Black Chambers.

“I should not have been so cavalier,” he reportedly said. “I’ve
never, never, ever taken the African American community for
granted.”

Biden added that he “shouldn’t have been such a wise guy,” and
that “no one should have to vote for any party based on their race,
their religion, their background,” according to CBS
News reporter Ed O’Keefe
.

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Faulkner, who is black, described Biden’s comments as
“hurtful.”

“I’ve been fighting against this notion that you’re not black
enough unless you think a certain way, you vote a certain way, you
speak a certain way, you do certain things,” Faulkner said on Fox
News. “My whole life, I grew up military — pretty much neutral
along the zone of ‘can we all just get along no matter what we look
like.'”

Faulkner’s father served in the
US Army
as an aviator and completed two tours in Vietnam.

“This is more than just a little offensive. It is
short-sighted,” she added. “It is a blind spot for this former vice
president. He should have gotten up immediately on whatever venue,
microphone he had. I would have said it for him immediately right
there … and say, ‘you know what, let me restate that.'”

Biden’s comment also attracted criticism from Sen. Tim Scott of
South Carolina, who is the only black Republican serving in the US
Senate.

“Joe Biden’s comments are the most arrogant and condescending
thing I’ve heard in a very long time,” Scott said in a
tweet
. “I am offended, but not surprised.”

Trump later retweeted Faulkner’s televised segment and described
her as “a great American.”

Trump’s campaign also capitalized on the incident by selling
t-shirts on its website
that said, “#YouAintBlack – Joe Biden.”

“Sport this shirt and make sure NO ONE forgets the words
#YouAintBlack came out of Joe Biden’s mouth,” the t-shirt’s
description said.


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'This is more than just a little offensive': Fox News host
blasts Joe Biden's 'hurtful' comment about black voters