12:16 GMT +318 August 2019
Listen Live
    Symone Sanders speaks onstage at Girlboss Rally NYC 2018 at Knockdown Center on November 18, 2018 in Maspeth, New York

    Twitter Puzzled as Woman Who Blasted 'White People' in DNC Joins Biden Campaign

    © AFP 2019 / JP Yim / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA
    Viral
    Get short URL
    250

    In 2016, Symone Sanders insisted that she wanted “to hear from the millennials and the brown folks” when it comes to the Democratic Party leadership, which apparently did not deter her from siding with the presidential candidate who’s neither a millennial nor brown.

    Symone Sanders, a political strategist and Democrat, has recently joined the campaign staff of former US Vice President Joe Biden who is now seeking to be elected president in 2020, even though a few years ago, she vocally opposed white people running the show in the Democratic Party, The Washington Free Beacon reports.

    As the media outlet points out, Sanders delivered her statement in 2016 in response to the alleged plans of DNC ex-chairman Howard Dean to run for the position again.

    "In my opinion we don't need white people leading the Democratic Party right now. The Democratic Party is diverse, and it should be reflected as so in leadership and throughout the staff at the highest levels. From the vice chairs to the secretaries all the way down to the people working in the offices at the DNC", she said.

    Sanders also added that she wants "to hear more from everybody… from the millennials and the brown folks", with the media outlet pointing out that Joe Biden "is neither brown nor a millennial".

    And though Sanders did remark on Twitter that Biden "won’t always be perfect", news of her new position has resulted in quite a lot of raised eyebrows online as people recalled her previous comments and actions.

    ​On 25 April, Joe Biden formally announced his decision to seek the Democratic Party's nomination for the 2020 US presidential election, sharing this news with the public via social media.

    In response, US President Donald Trump slammed him as “Sleepy Joe” on Twitter, wondering aloud whether the latter has “the intelligence, long in doubt, to wage a successful primary campaign”.

    Related:

    Who's Jo? Biden Logo For 2020 Presidential Campaign Has Netizens Cackling
    Biden vs Trump in 2020 Would be Exceedingly Close Race - Professor
    'Creepy Joe, Obama's Bro': Remembering Biden's Many Memes as He Enters 2020 Race
    Tags:
    reaction, staff, social media, campaign, presidential election, US Democratic Party, Joe Biden, United States
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik