Black Twitter expressed outrage over Joe Biden's dismissive demeanor during a Dec. 8 Zoom call with Black civil rights leaders.
According to those who listened to the nearly 2-hour audio, Biden "talked down" to the civil rights leaders, including Rev. Al Sharpton, who later defended Biden, saying he was not dismissive at all.
The presumptive president-elect reportedly said the "defund the police" movement "beat the living hell out of" Democrats during the November elections.
He also said Hispanics, who are double the population of Black people in America, will outnumber white people soon.
One group that was not invited to the table was Black Lives Matter, who continue to complain that Biden is ignoring them.
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Here are some of the YouTube comments in response to the leaked audio:
"I don't think a lot of people realize how racist Joe Biden is. It's impossible for him to talk 'to' black people, he's always talked 'at' us."
"Biden has a tone of SCOLDING them as though he was expecting nothing but praise. I thought the point of the meeting was to SPEAK about the issues."
"Omg. You can't have a conversation with the guy. Nothing will get done. He's defensive because he knows he's not on the side of the working class."
"Biden is commit to raising up dozens of already affluent black people, while continuing the tradition of screwing over millions of poor black people."
"This is embarrassing. He's speaking to ppl as though they are children."