Democratic candidate in the US Presidential election, Joe Biden says any African American who considers voting for President Donald Trump over him is not fit to be called an African
Mr Biden made the remark in an interview with a prominent black radio host, Charlamagne Tha God, about his outreach to black voters.
Mr Biden later expressed regret for the comment.
The black vote has been key to the Biden candidacy.
Mr Biden, 77, stressed his longstanding ties to the black community, noting his overwhelming win this year in South Carolina’s presidential primary, a state where the Democratic electorate is more than 60% African American.