Rep. Clyburn Says He ‘Cringed’ at Biden’s ‘You Ain’t Black’ Remark

Congressman Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) said that he “cringed” when he heard former Vice President Joe Biden’s “you ain’t black” remark that he made on a recent radio morning show, though he defended the former vice president.

Speaking to radio host Charlamagne tha God on the “Breakfast Club” show, Biden said on Friday, “If you have a problem figuring out whether me or Trump, then you ain’t black.”

In a Tuesday appearance on “The View,” Clyburn said, “I cringed — no question about that.”

He added, “In this instance, Joe did not do as well as I had hoped in responding but I will say this, I go about my business every day, comparing Joe Biden to the alternative, not the Almighty. He is not a perfect person, none of us are.”

The South Carolina lawmaker continued, “My decision now is to determine who do I feel should be the next President of the United States and I do that by comparing the candidates to each other, not to the Almighty.”

When asked what he says to black Americans who may have been offended by Biden’s remark, Clyburn said, “I’ve done a lot of stuff with Joe Biden over the years and I would not have supported him if I did not think he was best suited to be the next President of the United States.”

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Clyburn plays a huge role on Capitol Hill as the 3rd-ranking Democrat in the House. His endorsement of Biden, just days before the South Carolina primary, is widely seen as helping Biden carry the state and turn the tide in a primary that seemed to be slipping away from him.

Biden apologized for the remark, saying, “I should not have been so cavalier. I’ve never, never, ever taken the African-American community for granted.” He added, “I shouldn’t have been such a wise guy.”

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  1. I hope that Clyburn really thinks about any vote for Biden because look at the record of Biden and one would be so blown away at all of the selfishness Biden had shown. Biden made deals with China to get his son Hunter even better deals along with Ukraine. This is wrong. Also to see that Biden has been a career politician but yet has not fixed any of our woe’s troubles people that care about this country just the fact Biden had been in office for so long but our country was getting worse really says a lot. Biden to have made the money where as his salary doesn’t support is troubling too.

    1. Are you of the mindset that African Americans perceive Hunter Biden acquiring a minority stakeholder status in an investment management company in China affects them more than Ivanka’s 18 trademarks granted by China? Biden being a career politician is somehow less attractive than a career corrupt businessman and politician? Joe and Jill Biden earning money post leaving the WH doing speaking engagements and book deals is more offensive to their sensibilities than a businessman fined for corrupt business practices, sued by hundreds for non-payment of services rendered, settled $22 million for fraud, and fined $2 million for stealing from his own charity?? What “troubles” you is possibly NOT what “troubles” most Americans of any ethnicity. Most Americans are “troubled” by WH economist Hassert predicting an unemployment rate “north of 20% for May” and double digits for November. “Troubling” is a POTUS that claims wearing a mask is being “political correct” when wearing a mask is the guidance of his own Task Force, CDC, and HHS. “Troubling” is a POTUS that believes 100,000 deaths is an indicator of his “great success” in handling COVID.

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