Joe Biden has come under fire for comparing diversity in African American and Latino communities during an interview released Thursday.
“Unlike the African American community, with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community with incredibly diverse attitudes about different things,” Biden said. “You go to Florida, you find a very different attitude about immigration than you do in Arizona. So it’s a very diverse community.”
Biden’s campaign said the comment was meant to describe the diversity of political opinion among Latino Americans and was not a judgment on cultural diversity.
President Trump quickly seized on the comments, telling reporters that the remarks were “incredible.”
“I just watched a clip and Joe Biden this morning totally disparaged and insulted the Black community,” Trump said. “I don’t know what’s going on with him, but it was a very insulting statement he made.”
The presumptive Democratic nominee also faced blowback for comments he made in May during an appearance on “The Breakfast Club,” which some argued to reflect the same attitude Biden expressed in his appearance at the panel that aired Thursday morning.
“Well, I’ll tell you what, if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t Black,” Biden told radio personality Charlamagne that God, who hosts the program — particularly popular among young Black Americans.