Former Vice President Joe Biden apologized for declaring that if "you have a problem figuring out whether you're for me or [President] Trump, you ain't black," during a Friday morning interview with Charlamagne tha God on The Breakfast Club. Biden's comments were quickly criticized as racist and offensive, and by Friday afternoon, Biden acknowledged he "shouldn't have been such a wise guy." "Perhaps I was much too cavalier," Biden said in a Friday afternoon call with black business leaders. "I've never, never, ever taken the African American community for granted," he continued, adding that "no one should have to vote for any party based on their race, their religion, their background."

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