PoliticsWednesday 05.22.24

“Why do y'all need us to say this?”: Charlamagne tha God pushes back on “The View” asking why he hasn't endorsed Biden.

Radio host and comedian Charlamagne tha God on Wednesday pushed back on “The View” co-hosts asking why he had not endorsed Joe Biden for president.

During an interview on “The View,” Charlamagne rejected the idea that he needs to make an explicit statement backing Biden in 2024, saying he has already covered the concerns about Donald Trump’s autocratic desires and tendencies.

“Why do y'all need us to say this, if we don't feel comfortable saying it?” Charlamagne said to the show’s co-hosts. “If I’m sitting here telling my listeners that, you have somebody out there who is a threat to democracy; you have somebody out there who said they want to suspend the Constitution, to overthrow the results of an election. … There’s only two candidates out there. So, if I'm saying that about this individual, the choice is clear, right? And I’ve seen y’all do this on ‘The View’ before.”

“It's not that we need you to say it,” “The View” co-host Whoopi Goldberg said. “I think other folks need to hear. … Getting facts out through the media has been very — seems to be very difficult.”

“I feel like I just spewed some facts,” Charlamagne responded.

“Yes, but we need you to do it on your show,” Goldberg said.

“The reality is, I think both candidates are trash,” Charlamagne said. “But I am going to vote in November, and I'm going to vote my best interest, and I'm going to vote who I think can preserve democracy.”

“If I think both candidates are trash and I don't feel like, you know, endorsing one, would you rather me endorse an individual, or endorse the fact that, hey, we need to go out here and protect democracy?” he added.

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