WATCH: Joe Biden Gets Confronted By Black Man on “You Ain’t Black” Remark During Town Hall
On Thursday night, in lieu of a presidential debate, both President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden held their own town hall events.
There was a stark difference between the two town halls.
In President Trump’s town hall, he was bombarded with tough questions and was constantly on the defense. In Biden’s town hall, it was like seeing little kids toss stuffed animals to him to play with.
There was one question, however, that though it wasn’t a hardball, it did take a shot at Biden and something he has said in the past.
One young man brought up the time that Biden told Breakfast Club host Charlamagne tha god that if someone doesn’t know whether their for Biden or Trump then “they ain’t black.”
So one man in the “audience” (which was about 10 people max) asked Biden flat out why they should vote for him based on what he said about blacks recently.
“Many people believe that the true swing demographic in this election will be black voters under the age of 30 — not because they will be voting for Trump but because they won’t vote at all.”
“So my question for you then is, besides ‘you ain’t black,’ what do you have to say to young black voters who see voting for you as further participation in a system that fails to protect them?”
Young African-American voter to Joe Biden:
"Besides 'you ain't black,' what do you have to say to young black voters who see voting for you as further participation in a system that fails to protect them?" pic.twitter.com/acT4UWxUwe
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) October 16, 2020
Went basically gave a political non-answer as usual.
“First of all, as my buddy John Lewis said, it’s a sacred opportunity the right to vote, it can make a difference. If young black women and men vote, you can determine the outcome of the election,” Biden responded, invoking the late civil rights icon.
Biden continued at length, talking about how teachers needed to be paid $60,000 a year, that there needed to be more school psychologists and how he would guarantee a $15,000 down-payment for first-time homebuyers.
After a few minutes, moderator George Stephanopoulos asked Humphrey if his question had been answered.
“Uh, I think so,” Humphey replied.
Since announcing his White House bid, Biden has come under fire for the crime bills he shepherded during his three decades in the Senate which unfairly punished African Americans.
New York Post