Charlamagne tha God says he’s sorry he endorsed Joe and Kamala

Talk radio personality Charlamagne tha God now admits that he regrets throwing his clout behind the dream team of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in 2020 and won’t be endorsing them again the second time around.

In another ominous sign for the reelection hopes of the geriatric race-baiter, the host of the nationally syndicated “The Breakfast Club” owned up to his mistake in candid comments made in an interview with Politico that was published on Tuesday.

Charlamagne, whose real name is Lenard Larry McKelvey, is particularly disappointed with the veep, expressing his feelings that he was “burned” over his championing of Harris, the most spectacularly failed diversity hire this side of now-former Harvard President Claudine Gay.

“I’ve learned my lesson from doing that,” he told the outlet. “Once they got in the White House, she … kind of disappeared.”

“When I give people my word like: ‘Yo man, I think we should be supporting Kamala Harris for vice president … because she’s going to hold it down.’ When we say those things and people don’t see her holding it down, that causes issues,” he said, seeming to suggest that he’s unwilling to again mislead his massive black audience about the historic first female of color to be elected vice president.

“I’m voting for Kamala Harris, I’ll tell you that in a heartbeat. I’m not necessarily voting for Joe Biden, I’m voting for Sen. Kamala Harris,” he once said.

“I believe she’s a political change agent, exactly the leader this country needs to lead us in the future. If she’s not, I’ll just be wrong,” the host said in October 2020. “I’m just so tired of old White male leadership in politics.”

He said that he still receives “blowback” over his endorsement of the dismal Democrats.

“‘Damn, you told us to vote for [them].’ Do you know how many people say that to me all the time?” Charlamagne asked.

“He suspects neither Biden nor Harris will make a return to ‘The Breakfast Club’ this cycle,” Politico reported.

Democrats have made memorable appearances on the show where in a cringeworthy 2016 episode, doomed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton whipped out a bottle of hot sauce to pander to the national black audience.

Biden famously told the host that he wasn’t black if he would vote for then-President Donald J. Trump.

“If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black,” the candidate told Charlamagne, drawing strong backlash at the time.

During a 2021 interview with Harris, the veep bristled when asked who the real president of the country was.

“I want to know who the real president of this country is — is it Joe Biden, or Joe Manchin?” Charlamagne asked on his Comedy Central show, “Tha God’s Honest Truth” during the heated battle over Biden’s massive legislative package that was opposed by the moderate West Virginia Dem senator.

“C’mon, Charlamagne,” she said. “No, no, no, no, it’s Joe Biden,” she said in a clearly uncomfortable response.

In a November 2023 interview with CNN’s Chris Wallace, the host explained Trump’s growing appeal with black voters.

“If you have a community who feels like they’ve never been spoken to, you know, by the government, ever. Like American government has, you know, ignored them, not paying them any attention. And let’s just say all of a sudden you start getting checks in the mail one day,” he said. “The stimulus checks — what they call stimis in the hood — for $1,200. And this man’s name is on them — Donald Trump. For the first time in probably forever, you just simply feel seen, and you can talk to your next-door neighbor about actually receiving something from the American government.”

“In 2024, it’s a race between the cowards, the crooks and the couch,” he told Politico of this year’s presidential election, suggesting that he could sit this one out.

Chris Donaldson


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