By LAUREN EDMONDS and MATTHEW WRIGHT and
NIKKI SCHWAB, SENIOR U.S. POLITICAL REPORTER FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
President Derrick Johnson (pictured) said in a statement that the organization
does not endorse political candidates at any level
an interview with Charlamagne tha God, Biden claimed the NAACP
has endorsed him each time he's run for office
The statement comes in response
to comments the presumptive Democratic nominee made Friday during an 18-minute
interview with radio host Charlamagne tha God on The Breakfast
Biden claimed that the NAACP
has supported him each time he's run for office in an attempt to prove his
consistency in supporting the black community.
'Take a look at my record. I
extended the Voting Rights Act for 25 years. I have a record that is second to
none. The NAACP’s endorsed me every time I’ve run,' said Biden.
'Take a look at the
But Johnson assured in his
statement that 'the NAACP has one mission and that is fighting for and
advancing our Black communities towards an equitable reality.'
Charlamagne was angered that
people talked about how the coronavirus was devastating the black community but
failed to talk about 'health issues stemming from systemic racism that has
never been fixed.'
The radio host then turned his
critique directly to Biden. He slammed Biden's work on the 1994 crime bill, which many have critiqued for its effects on mass incarceration, especially for African Americans.
Photo: Biden pictured with Bill Clinton during the signing ceremony for the bill
'Like I said before if you have
created legislation that has hurt then you have to create legislation that
helps, it's just that simple,' Charlamagne continued. 'The whole system needs
to be dismantled and rebuilt and he has been a very intricate part of that
'Whether you're talking about
'84 with the mandatory minimum sentences for drug dealers, when you talk about
'86 with crack laws that gave you more time for crack cocaine and powder
cocaine, or if you talk about the '94 crime bill.
'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.'
Following the passage of the
federal crime bill in 1994, incarceration rates climbed for 14 years, according
to the ACLU. Many have slammed Biden's work on the bill to
contributing to some of the disparities still impacting many today.
to black business leaders for telling the popular radio show host that he
'ain't black' if he can't discern the better presidential candidate between
Biden and President Trump.
'I should not have been so
cavalier. I've never, never, ever taken the African-American community for
granted,' Biden said, according to the Associated Press. 'I shouldn't have been
such a wise guy.'
Biden added that, 'No one
should have to vote for any party based on their race, their religion, their
background,' on a conference call with the U.S. Black Chamber of Commerce
Among those who criticized
Biden for what he said was Diddy, tweeting, 'Aye bruh @JoeBiden I already told
you the #BlackVoteAintFree.'
President Trump and his surrogates also took
advantage of Biden's gaffe.
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Dem Strategist Wrongly Assumes Two
Black Models Won't Vote for Trump
By Bronson Stocking | Townhall.com
The media's liberal bias is always apparent, but
especially after a Democrat does or says something so horrific that it would
constitute political-suicide if a Republican had done or said the same thing. A
good example of this is Joe Biden's recent comments that black voters who
support President Trump "ain't black."
Instead of calling Biden a "racist," exploring
"links" between Biden and the Klan, and bringing "experts"
on to "de-code" Biden's "dog whistles" to white
supremacists everywhere, when it's a Democrat in hot water, the liberal media
frame the discussion as "Republicans pounce," or, in this instance,
"THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN CAPITALIZES ON BIDEN'S REMARKS," as the CBS News
chyron read on Sunday.
The big news covered by CBS is not Biden's racist
comments but how the Trump campaign is responding to those racist
"Within hours they had these t-shirts, 'you ain't
black,' that were on sale at the president's online store," a CBS host
asked Democratic strategist Joel Payne, as pictures of two black models wearing
the Trump campaign's t-shirts appeared on the screen. "The campaign has
confirmed a million-dollar ad blitz against the former vice president. Ads have
already begun circulating online within hours. How does the Biden camp combat
these kind of aggressive moves particularly online by the Trump campaign?"
The Democratic strategist answered by questioning whether
the two models wearing the campaign's t-shirts would actually vote for
"It's so interesting, the two models you showed
showing those shirts, I wonder if they would actually vote for Donald Trump.
That might be a good question for an industrious journalist to dig into,"
Well, not much digging was needed as both models happen
to be full-time staff members for the Trump campaign.
Payne must be so wrapped up in identity politics that he
can't even imagine two black people, wearing pro-Trump t-shirts, might actually
vote for President Trump, much less work on his campaign.
Here's the embarrassing moment, or, as the liberal media
would put it, here's the Trump campaign capitalizing on Payne's comments:
Following the CBS News segment, Trump campaign Senior
Adviser Katrina Pierson confirmed that both individuals were full-time staff
members on the Trump team.
NAACP STATEMENT ON ENDORSEMENT COMMENT BY
FORMER VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN
Derrick Johnson, president and CEO of the NAACP, made the
following statement about a remark by former Vice President Joe Biden
during his Friday morning interview on “The Breakfast Club.”
“Yesterday, former Vice President Joe Biden made a
comment about the NAACP’s endorsement. We want to clarify that the NAACP is a
non-partisan organization and does not endorse candidates for political office
at any level. Persons affiliated with the NAACP at the national, state, and
local levels are free to make candidate endorsements in a personal capacity,
but they do not reflect support by the NAACP as an organization. The NAACP has
one mission and that is fighting for and advancing our Black communities
towards an equitable reality. Our primary focus at this moment is to ensure
that our communities that have been victims of domestic terrorism and
disproportionately impacted by this pandemic have the opportunity to cast their
powerful vote come November.”
Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and
largest nonpartisan civil rights organization. Its members throughout the
United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their
communities. You can read more about the NAACP’s work and our six “Game
Changer” issue areas at naacp.org.