Biden apologizes for saying voters who back Trump ‘ain’t black’

  • 2020 contender says: “I shouldn’t have been such a wise guy’
  • Remark in radio interview drew widespread criticism

Joe Biden has apologised for saying that if African Americans “have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black”, a remark which prompted a storm of controversy and fierce attacks from supporters of the president.

“I shouldn’t have been such a wise guy,” Biden said on a call with the US Black Chambers, an African-American business group, which was added to his public schedule. “I shouldn’t have been so cavalier.”

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