Presumptive Democrat presidential nominee former Vice President Joe Biden smeared President Trump as the first ‘racist’ president. Biden made the remarks in a virtual town hall sponsored by the SEIU. Biden has a history of smearing Republicans as racists, telling Black voters in 2012 about Mitt Romney and Republicans, “They’re going to put y’all back in chains.”
“Biden on Trump blaming China: “No Republican president has done this. No Democratic president. We’ve had racists, and they’ve existed, they’ve tried to get elected president. He’s the first one that has. And the way he pits people against one another is all designed to divide.”
The Trump campaign’s Katrina Pierson issued a blistering statement calling out Biden’s history on race:
“This is an insult to the intelligence of Black voters and is really rich coming from a guy who proudly befriended segregationists, touted an award from George Wallace, honored a former Exalted Cyclops of the Ku Klux Klan, worried his kids would grow up in a ‘racial jungle,’ marveled that Barack Obama was ‘articulate’ and ‘clean,’ bragged about being from a slave state, and repeatedly used the n-word.
“President Trump loves all people, works hard to empower all Americans, and is supported by more Black voters than any Republican presidential candidate in modern history. No one should take lectures on racial justice from Joe Biden.”
– Katrina Pierson, Trump 2020 Senior Advisor
Unmentioned in the statement is Biden telling African-Americans, “You ain’t Black” if they support President Trump over him in the November election.
UPDATE: President Trump responded to Biden at Wednesday’s press briefing: