“People are basically being told what they can and can’t buy at stores,” Conservative Coalition member Matt Seely told News 8 during the protest. “Nothing makes sense. You can buy a bottle of liquor, but you can’t buy a gallon of paint.”
Former Vice President Joe Biden told African-Americans that “if you don’t vote for me, you ain’t black” during a shocking appearance on the Breakfast Club on Friday morning.
The contentious interview lead to Biden asserting that his campaign was doing enough to reach out to black voters before he made the jaw-dropping remark.
.@JoeBiden: "If you have a problem figuring out whether you're for me or Trump, then you ain't black." @cthagod: "It don't have nothing to do with Trump, it has to do with the fact — I want something for my community." @breakfastclubam pic.twitter.com/endvWnOIV2
— America Rising (@AmericaRising) May 22, 2020
The radio show’s host Charlamagne had asked Biden about rapper Sean Combs, also known as Diddy, claiming that that Democrats take black voters for granted. In response, Biden pointed to his overwhelming win in South Carolina.
“I kicked everybody’s — excuse me,” Biden said,stopping himself from swearing.
“I need you to say that!” Charlamagne fired back.
“I won every single county. I won the largest share of the black vote that anybody had, including Barack,” Biden continued. “They’re the folks that, as they say up my way, brung me to the dance. That’s how I get elected every single time.”
Biden also addressed his support for the controversial crime bill that implemented harsher penalties for minor drug offenses, which has largely been credited for more people of color being sent to prison.
“The crime bill didn’t increase mass incarceration, other things increased mass incarceration,” Biden said.
“I know a lot of weed smokers,” Biden also claimed.
He also told the host that he is considering “multiple” black women to be his running mate.
At the end of the interview, a staffer told Biden that he was out of time.
“You can’t do that to black media!” Charlamagne said.
“I do that to white media and black media,” Biden replied, promising to come back on the show.
“If you have a problem figuring out if you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black,” Biden said.
“It don’t have nothing to do with Trump — it has to do with the fact that I want something for my community,” Charlamagne countered.
Naturally, the racist comment has drawn fierce criticism from the black community, as well as the Trump campaign and RNC.
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) May 22, 2020
Somebody needs to tell Joe Biden that this comment to Charlamagne was a mistake.
Yes, Biden is a much better choice for black people than racist Trump.
But white people don’t get to tell black people what is black.
Biden still has to EARN our vote.pic.twitter.com/TPEV5ZpEYi
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) May 22, 2020
“That is the most arrogant, condescending comment I've heard in a very long time," @SenatorTimScott says in response to Joe Biden saying he's not really Black.
"He's saying that 1.3 million African-Americans, that you’re not Black? Who in the heck does he think he is?” pic.twitter.com/HtNNQkIxTQ
— Trump War Room – Text TRUMP to 88022 & get the APP (@TrumpWarRoom) May 22, 2020
It’s been over 5 HOURS since Biden told Black people they “ain’t black” if they support @realDonaldTrump.
How many times has CNN mentioned his bigoted comment on air?
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) May 22, 2020
WATCH: Someone Farted During Joe Biden’s Campaign Live Stream
Well… that’s embarrassing.
The internet is going crazy over a clip from former Vice President Joe Biden’s livestreamed campaign event with Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf in which someone appears to have passed gas.
The Trump campaign will probably have an absolute field day with this clip.
Social media users speculated that the culprit was Biden, as Governor Wolf appeared to grimace slightly at the sound.
Joe Biden farted on a live interview: pic.twitter.com/kMHTqCLsZb
— JT Lewis (@thejtlewis) May 27, 2020
“[Mitch McConnell] says they should declare bankruptcies if you can. And this isn’t some math exercise. This is about people. It’s about making sure you don’t have to cut those teachers and firefighters, police officers, and cut critical healthcare programs,” the former vice president said before the flatulence sound. “Or stop work on roads and bridges. So, what does the human cost of lack of state and local fiscal relief look like in Pennsylvania?”
Wolf, despite his seemingly involuntary facial response, continued to discuss issues in his state and did not comment about the noise.
leader of the free World can't control his bowels for 3 minutes.
— Naughtius Maximus (@Mikehuntscary) May 27, 2020
“Leader of the free world can’t control his bowels for 3 minutes,” one Twitter user snarked.
It looked like Gov. Wolf heard it also! Raised eyebrows says it all.
— Linda_WCovfefe (@Linda_WCovfefe) May 27, 2020
This incident is just the latest in a long line of gaffes for the aging candidate and career politician. From discussing enjoying children hopping on his lap, to forgetting the name of the coronavirus and how many grandchildren he has, it seems as though Biden just can’t stop giving fodder to his rivals.
The incident reminded people an incident with Rep. Eric Swalwell where it sounded as though he passed gas during an interview with MSNBC. He denied that he did it, but social media users were skeptical.
“It was not me!!!!!” Swalwell told reporters at the time. “Ha. And I didn’t hear it when I was speaking.”
The Biden campaign has not yet commented on the apparent flatulence. We will update this post if and when they do.
Editor of ‘Non-Partisan’ VA Paper Accidentally Emails GOP Senate Candidate Calling Her a ‘Dimwit’
Witzke is an ‘America First’ conservative.
The publisher of the Virginia News-Gazette emailed Republican Delaware Senate candidate Lauren Witzke and mistakenly sent along an conversation in which the editor called her a “dimwit.”
Witzke is an ‘America First’ conservative who is running on similar policies to what President Donald Trump campaigned on. She is also promising to fight for a full 10 year moratorium on all immigration and restoration of the American nuclear family.
