Trump blasts Biden for comments about Black community

Former Vice President Joe Biden made comments suggesting the Black community lacks diversity of thought and President Trump fired back that he “disparaged” the community.
2:07 | 08/06/20

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Now, to the race for 2020. Joe Biden facing backlash for appearing to suggest most African-Americans are uniform in their views. President trump seizing on that comment, turning it into a new attack. The Biden campaign responding late today. Here's ABC's Mary Bruce. Reporter: It was a chance for Joe Biden to further his ties with the black and hispanic communities. But in a discussion over immigration, the former vice president seemed to suggest the black community lacks diversity of thought. What you all know but most people don't know, unlike the African-American community with notable exceptions, the Latino community is incredibly diverse community, with incredibly different attitudes about different things. Reporter: The president pounced. Joe Biden this morning totally disparaged and insulted the black community. What he said is incredible and I don't know what's going on with him. Reporter: Biden's campaign insists he was not suggesting the black community is a monolith, but rather was "Referring to diversity of attitudes among Latinos" when it comes to immigration. Late today, Biden tried to clarify. We can build a new administration that reflects the full diversity of our nation. The full diversity of Latino communities. And when I mean full diversity, unlike the African-American community and many other communities, you're from everywhere. From Europe, from the tip of South America, all the way to our border and Mexico, and in the caribbean. Reporter: The president has a long history of racially charged and die vicive remarks. Trump recently tweeting a video of a man shouting the racist phrase white power and calling black lives matter a, quote, symbol of hate. Okay, the president today also unleashing a new line of attack, Mary, on Joe Biden, going after his religion? Reporter: Tom, the president said that Biden, a devout catholic, is, quote, against god. Biden's team was quick to slam that as hypocritical, saying, quote, Biden's faith is at the core of who he is, he's lived it with dignity his entire life. Tom? Mary Bruce with the back and forth tonight. Mary, thank you.

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