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Biden lost top fundraiser days after segregationist comments: report

Presidential hopeful Joe Bidens racial gaffes are now costing him money — the Dem frontrunner lost a..

By Sunday Herald Team , in US Politics , at June 29, 2019

Presidential hopeful Joe Bidens racial gaffes are now costing him money — the Dem frontrunner lost a top fundraiser just two days after he made controversial comments about his time working with known segregationist senators, according to a report.

San Francisco lawyer, Tom McInerney, who also raised funds for President Barack Obamas first White House run, told CNBC on Friday that he left Bidens campaign on June 20.

The move followed remarks made by Biden at a June 18 fundraiser, where he detailed his working relationship with Democratic Sens. James Eastland and Herman Talmadge — known segregationists – in the 1970s.

“I was in a caucus with James O. Eastland,” Biden said, before imitating a Southern accent and claiming that the senator “never called me boy,” which is considered a derogatory term used against black men.

The statement drew immediate ire from several lawmakers, including fellow presidential candidate Sen. Corey Booker, who seethed in a statement, “You dont joke about calling black men boys.”

The comments were also a talking point in

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