Civil rights attorney and longtime Democratic commentator Leo Terrell blasted presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden Thursday night on Fox News’ “Hannity”, saying Biden has “the mindset of a plantation owner”.
Terrell’s comment comes after Biden said in an interview, which released on Thursday, “unlike the African American community, with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community, with incredibly different attitudes about different things … it’s a very diverse community.”
Biden was addressing the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) Joint Virtual Convention. Portions of the interview were aired Wednesday, and the full video was streamed Thursday, Breitbart reported.
“Joe Biden is unfit to be president and Joe Biden is a racist,” Leo Terrell said on Thursday. “Joe Biden has the mindset of a plantation owner. He thinks he knows how every black person thinks, how we walk, what we should eat. Joe Biden doesn’t understand that black people are individuals. Condoleezza Rice and Al Sharpton are different individuals. We have a different mindset.”
Terrell predicted that Democrats will “roll out House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-SC) to say “it’s okay.”
“Jim Clyburn doesn’t speak for me or Larry or black Americans,” Terrell declared. “No one black person speaks for black America”. Continued Below
“And CNN and MSNBC wouldn’t cover this today,” Terrell pointed out. Fox News reported that CNN and MSNBC failed to mention Biden’s mea culpa Thursday evening.
“Donald Trump is absolutely right. Joe Biden insulted every black American today. And he should not be president. He is the racist,” Terrell continued.
“What is so amazing to me is they are going to put this guy out front and say that he is not. The only reason he is getting a pass because he has a D in front of his name, not a R. Republicans are the people who believe in the color-blind society. Democrats are the ones who believe in identity and race politics,” he added. Video Below
Leo Terrell’s official remarks:
"Joe Biden is unfit to be president and Joe Biden is a racist. Joe Biden has the mind-set of a plantation owner."
— Scott Morefield (@SKMorefield) August 7, 2020
On Thursday, President Donald Trump responded to Biden’s remarks Wednesday, expressing on Twitter: “Wow! Joe Biden just lost the entire African American community. What a ‘dumb’ thing to say!”
He also told reporters Thursday: “Joe Biden, this morning, totally disparaged and insulted the Black community. What he said is incredible. I don’t know what’s going on with him, it was a very insulting statement he made. … It was great insult to the Black community.” Continued Below
On Friday, the president tweeted: “After yesterday’s statement, Sleepy Joe Biden is no longer worthy of the Black Vote!”
Biden, later Thursday night, attempted to walk back his comments on Twitter from the interview.
“Earlier today, I made some comments about diversity in the African American and Latino communities that I want to clarify,” Biden wrote. ”In no way did I mean to suggest the African American community is a monolith—not by identity, not on issues, not at all.
“Throughout my career,” he continued, “I’ve witnessed the diversity of thought, background, and sentiment within the African American community. It’s this diversity that makes our workplaces, communities, and country a better place. My commitment to you is this: I will always listen, I will never stop fighting for the African American community and I will never stop fighting for a more equitable future.”