Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden isn’t being upfront with Americans about who’s backing his campaign.
After publicly condemning controversial leftist activist Linda Sarsour’s anti-Semitic views, Biden team members have privately apologized, according to a report.
Biden denounces Sarsour …
Sarsour was formerly a lead organizer of the leftist Women’s March, but was kicked out of the group over her allegedly anti-Semitic views and her support of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement. The pro-Palestine activist remains influential with the radical left, however.
In a statement last week, Biden essentially called Sarsour an anti-Semite after she appeared at the Democratic National Convention, where she helped with Muslim outreach.
“Joe Biden has been a strong supporter of Israel and a vehement opponent of anti-Semitism his entire life, and he obviously condemns her views and opposes BDS, as does the Democratic platform … She has no role in the Biden campaign whatsoever,” said campaign spokesperson Andrew Bates.
The Biden campaign didn’t bother to explain what a putative anti-Semite was doing at the convention in the first place, but things got more confusing when his campaign backtracked, apparently fearful of losing support from Muslims.
… campaign apologizes privately
In a leaked private phone call with dozens of Arab and Muslim activists, Biden campaign members tried to make amends, Middle East Eye reported.
“I am sorry that that happened. And I hope that whatever trust was broken, that this conversation is one small step to help build back the trust, but that is not the last time we have this conversation,” said Ashley Allison, Biden’s national coalitions director.
Biden foreign policy adviser Tony Blinken apologized for causing “hurt and disappointment,” while adviser Symone Sanders said the campaign’s response was an “egregious misstep.”
Meanwhile, as the Biden campaign bends over backward to appease Sarsour, she is making the most of the situation with thinly veiled threats. “The Democratic Party needs me and the communities that I come from more than we need them,” she bragged to Al Jazeera.
Not only is Biden a two-faced liar, he’s apparently a pandering loser who needs to dance like a monkey to keep the fringe satisfied.
It’s just one example of how Biden is in thrall to the radical left. How can Americans trust this man to govern with sincerity?