Multimedia mogul Charlamagne Tha God offered a blunt assessment over whether President Biden has earned the Black vote if he seeks re-election in 2024: He hasn’t yet.
In an exclusive interview with Fox News Digital, Charlamagne was asked to revisit his infamous 2020 “Breakfast Club” interview with then-presidential candidate Biden when he told them “you ain’t Black” if they were undecided between and President Trump. Biden later walked back the comments.
“The only thing I took away from it was he was taking a page out of Trump’s book, and he was saying the quiet part out loud, you know?” Charlamagne said.
“Because whether he said it in jest or not, I’m sure that’s how a large part of the Democratic Party feels. They feel like, ‘Hey, Black men, Black women, they’re our most loyal voting bloc, and they show up for us no matter what.’ And I think that that’s something that he probably said because he was hearing other people around him say that… It might have been shocking to hear, but he didn’t say anything that folks didn’t already know or folks didn’t already feel like hey, the Democratic Party takes the Black vote for granted.”
He continued, “That’s something that I think a lot of people are realizing, there are Black conservatives out there. Sorry! You know what I mean? All Black people aren’t a part of the Democratic Party, the people that might vote for a conservative on a local level. I bet you if you went down to Georgia and you dug into some of the people who voted for Brian Kemp, you’d be surprised, you know? Probably same thing in Florida.
“So I think that it’s just something that I don’t think the Democratic Party can take for granted anymore because everybody wants tangibles. Everybody wants something that is gonna benefit their community specifically. People are voting their interests, nothing more, nothing less.”
When asked whether Biden has earned the Black vote as he seeks re-election in 2024, Charlamagne responded with a resounding “no,” citing failures to pass things like the George Floyd Policing Act.
“Listen, I gotta see how the next two years go, you know?” Charlamagne said. “Personally, I mean, damn near everything they promised Black people I haven’t seen come to fruition… I still think they could have gone way farther on the marijuana thing. Hey, it’s cool to pardon everybody that’s in prison on a federal level for simple possession. But guess what? There is nobody in prison on a federal level with simple, simple possession. You’re still the president. If you really wanted to, you could’ve with the stroke of a pen expunge so many different records and let so many people out on a federal level if you really wanted to take it there.”
“They volunteer these lies. I say this all the time. They volunteered to say, ‘Hey, we’re going to do this. We’re going to do that.’ And then they get in office and can’t get things done. Well, why volunteer to lie, you know?” he added.
During the interview, Charlamagne lamented that Biden is the Democrats’ “safest bet” going into 2024 but wasn’t confident enough to say he would beat Trump in a rematch.
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