Joe Biden Suggests Michigan Voters Chose Trump Partly Because of Racism

Joe Biden Suggests Michigan Voters Chose Trump Partly Because of Racism


Former Vice President suggested Thursday that voters in Macomb County, Michigan, abandoned the Democratic Party to vote for Donald Trump in 2016 because they are racist.

In an interview with Jake Tapper of CNN, Biden said that some voters felt “taken for granted,” and speculated that they responded to Trump using a “dog whistle” on race.

From the CNN transcript (emphasis added):

TAPPER: Let’s turn to the 2020 race, and specifically the fact that we’re in Macomb County, Michigan, right now.

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This is a county that President Obama and you carried twice, and then President Trump carried by 12 percentage points in 2016.

You’re a son of Scranton. You’re somebody who likes to talk about working class, the middle class. Why do you think so many of these folks turned against the Democratic Party in 2016?

JOE BIDEN (D), PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE: Well, look, I think, number one, a lot of

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