Cornel West calls out Biden’s past ‘connections’ to segregationists, says Trump also flawed on racial issues

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Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Cornel West told Fox News on Monday that his third-party bid is as “serious as a heart attack” and doubled down on comments he made drawing into question President Biden’s compassion for the Black community.

West also claimed former President Donald Trump also has not been as much of a champion of minorities, but strongly criticized Biden’s past relationships with segregationist Democratic senators.

He invoked Biden’s praise for former Mississippi Sen. John Stennis – namesake of the NASA Space Center near Kiln, Mississippi – as in 2008, Biden reportedly called his fellow Democrat “a hell of a guy.”

More recently, Biden regaled supporters at a 2019 fundraiser of his time working with Stennis’ fellow Mississippian James Eastland and then-Sen. Herman Talmadge, D-Ga., who supported segregation.

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