I am running on an #AmericaFirst platform for U.S. Senate.
America First means :
➡️A full 10 year moratorium on all immigration (Net Zero).
➡️Restoring the American Nuclear family.
➡️Putting American workers FIRST
➡️Ending Drug Addictionhttps://t.co/Kj4wlxhxJY pic.twitter.com/3FmkuhK0Jv
— Lauren Witzke for U.S. Senate (@WitzkeforDE) March 31, 2020
Some how, the editor of the News-Gazette accidentally ended up on Witzke’s donor email list by mistake. After sending out a campaign email opposing the Delaware governor’s lock down orders, the Witzke campaign received an email from Matt Paxton, publisher of The News-Gazette.
It appears that the editor had forwarded the email to Paxton, adding “I’m not sure how we got on this dimwit’s mailing list.” When tried to email the Witzke campaign asking to be removed from the list, he replied to all, which forwarded along the chain where the editor called her a dimwit.
Witzke responded to the email, saying “thanks for letting us know. Are you aware that you forwarded the original message from your editor along with this thread? Not a great look for the ‘non-partisan’ media.”
Paxton responded by claiming that it was sent on purpose.
“I am aware. and sending unwanted, inapplicable emails willy-nilly to every little media outlet within hundreds of miles, not even in a contiguous state, meets the definition in my mind, and I’d say that whether this came from a candidate of the Democrat, Republican, Whig, Prohibition, Green, Libertarian or Socialist Worker Party,” Paxton responded. “We get enough spam as it is. I am not ‘non-partisan’ when it comes to spam.”
The District Herald called Paxton to ask whether or not the paper is indeed meant to be non-partisan. He claimed that they are and that he had never even heard of Witzke prior to the email being sent to him. He also claimed, contrary to his response to Witzke, that the email was sent by mistake.
“Umm… I think that was an internal email, a forwarded email, that inadvertently was sent,” Paxton responded.
When asked again if the paper is considered to be non-partisan, Paxton asserted that “I don’t even know who this person is. This Lauren Witzke.”
“She sent an email to us, we’re three states away,” Paxton added, seemingly frustrated.
The District Herald again asked if the paper is considered to be Democrat-leaning or if it is non-partisan.
“We’re non-partisan. We’re a community newspaper. We really don’t cover anything that is doesn’t happen in Rockbridge County, Virginia.
Witzke, for her part, told the District Herald that the paper should be ashamed of itself.
“As if it wasn’t obvious enough, the far-left news media once again tipped its partisan hand. The staff at The News-Gazette, which lost any credibility it had left with one single email today, ought to be ashamed of itself,” Witzke said. “The paper’s management should be immediately fired and replaced with those who will report the news honestly.”
She added that it is “little surprise that a Democrat paper in Virginia owned by people from Illinois is as sexist as Ralph Northam is racist, or that this level of frothing hate seems to be the norm in the small town that kicked Sarah Huckabee Sanders and her family out of a chicken dinner restaurant for being associated with the Trump campaign.”
In 2018, Sanders was kicked out of the Red Hen restaurant in Lexington for working at the White House. The owner of the restaurant, Stephanie Wilkinson, said that she was taking a stand against a person who defends “inhumane and unethical” presidential policies.
The incident caught the attention of President Donald Trump himself, and the restaurant claimed they had to close for two weeks because of all the negative attention. Still, the media largely defended their actions, even continuing to write glowing portraits of the incident a year later.
Michigan Gov. Whitmer ‘Making’ Time to Audition for Biden VP Spot Amid Coronavirus Crisis
Gov. Whitmer has faced massive backlash in recent weeks for her strict lock down orders in the state.
Controversial Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said that she is “making” time to audition for spot as Joe Biden’s vice president amid the coronavirus crisis.
Appearing on NBC, Gov. Whitmer initially said that 100% of her energy needs to be focused on the state that elected her governor, before quickly adding she is still making time to try and impress Biden.
Whitmer explained that they haven’t begun a formal vetting process, but that they had more of an “informal” conversation about her being the potential pick.
“I am making a little bit of time to stay connected to the campaign,” Whitmer said. “But the most important thing I have to do right now is be the governor of my home state.”
Whitmer claimed that being governor is “all that matters to me in this moment.”
Gov. Whitmer has faced massive backlash in recent weeks for her strict lock down orders in the state and comments that she has made during this time. She is currently being sued by multiple churches for “violating the right to religious expression” and has been accused by Republican State Rep. Paul Mitchell of “bulldozing constitutional rights.”
In April, Whitmer made huge waves when she responded to anti-lock down protesters by threatening to impose even more limitations.
In an interview with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, Governor Whitmer said that the protest was “irresponsible” and that “we might have to actually think about extending stay-at-home orders, which is supposedly what they were protesting.”
“When you see a, you know, a political rally — that’s what it was yesterday — a political rally like that, where people aren’t wearing masks, and they’re in close quarters, and they’re touching one another, you know that that’s precisely what makes this kind of a disease drag out and expose more people,” Whitmer said.
WATCH: Gov. Whitmer tells @Maddow that Wednesday's protest at Michigan's Capitol is the “kind of irresponsible action that puts us in this situation where we might have to actually think about extending stay-at-home orders, which is supposedly what they protesting." pic.twitter.com/WxVtTVEeia
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) April 17, 2020
Thousands of protesters had converged for a protest called “Operation Gridlock” to protest her order, which is one of the strictest in the nation.