Fox News Channel host Harris Faulkner lit into former Vice President Joseph R. Biden on Friday for a radio interview he gave in which he asserted “you ain’t black” to black Americans who are unsure whether they should vote for him.
The “Outnumbered” host referenced Mr. Biden’s remarks to radio host Charlamagne Tha God before telling colleagues that she’s fought her “whole life” against the idea that black Americans must be a mental monolith beholden to a specific group or political party.
“I’ve been fighting against this notion that you’re not black enough unless you think a certain way, you vote a certain way, you speak a certain way, you do certain things, my whole life,” she told Fox viewers.
Ms. Faulkner noted her family’s military background and her biracial daughters before further excoriating Mr. Biden for his remarks, which Biden campaign senior adviser Symone Sanders said afterward were made “in jest.”
“This is more than a little offensive,” Ms. Faulkner continued. “It is short-sighted. It is a blind spot for this former vice president.”
The newscaster then cited the group Black Voices for Trump as an acceptable response to Mr. Biden’s interview.
“It is clear now, more than ever, following these racist and dehumanizing remarks, that Joe Biden believes black men and women are incapable of being independent or free-thinking,” a statement by Trump 2020 Senior Advisor Katrina Pierson read.
Ms. Faulkner concluded by saying, “You don’t have to be any particular race to know when someone puts you down because you’re different.”
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