President Trump’s 2020 marketing campaign has rapidly created a brand new web site as a part of efforts to capitalize on an argument that has engulfed Democratic rival Joe Biden — after the previous vp mentioned that black Americans who’ve a tough time “figuring out” whether or not to help him or Trump “ain’t black.”
Biden made the remarks in an interview Friday morning with “The Breakfast Club,” a nationally broadcast morning speak present common with black listeners. After host Charlamagne tha God mentioned he had “extra questions” for him earlier than November, Biden defended his document with on points affecting black Americans.
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“I tell you, if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black,” he mentioned.
Biden walked again the remarks the identical day, later saying: “I shouldn’t have been so cavalier.”
“I should not have been such a clever man,” Biden mentioned. “… No one ought to must vote for any celebration, primarily based on their race or faith or background.”
But the remarks drew swift criticism from throughout the political spectrum, specifically from the Trump marketing campaign — which sought to focus on the remarks.
Within hours it created www.youaintblack.com. The web site, with the brand “Black Voices for Trump 2020,” quotes the remarks in large lettering, and features a video that repeats Biden remarks with the phrase “racist” over his face and a number that supporters are encouraged to text “Woke.”
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“It’s a reminder that Biden thinks he owns the Black vote and that he can dictate what Black people do,” Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale tweeted.
The website also includes a link not only to various social media sites for “Black Voices for Trump” but additionally a hyperlink to the Trump retailer, the place supporters can now purchase “#YouAintBlack” T-shirts.
“Joe Biden actually told Black Americans they ‘AIN’T BLACK’ if they support President Donald J. Trump!” the web site says. “Sport this shirt and make sure NO ONE forgets the words #YouAintBlack came out of Joe Biden’s mouth!”
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Politico reported that Trump’s marketing campaign is planning on spending $1 million on an advert blitz to capitalize on the comment, with a video montage highlighting the remark, in addition to an advert specializing in Biden’s help for the 1994 crime invoice, which it can say “destroyed millions of black lives.”
Fox News’ Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report.