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.
"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.
How can you work for a man who wrote & voted for anti-busing bills from 1972-the 80s that were designed to stop the desegregation of schools? And a man who abandoned Anita Hill for Clarence Thomas? I guess $ trumps your morals. #NeverBiden's using you & you're letting him.— Bernie Supporter #1 (@teambernie27001) 25 апреля 2019 г.
Purist!— Kris #WASF 🌹 (@KrisK75WASF) 26 апреля 2019 г.
That tweet was a year ago when she was grandstanding for Black women against the white male patriarchy for a CNN paycheck and today she’s grandstanding for a Black woman getting a paycheck from the white male patriarch she was previously grandstanding against.
Why do you keep backing white men over Women and POC? Especially WOC.— Amene (@Ange_Amene) 25 апреля 2019 г.
They're going to trot you out every time he has to answer a question about Anita Hill and groping little girls and women. I hope the paycheck is worth it.— Rara Imler (@islandgoth) 25 апреля 2019 г.
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”.