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Comedian Wanda Sykes Defends Biden “Biden feels at home speaking to the Black community. He made a joke.”

by Paul Goldberg

Comedian Wanda Sykes stepped up to defend former VP Joe Biden amid a firestorm of controversy.

Skyes tweeted:

Biden feels at home speaking to the Black community. He made a joke. Comedy ain’t easy, but he didn’t say 2 go shoot Clorox in our tits. Now, I wouldn’t make a blanket statement to say that voting for Trump means you’re not Black. I would say that it means you’re not smart.

Per CBSNews NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson said on CBSN Friday that Joe Biden should not assume he has the full support of the African American community during the election. “You cannot take the African American vote for granted,” Johnson told CBSN’s Reena Ninan in response to Biden’s remark that if black voters are undecided between him and President Trump, then they “ain’t black.”

In a Friday morning interview with Charlamagne Tha God on the popular radio show “The Breakfast Club,” Biden argued that his presidential campaign was doing enough to reach out to black voters.

“If you have trouble figuring out if you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black,” Biden said.

Johnson acknowledged that Biden has significant support in the African American community, but said the presumptive nominee should work to maintain that critical support. “You either win or lose with the support of the African American community,” he said.

TCO reported Rep. Vernon Jones, a Georgia Democrat who endorsed Trump for President wrote on Twitter:

I woke up to news this morning that apparently, “I ain’t black”@JoeBiden – who are you, to tell 1+ million black Americans who voted for @realDonaldTrump, that we aren’t black?

Jones then released a video and wrote in the intro:

I’ve been black all my life.

But I’ve never been anyone’s property, especially not @JoeBiden.

You’re not entitled to black support, Joe. You haven’t even earned it.

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