Charlamagne tha God blasts Joe Biden’s Senate record ‘of very racist legislation’ and tells him to do better – The Sun
Charlamagne tha God has blasted Joe Biden's racist legislative history as the country reels over the death of George Floyd.
The radio personality said the presumptive Democratic nominee needs to "lean in to blackness" in order to make amends.
Despite offering praise for former Vice President's address to the nation from Philadelphia, the host of “The Breakfast Club” radio program spoke about Biden's "racist" legislative history in the Senate.
Charlamagne, whose real name is Lenard Larry McKelvey told CNN: “He did very well today in Philadelphia, you know, he said a lot of things that I wanted to hear, and I know it’s dream-selling season and politicians say what they need to in order to get elected, but I really enjoyed it.
“But I need some action, like I need him to really lean into blackness now."
The African American influencer, who has over 2.1 million Twitter followers and has interviewed almost every major presidential candidate this election cycle, went on to say that Biden had a “racist” legislative history in the Senate.
He said: “To me it’s like this: If Barack Obama was JFK, then Joe Biden needs to be Lyndon B. Johnson. You know, he has the opportunity to be as progressive as Lyndon B. Johnson.
"Lyndon B. Johnson may have been labeled a racist but his record doesn’t reflect that. LBJ’s record showed that he had, like, the most effective progressive record on race and class of any Democratic president of the past 80 years.
He added: “I think, you know, Biden’s record in the Senate actually reflects very racist legislation, but he has a chance to correct that by doing right by black people.”
Charlamagne has repeatedly urged Biden to choose a black woman for his VP, reminding him during his appearance on “The Breakfast Club” of how black voters in South Carolina saved his struggling primary campaign.
Speaking last Saturday to the Washington Post, the influencer strongly warned against selecting Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), a white Midwestern moderate, who some insiders have said is being considered for the VP job.
Charlamagne told the paper: “I think that would be suicide for Joe Biden’s campaign.”
During Biden’s now-infamous interview with Charlamagne late last month, the former vice president told the radio host, “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.”
The remarks were widely condemned, and Biden apologized for them later that day.
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