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Charlamagne tha God rips Biden for avoiding his radio show, saying he 'owes black people his political life'

Charlamagne tha God rips Biden for avoiding his radio show, saying he 'owes black people his political life'

Charlamagne tha God ripped 2020 Democratic front-runner Joe BidenJoe BidenSuspect in FedEx shooting used two assault rifles he bought legally: police US, China say they are 'committed' to cooperating on climate change DC goes to the dogs — Major and Champ, that is MORE for avoiding his radio show, with the popular black host arguing the former vice president "owes black people his political life" and shouldn't "disrespect" them "by not showing up."

Charlamagne, whose real name is Lenard Larry McKelvey, also told MSNBC's Craig Melvin on Monday that many other current and former 2020 candidates have appeared on the program, including Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersWorld passes 3 million coronavirus deaths Sirota: Biden has not fulfilled campaign promise of combating union-busting tactics Democratic senators call on Biden to support waiving vaccine patents MORE (I-Vt.), Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWorld passes 3 million coronavirus deaths Poll: 56 percent say wealth tax is part of solution to inequality Democratic senators call on Biden to support waiving vaccine patents MORE (D-Mass.), Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisDC goes to the dogs — Major and Champ, that is Florida nurse arrested, accused of threatening to kill Harris Oddsmakers say Harris, not Biden, most likely to win 2024 nomination, election MORE (D-Calif.) and former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegWhite House says gas tax won't be part of infrastructure bill The Hill's 12:30 Report: Biden meets with bipartisan lawmakers for infrastructure negotiations Senate Republicans label Biden infrastructure plan a 'slush fund' MORE.

Melvin asked the radio host why Biden, who has so far received an overwhelming majority of support from black voters in the Democratic primary process, has not come on his nationally syndicated program, "The Breakfast Club," which is based in New York City.

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“I have no idea. It goes back to what I said, Joe Biden owes black people his political life. You know what I’m saying? So don’t disrespect that base by not showing up, especially when, you know, all your other former opponents did," he responded. "But I definitely got it on great authority that a lot of the black surrogates around him don’t want him to come on ‘The Breakfast Club’ for whatever reason.”

“We should point out that we reached out to the Biden campaign for a response to that charge. We haven’t heard back," Melvin noted.

Later in the interview, Charlamagne contended Biden's campaign "would be dead" if not for the endorsement of Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) before the South Carolina primary.

"Black people saved his life the past couple of weeks," the host contended. "His campaign would be dead if it wasn’t for our O.G. Jim ClyburnJames (Jim) Enos ClyburnProgressives put Democrats on defense Bernie Sanders says he disagrees with Tlaib's call for 'no more police' Giffords group unveils gun violence memorial on National Mall MORE in South Carolina endorsing him and all those black voters in the South going out and voting for him. Plus, you were the vice president for the first black president. You, in particular, definitely need a black agenda."

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