During an interview with Bret Baier on Fox News, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) falsely claimed that presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden did not actually say “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.”
“I mean, you would say to somebody in your district who’s an African American, who perhaps enjoyed the historically low African American unemployment, the support for historically black colleges and universities, the prison reform and justice reform, and they said, you know what, I’m going to vote for Donald Trump,” Baier said. “They are not less black tonight, right?”
“I don’t believe anyone who saw that exchange would in any way suggest that anyone is blacker, blackest, or less black,” Lee claimed. “That exchange was in jest, but on second thought, it could have been spoken differently.”
“And what I would say to you is that that was not what the vice president said in terms of those words,” Lee falsely claimed.
However, the former vice president did, in fact, say those comments “in terms of those words” during an interview with Charlamagne Tha God on “The Breakfast Club” last week.
After being informed by a Biden aide that the interview needed to end, Charlamagne said, “Listen, you’ve got to come see us when you come to New York, VP Biden. It’s a long way until November. We’ve got more questions–”
“You’ve got more questions?” Biden responded in frustration. “Well I tell you what, if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.”
"If you have a problem figuring out whether you're for me or Trump, then you ain't black."
Oh really, Joe.
— Lawrence B. Jones III (@LawrenceBJones3) May 22, 2020