‘Biden no longer worthy of the black vote’: Trump pounces on ‘Sleepy Joe’ for controversial diversity statement
“After yesterday’s statement, Sleepy Joe Biden is no longer worthy of the Black Vote!” the president tweeted Friday morning. He referenced the Thursday interview with the presumptive Democratic nominee, where he seemingly said that the Latino community is very diverse “unlike” the African American one.
After yesterday’s statement, Sleepy Joe Biden is no longer worthy of the Black Vote!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 7, 2020
Even earlier on Friday, Trump posted and then deleted a tweet saying that “Sleepy Joe Biden” has “lost the Black Vote,” and that there was “no recovery” from such a political statement.
Both presidential candidates from the two major parties have a history of controversial statements and actions that critics use to accuse them of racism, and discussions on who is less worthy of the black vote were raging on social media on Friday.Thus, Trump’s comments attracted thousands of outraged Democrats, who seemingly tried to pivot to Trump’s own perceived troubles with race relations, calling him the “Racist-in-Chief.”
Says the Racist-in-Chief...— Andy Ostroy (@AndyOstroy) August 7, 2020
The ‘Central Park Five’ incident was frequently brought up as proof of Trump’s alleged racism. In 1989 he bought out newspaper ad space to advocate for the death penalty for five black and Latino teenagers convicted of the brutal rape of a jogger in New York City. The group was later found innocent by the court.
After Trump falsely accused the Central Park 5 of rape and paid the New York Times and three other New York City newspapers to publicly call for their brutal executions, Trump has not been worthy of his freedom and should’ve served their lengthy prison sentences on their behalf.— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) August 7, 2020
US conservatives on the other hand sided with Trump, saying that Biden has not been worthy of the black vote “for years.” They recalled how in May the vice president appeared to have said that African Americans who would vote for Trump over him “are not black.”
Joe Biden hasn’t been worthy of the black vote for years now, President Trump. His entire history with race is sordid and filled with awful statements, terrible policies and a record that rivals some of the worst & most racist leaders in our nation’s history. We won’t be fooled!— Errol Webber For Congress (CA-37) (@ErrolWebber) August 7, 2020
On Thursday Biden himself seemed to have reflected upon his choice of words, tweeting that he did not “mean to suggest that [the] African American community is a monolith.” Many of the thirty thousand commenters to Biden’s tweet seemed eager to point out that he literally“kinda did”.
Earlier today, I made some comments about diversity in the African American and Latino communities that I want to clarify. In no way did I mean to suggest the African American community is a monolith—not by identity, not on issues, not at all.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) August 7, 2020
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