During interview, Biden suggests Latino community is diverse, Black community is not

Biden's comment came one day after his unusual response on whether he would submit to a cognitive function test

Updated: August 7, 2020 - 11:04am

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Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden implied Thursday that African-Americans think uniformly, while Hispanics Americans do not.

"Unlike the African American community, with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community with incredibly different attitudes about different things," Biden said interview that aired at the National Association of Black Journalists and National Association of Hispanic Journalists convention.

The Trump campaign's social media page was quick to jump on the statement, tweeting "Uhh ... did Joe Biden just say that Black people are all the same?"

Biden, a former senator and vice president, was responding to a question from NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro about whether, should he be elected president, he would re-engage with Cuba — an issue that many Cuban-American voters in Florida think is important.

"You go to Florida, you find a very different attitude about immigration in certain places than you do when you're in Arizona, so it's a very diverse community," Biden also said. 

On Wednesday, Biden said he would not submit to a cognitive test, amid speculation that his mental sharpness may be in decline. 

"Why the hell would I take a test?" snapped Biden, when asked by CBS's Errol Barnett about the subject. "Come on, man. That's like saying you, before you got on this program, you take a test where you're taking cocaine or not. What do you think? Huh? Are you a junkie?"

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