Biden’s ‘you ain’t black’ comment comes back to bite him as Tim Scott mocks the president leaking minority voters

Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) bashed President Joe Biden over his past comments on black voters.

During the 2020 presidential campaign, Biden told black voters that they “ain’t black” if they had trouble deciding who to vote for between him and then-President Donald Trump. Though he later apologized for the comments, Republicans have continued to seize on them, with the latest round coming from Scott.

“Biden: ‘If you have a problem figuring out whether you are for me or Trump, then you ain’t Black,’” Scott quoted Biden as saying. “In 2024, 40% of African American men aren’t Black enough for Joe Biden. Why? It’s simple. We were better off under Donald J. Trump.”

Last week, Scott launched a talk show with fellow black Republicans Reps. Burgess Owens (R-UT), Byron Donalds (R-FL), John James (R-MI), and Wesley Hunt (R-TX). Scott, Owens, James, and Hunt mocked Biden’s “you ain’t black” comments in their show on Monday, a clip of which was shared on X.


Scott has positioned himself as a big player in Republicans’ efforts to reach black voters, efforts that hadn’t bore fruit for a long time. But recent polls showing Biden’s falling approval rating among black and minority voters has led many to sense an opportunity.

Scott is on the short list to become Trump’s running mate in 2024.

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