Biden says he was too 'cavalier' about black Trump backers

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ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) - Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden says he “should not have been so cavalier” in his comments on Friday in which he suggested African Americans who back President Donald Trump “ain’t black.”

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden | Source: AP Photo / Matt Rourke

Biden addressed the controversy during a conference call with the U.S. Black Chamber of Commerce after his earlier remarks during an interview with a prominent black radio host stirred an uproar over whether he was being condescending to African American voters.

Trump's campaign denounced Biden's initial comments, contending that “a 77-year-old white man” was trying to tell black Americans how to vote.

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