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Sanders Says Blacks Only Support Biden Because of His Ties to Obama

Only days after being toppled as the Democratic frontrunner by Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders has tossed some unkind jabs at the former VP, saying his popularity with African American voters is only because of his ties to President Barrack Obama.

Speaking to Rachel Maddow in a wide-ranging interview on her MSNBC show Wednesday night, the host pressed Sen. Sanders (I-Vt.) on why he was struggling to improve his standing with black voters, specifically in the south.


“Well, we’re running against somebody who has touted his relationship with Barack Obama for eight years. Barack Obama is enormously popular in this country, in general, and in the African-American community,” the Democratic socialist told Maddow.

“In fact, there have been some polls recently that we are running ahead of Biden in the African-American community. So it’s not that I’m not popular, you know, Biden is running with his ties to Obama and that’s working well,” he continued.

When Maddow brought up that Sanders also struggled with this major voting block in 2016 when running against Hillary Clinton, he referenced her and her husband, former President Bill Clinton’s popularity with African Americans.

“Running against Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton is enormously popular [with black voters],” he argued. “In 2016, we were running against Hillary Clinton. I was virtually unknown. Now we’re running against Barack Obama’s vice president, who was very very popular. But what I’m saying to you Rachel is that if you look at the polling out there, I am not unpopular in the African American community,” the Vermont senator added.

Sanders went on to say that he wanted to do better and believed he would do better with the African American community, but warned about the differences in how black voters will land depending on where they live.

“I think the vote in the north will be different than the vote in the south, but we’re running against some very tough competition there.”

Attacks from the Left
9 Comments on this post.
  • Rodney
    7 March 2020 at 5:17 pm
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    Why a large percentage of Blacks favor the Democratic Party is beyond all reasoning. History reveals the Democrats have exploited and lied to the Black Community since their founding. The Democrats are like Lucy and the football and the Blacks like Linus keep falling for the same old unkept promises. Seems like these folks would have wised up by now. A quote from John Wayne; “Life is hard, it’s harder when your stupid.”.

  • Joann
    7 March 2020 at 5:28 pm
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    Bernie is correct.

  • Kat
    7 March 2020 at 5:59 pm
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    Bernie is too old and all he wants is to be dictator until he does in 5 years

  • Donna
    7 March 2020 at 8:15 pm
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    Bernie I think people of any color don’t support you because you are bad for America. Black/white, tall/short, man/women all think you are a big bag of bad air.

  • stephen weiss
    7 March 2020 at 9:02 pm
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    President Trump has done MORE for the Black Community, and created more jobs for the Black community that Obama/Biden did in 8 Years, and realize that huckers like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson DO Nothing for the black community other than ferment racism…that’s how THEY personally make money. The Democrat party loves that you think your only hope is to vote Democrat….wake the hell up, you vote for Democrats, year after year and believe their lies, and it gets you ZERO….If you vote for Democrats they will keep stealing from you to enrich themselves….Obama went from dead broke to a Billionaire…not because of what he did for YOU….it’s what he did for HIMSELF, MICHELLE, and his two kids…you made him rich….with your money….get a grip!

  • Phillip Auxt
    7 March 2020 at 9:55 pm
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    Sounds right to me.

  • Derek Blurb
    8 March 2020 at 12:35 am
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    Sanders, I mean Tovarichtch Sanders is already using the imperial WE.

  • SoJerSailor
    14 March 2020 at 7:11 pm
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    The joke is on Sanders – he obviously doesn’t know that
    more and more Blacks are now supporting TRUMP !!!

  • David Harwood
    14 March 2020 at 9:48 pm
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    The joke is on Sanders – he obviously doesn’t know that
    more and more Blacks are now supporting TRUMP !!!

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