NBC Gently Describes Biden as ‘Rusty’ for ‘You Ain’t Black’ Gaffe

Scott Whitlock | May 26, 2020
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[See NewsBusters for more.] After the long Memorial Day Weekend, ABC and CBS on Tuesday hoped you have forgotten about Joe Biden’s “you ain’t black” gaffe. The two networks avoided a recap of the presumptive Democratic nominee’s insistence that you can’t be African American and vote for Donald Trump. On the Today show, however, Andrea Mitchell gently brought the topic up, describing Biden as “rusty.” With an on-screen graphic trumpeting the apparently stunning news, “Biden Appears in Public,” Mitchell conceded, “Campaigning from his basement or back porch has its drawbacks, denying Biden the retail politics he relishes and he can get rusty like this misstep with radio host host Charlemagne da god.”