President Donald Trump said Tuesday during a radio interview that if presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden decides to pick a woman of color to be his running mate, some men may be “insulted” that he chose to do so.
Speaking to Clay Travis, who hosts a national radio show based in Nashville, USA Today reports that Trump also said it’s a mistake for anyone to say they will pick a vice president based on race and sex:
“I would be inclined to go a different route than what he’s done. First of all he roped himself into a certain group of people.”
The president then added:
“Some people would say that men are insulted by that. And some people would say it’s fine.”
Translation: Trump is offended by the thought of a black woman being on the ticket.
While he was at it, Trump also praised his personal lapdog, Vice President Mike Pence, before declaring that “people don’t vote for the vice president, they really don’t.
“You can pick a George Washington to be a vice president. Let’s pick up Abraham Lincoln, coming back from the dead. They just don’t seem to vote for the vice president.”
The most often mentioned women who are reportedly on Biden’s short list of candidates to be his running mate are Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), former Obama administration national security adviser Susan Rice, Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL).
Biden has indicated his will announce his choice sometime this week.
It would certainly be both historic and ironic if Biden does indeed choose a woman of color to be his VP since Trump has repeatedly proven his overt contempt for and hostility towards strong brown and black women, often saying incredibly sexist and racist things about female political and media figures who dare to disagree with him.
Here’s Trump’s interview with Clay Travis:
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