PRESIDENT Donald Trump criticized Joe Biden on Twitter for "racist comments" claiming he is "no longer worthy of the black vote."
Trump hit out at the democratic presidential hopeful after Biden said African-Americans aren't as culturally diverse as Latinos.
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"After yesterday’s statement, Sleepy Joe Biden is no longer worthy of the Black Vote!," Trump said.
"Earlier today, I made some comments about diversity in the African-American and Latino communities that I want to clarify," Biden tweeted on Thursday night.
"In no way did I mean to suggest the African-American community is a monolith—not by identity, not on issues, not at all."
Rather than apologizing in that and two other tweets, Biden touted his work and experience with black people.
"Throughout my career I've witnessed the diversity of thought, background, and sentiment within the African-American community," Biden tweeted, adding that "it's this diversity that makes our workplaces, communities, and country a better place."
In another tweet, Biden said that his commitment is to "always listen" and that he would "never stop fighting for the African-American community" or for "a more equitable future."
Biden made the remark during an interview with NPR reporter Lulu Garcia-Navarro, where he said he would extend the Temporary Protection Status to Cubans as the US has done for Venezuelans.
"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," he said.
After the initial remarks, President Trump criticized the presidential candidate, saying it was a "great insult" to the black community.
"What he said is incredible," Trump told Fox News. "And I don’t know what’s going on with him but it was a very insulting statement he made."
Since launching his political career, President Trump has been criticized for making racists statements, including demanding to see President Barack Obama's birth certificate, referring to Haiti and African nations as "sh*thole countries" and calling Black Lives Matter protesters "looters and thugs".
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