President Trump mocked his presumptive 2020 rival Joe Biden Saturday morning.
“Sleepy Joe cannot bring us to greatness. He is the reason I’m here!” Trump jeered on Twitter, while re-upping an earlier tweet sharing a recent poll showing him leading Biden in the battleground state of Pennsylvania.
Biden has been on the defensive since Friday after telling radio host Charlamagne tha God that any black person who didn’t vote for him wasn’t really black.
“Well I tell you what, if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black,” Biden said toward the end of the interview on Charlamagne’s “The Breakfast Club.”
The radio host, who has also conducted tough interviews with past presidential aspirants Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren, said he was less than thrilled with Biden’s performance.
“He really was one of the people on the front lines when it came to the war on drugs, and mass incarceration. If he wants to be president, he needs to fix that,” Charlamagne told CNN Friday evening.
“My overall takeaway from the conversation is that I heard him talk about things he did for black people back in the day but what have you done for me lately is my motto. I see Black communities catching hell no matter who is in the White House.”
Charlamagne has urged Biden to choose a black woman as his running mate, reminding him during their interview of how black voters in South Carolina had saved his struggling primary campaign. He strongly warned against Sen. Amy Klobuchar, a white midwestern moderate, who some insiders have said is a frontrunner for the VP job.
“I think that would be suicide for Joe Biden’s campaign,” Charlamagne told the Washington Post. “If he did that, especially at this moment, after the comments that he made … He would be a fool not to put a black woman as his running mate.”
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