Great. Joe Biden needs to be attacked for his racist policies and statements. In 2016 President Trump received just 8 percent of the Black vote. All he needs to do is get that number to 12 percent in 2020 to solidify his re-election. #Blexit!
It’s a reminder that Biden thinks he owns the Black vote and that he can dictate what Black people do.#YouAintBlack
— Brad Parscale (@parscale) May 23, 2020
Team Trump plans $1M ad blitz after Biden’s ‘you ain’t black’ stumble
By Politico, May 23, 2020
Donald Trump’s reelection campaign is launching a $1 million digital ad blitz aimed at capitalizing on Joe Biden’s inflammatory remark that African American voters “ain’t black” if they’re considering voting for the president.
The Trump campaign is planning to run a video montage highlighting Biden’s Friday morning comment on “The Breakfast Club,” a popular black radio program. It will also air an ad focusing on Biden’s support for the 1994 crime bill which, the spot says, resulted in mass incarceration and “destroyed millions of black lives.”
Biden set off a firestorm Friday morning when he told the program’s co-host, Charlamagne tha God, that “if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.”
The former vice president later apologized during a call with black community leaders, saying that “perhaps I was much too cavalier.”
“I know that the comments have come off like I was taking the African American vote for granted. But nothing could be further for the truth. I’ve never ever done that and I’ve earned it every time I’ve run,” he added.
The Trump reelection effort immediately moved to take advantage of Biden’s remark. The campaign hosted a press call with adviser Katrina Pierson and South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, began selling a “#YouAintBlack” t-shirt, and launched a website highlighting Biden’s comments.
Late Friday, the campaign started its advertising blitz. The “You ain’t black” montage is slated to run nationally, while the spot focused on the crime bill will air in swing states. The ads will appear on an array of platforms, including Instagram, Facebook, and Google.
The Trump campaign has been aggressively courting black voters for months. The president received just 8 percent of the black vote in 2016, though his advisers contend that even a small uptick in African American support could be enough to tilt the balance in swing states. The reelection effort has run ads in black community newspapers and signed leases to open up retail stores in African American neighborhoods.
In February, the campaign spent millions of dollars on a Super Bowl commercial drawing attention to Trump’s work on criminal justice reform. The TV spot told the story of Alice Johnson, a black woman whose lifetime sentence for a nonviolent drug offense was commuted by the president.
Joe Biden's racist and dehumanizing remarks about Black Americans proves that he doesn't believe Black men and women are capable of being independent or free thinking. He doesn't deserve the vote of Black Americans.
Posted by Team Trump on Friday, May 22, 2020
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