08.28.2019

Joe Biden took questions from black reporters for 90 minutes. He did not disappoint.

Former Vice President Joe Biden offered his insights on an array of interesting topics during a private, off-the-record sit-down with black journalists. Former Vice President Joe Biden offered his insights on an array of interesting topics during a private, off-the-record sit-down with black journalists. Joshua Lott/Getty Images

Joe Biden’s campaign convened a dozen or so black reporters from major media outlets Tuesday for what was offered as a private, off-the-record sit-down with the Democratic front-runner.

But Biden opened the discussion allowing himself to be quoted. And then he started talking, he talked some more, and before everyone knew it, the former vice president had held forth for 90 minutes. That's an extraordinary amount of time for a major presidential candidate to meet the media in a single sitting.

Donning a blue suit and white shirt with no tie, Biden greeted each reporter and took a question — in some cases, multiple questions — from each one. He then darted off to catch a flight to Richmond, Va., where he was scheduled to hold a fundraiser before heading to South Carolina for a campaign swing on Wednesday.

Biden didn't make big news, but he offered his insights on an array of interesting topics and kept the group's attention during the marathon session. Here are some of the highlights.

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