Biden hits Buttigieg where it hurts: Don’t take ‘overwhelming’ black support for granted

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — New Hampshire voters who waited in the cold to see whether Joe Biden had any fight left in him didn’t return home disappointed.

In a 2020 Democratic presidential primary cycle that has been largely cordial, Biden, 77, debuted a fiery stump speech in Manchester’s Rex Theater in which he excoriated surging Pete Buttigieg for his lack of appeal among black Democrats.

“The only Democrats to win the presidency is where we have overwhelming support from the African American community, and don’t take it for granted,” the former vice president said, looking ahead of Tuesday’s New Hampshire contest to the South Carolina primary on Feb. 29.

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