Los Angeles, CA — Civil Rights attorney Leo Terrell had some passionate and forceful words for the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. Terrell said he has “the mindset of a plantation owner” during a Thursday night appearance on Fox News’ “Hannity.”
Fox News host Sean Hannity brought Terrell and conservative radio host Larry Elder on to react to Biden’s claim, in an interview that aired Thursday, that the Latino community is more “diverse” than the African American community.
“And by the way, what you all know, but most people don’t know, unlike the African American community – with notable exceptions – the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community with incredibly different attitudes about different things,” Biden told NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro. “You go to Florida, you find a very different attitude about immigration in certain places than you do when you’re in Arizona. So it’s a very different, a very diverse community.”
Terrell began by saying that “Joe Biden is unfit to be president and Joe Biden is a racist!” Joe Biden has the mindset of a plantation owner,” he continued. “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.”
The civil rights attorney, who has said he will vote for President Donald Trump in November, predicted that Democrats will “roll out [Rep.] Jim Clyburn” to say “it’s okay.”
“Jim Clyburn doesn’t speak for me or Larry or black Americans,” he continued. “No one black person speaks for black America … Joe Biden insulted every black American today. And he should not be president. He is the racist.”
Terrell claimed that Biden will get a “pass because he has a D in front of his name, not a R. Republicans are the people who believe in a color-blind society. Democrats are the ones who believe in identity and race politics.”
.@TheLeoTerrell, who is voting for @realDonaldTrump in November, didn't hold anything back discussing Biden's latest gaffe.
"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
President Trump responded to Biden’s comment Thursday afternoon by saying that his presumptive opponent had “totally disparaged and insulted the Black community.”
President Trump: "Joe Biden this morning totally disparaged and insulted the Black community." pic.twitter.com/PZrMljNWEe
— The Hill (@thehill) August 7, 2020
Biden walked back his comments in a Thursday night series of tweets.
“Earlier today, I made some comments about diversity in the African American and Latino communities that I want to clarify. In no way did I mean to suggest the African American community is a monolith—not by identity, not on issues, not at all,” he tweeted.
Throughout my career 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.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) August 7, 2020
Back in May, Biden faced blowback for comments he made during an appearance with “The Breakfast Club” co-host, Charlamagne Tha God, which many argued 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.”
South Carolina Republican Senator Tim Scott reacted to Biden’s comment on The Breakfast Club saying,
“That is the most arrogant, outrageous comment I’ve heard in a very long time and I take offense to that!”
1.3 million black Americans already voted for Trump in 2016. This morning, Joe Biden told every single one of us we “ain’t black.” I’d say I’m surprised, but it’s sadly par for the course for Democrats to take the black community for granted and brow beat those that don’t agree.
— Tim Scott (@SenatorTimScott) May 22, 2020
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