'I'm not gonna do this': Symone Sanders chides Chuck Todd for asking whether Biden 'sensitive enough' for black voters
Joe Biden’s spokeswoman, Symone Sanders, snapped at NBC host Chuck Todd for asking if the presidential candidate was sensitive enough to minority voters.
During an afternoon interview on MSNBC, Todd played a clip from former Obama official Patrick Gaspard criticizing the former vice president for his remarks that black voters “ain’t black” if they don’t vote for him in the upcoming election, prompting frustration from Sanders.
“I know you have Joe Biden’s record. And you have a long list of when he goes off the cuff, he seems to speak with sort of an older generation stereotype at times in some of this stuff. When you’ve been around him, what would be your explanation?” Todd began before being interrupted by Sanders.
“Chuck, I’m not gonna do this. I’m not gonna do this. I’m not gonna do this. Chuck, I’m not gonna do this,” Sanders said as Todd attempted to finish his question.
“I’m not going to even traffic in any hypothetical conversation about if he is sensitive enough,” Sanders asserted, shifting the conversation to whether he would be a better leader than President Trump. “He’s not offering lip service. He’s offering results,” she later said.
While appearing on the radio program The Breakfast Club, Biden told listeners, “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black,” to which Charlamagne tha God said: “It don’t have nothing to do with Trump. It has to do with the fact I want something for my community.”
Sanders downplayed the remarks on social media after the former vice president’s appearance.
“The comments made at the end of the Breakfast Club interview were in jest, but let’s be clear about what the VP was saying: he was making the distinction that he would put his record with the African American community up against Trump’s any day. Period,” she tweeted.