Joe Biden has been accused of making a racist comment after saying that African Americans who vote for Trump "ain't black."
Trump's campaign has issued a statement saying that Biden's comments were "racist and dehumanizing."
In a live radio interview, Biden told the host, "“I tell you if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black."
Can you imagine if President Trump had made similar comments?
It would receive wall-to-wall media coverage and the Democrats would accuse him of racism.
Yet… these comments appear to be receiving neglible attention from the press.
Fortunately, Republicans including Tim Scott are speaking out on the double standard and are holding Biden's feet to the fire.
More details of Biden's race-baiting blunder below:
In the five hours since Biden made his racially-tinged comments, CNN has not mentioned them on the air even once!
Now, black Republican Tim Scott is speaking out on Biden's offensive remarks, according to Newsweek:
U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, the only black Republican in the chamber, accused presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden of "race-baiting" after the former vice president told a radio host that he "ain't black" if he'd vote for President Donald Trump's reelection this fall.
"That is as arrogant and offensive and demeaning as I can imagine in this time we are living," the South Carolina senator told reporters Friday.
Scott, a vocal Trump supporter, called on Democrats to disavow Biden's remarks and tell Biden to stop making inflammatory statements.
"Race-baiting in the 21st century is an ineffective tool to attract one of the most intelligent voting blocks in the nation," he said.
Biden, 77, capped his video interview on the popular The Breakfast Club syndicated morning show by telling host Charlamagne tha God, "If you have a problem figuring out whether you're for me or Trump—then you ain't black!"
The comment has drawn swift backlash, particularly from the Trump campaign and his supporters.
"Only white liberals can get away with saying things like this," Trump campaign adviser Katrina Pierson told reporters in a Friday conference call.
The Biden campaign has defended the remarks as being a joke.
Representatives from Biden's campaign did not respond to Newsweek's request for comment by publication.
However, Biden adviser Symone D. Sanders tweeted: "The comments made at the end of the Breakfast Club interview were in jest, but let's be clear about what the VP was saying: he was making the distinction that he would put his record with the African American community up against Trump's any day. Period."
While many national polls show Biden with a slight edge over Trump, we expect that edge to disappear as Biden makes more gaffes like this one.
He has been hiding in his basement during the entire COVID-19 pandemic.
While President Trump has been busy saving American lives and livelihoods, Biden has resigned himself to livestreaming from his comfy basement.
But as Biden returns to the spotlight, his penchant for making inappropriate comments will once again dominate the national conversation.
Trump has pledged to earn more black votes in 2020 than any previous Republican presidential candidate.
He has invested strategically to reach out to black voters and to make his record known in the black community.
So... according to Joe Biden... are all those Americans no longer black simply because they want to vote for a man who puts American (ALL of America) first?!
Accoring to McClatchy DC, Democrats are worried that young blacks and Latinoes may vote for President Trump:
An overlooked voting bloc is emerging as a potential problem for Democrats: young men of color.
Male African American and Latino voters — particularly those under the age of 35 — are showing a surprising openness to President Donald Trump’s re-election bid, according to interviews with leading Democratic and Republican strategists and a review of polling data.
Driven by a once-strong economy and a greater acceptance of the president’s behavior, their interest is significant enough to alarm Democrats that the overwhelming support they traditionally count on from this group could be diminished in November, with potentially serious consequences in a tight election.
Critically, many Democrats who have done research on this voter group say the concern runs deeper than young minorities simply not turning out in the upcoming election — an issue that plagued Hillary Clinton in 2016 — but casting their ballots for Trump.
“Democrats need to take this seriously,” said Michelle Mayorga, a New Mexico-based pollster who has conducted extensive focus groups with Latino voters. “Democrats can’t take the Hispanic vote for granted.”
Even Republicans who are optimistic about making inroads with these voters caution that a willingness to support Trump in the spring doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll vote for him in the fall, not after a long campaign in which a well-funded Democratic operation could persuade them to rejoin the party.
Republicans are also quick to concede that the coronavirus pandemic has unsettled everything about the 2020 election, including the attitudes of young voters of color, and that even in a best-case scenario for the GOP, the overall improvements they’d make with them would likely be measured in the low single-digits.
But even small gains can have big consequences in battleground states like Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, each of which has a sizable black electorate.
“You’ve seen, especially among men, that there are some demographic splits for President Trump that are more along gender lines than racial lines,” said Mike Shields, a former chief of staff to the Republican National Committee. “There is an opportunity for him to grow his vote.”
The observations from strategists are matched by public polling data. A survey this month from the Pew Research Center found concentrations of undecided voters were highest among African Americans, Hispanics and young people. Data gathered last year by a handful of leading Democratic polling firms found the margin of support for the party was nearly twice as high among young female Puerto Ricans as young male Puerto Ricans in Florida.
And a new study from the Institute of Politics at Harvard University found that many young and male minorities belong to a group it called the “multicultural middle,” where approval of Trump ran far higher than most other young voters.
In the Harvard survey, Trump trailed Joe Biden with “multicultural middle” voters 36% to 51%. By comparison, Trump won just 21% of all nonwhite voters in 2016, according to exit polls.
Democrats and Republicans who have analyzed the data say the relative affinity young male voters of color have for Trump is rooted in both an acceptance of his bellicose persona and an optimism about the economy.
Whether Trump acts in an acceptable way isn’t even in dispute for many men of color, said Mayorga, who said that in many focus groups she’s conducted, even many self-identified male Republican Hispanics will concede that they think the president is a racist.
But she said that for many of these same men, they’re willing to look past the president’s attitude because they think he’s helped build an economy from which they can benefit.
“Their number one concern is that they have a job, help provide for their family,” Mayorga said. “That’s what they’re looking for, and they see opportunity in the Trump economy.”
Mayorga cited polling data her firm helped compile last year as evidence of the stark split between genders in the Latino community: Among rural men in eight battleground states, for example, 64% approved of the Trump economy while 29% disapproved, compared to just 38% approval among rural women while 54% disapproved — a 51-point difference. The gender division among urban and suburban Latinos was less stark, but still evident.
Mayorga added that although many Latinos might not think that the president is trying to directly help their community, he’s not trying to actively block their progress, either.
And for all the harm Trump has done to his image with Latinos, some strategists say his career outside of politics remains a significant positive for some voters.
“Some of the stylistic elements of the president that a lot of people find offputting are not particularly off-putting to some portion of the male minority vote,” said Wes Anderson, a veteran GOP pollster who works for the pro-Trump super PAC America First Action.
“Why would they be responsive to Trump on that message when they have not been responsible to other Republicans on that message for decades?” Anderson added. “The answer is Trump is wrapped in a populism that is appealing of them. Trump is not the establishment. And with the Republican establishment, the trust factor cannot be overcome.”
Anderson pointed to the 2018 Senate race in Florida as proof of the GOP’s opportunity. Republicans Rick Scott effectively split the Latino vote with Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson in that race on his way to victory.
Indeed, there are many indicators like this that suggest Trump's strength is being underestimated (AGAIN) by establishment politicians and media.
First, Republican Mike Garcia became the first Republican to flip a California House seat since 1998, flipping CA-25 just last week.
Then, a Virginia city that voted for Obama twice just voted to throw Democrats out.
Now, it is being revealed that Trump's strength among black and Hispanic men is stronger than many anticipated.
Of course, COVID-19 has thrown a wrench into conventional politics... but then again, Trump was never a conventional politician.
As this campaign fully swings into full gear, we expect Trump to make his case to all Americans (and yes, that includes minority communities) that he is going to be the best choice for them!