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In a tacit admission of how the Democratic Party thinks of the black community on Friday, presumptive nominee Joe Biden exclaimed that if a black person had to think about voting for him or President Trump, then their blackness was in question. By Sunday, NBC was tired of hearing the outrage at Biden’s blatantly racist remark with Sunday Today host Willie Geist huffing that Biden had to apologize for “two days,” and Political director Chuck Todd lamented that the former Vice President was being held to account at all.
After huffing about “two days” of walking back the comments, Geist admitted “Obviously, that was offensive to a lot of people.” But he immediately wrote it off and boasted about how well Biden was doing in the polls despite himself:
It gets to the kind of campaign he's trying to conduct from his home, doing it virtually through these interviews. And yet, he's doing well in the polls. A Quinnipiac poll and a Fox News poll showing him opening up leads among many important groups. What is the state of this campaign for Joe Biden right now?
Prefacing it as “just a quick side observation,” Todd responded by whining that Biden had to answer for his racist comment. “I'm struck about if Donald Trump makes the same type of gaffe he blows through it, plows through it, pretends it never happened. Joe Biden, the expectation is he has to deal with it and he tried to deal with it,” he said.