Former Vice President Joe Biden has been attempting to ingratiate himself with protesters and rioters demonstrating against the police over the last week. Donald Trump didn’t hesitate to expose Biden’s record of failing the black community over his many decades in public service.
“The African American population was treated very badly by Biden,” Trump told former press secretary Sean Spicer, now a host for Newsmax TV. “He didn’t know it and he doesn’t know it now honestly, because I don’t think he knows where he is.”
“I heard Biden talking about systemic racism in the police department today,” Trump continued. “He’s been there for 43 years – he was there eight years as vice president … I will tell you he had plenty of time, why wouldn’t he do this?”
Joe Biden is getting a pass from the woke left by virtue signaling about protesters and police violence while on the campaign trail, but the Trump campaign is not likely to let that slide for long.
Biden faced criticism early on in the primary from his Democratic challengers over the role he played in approving the controversial 1994 Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act. He admitted after being repeatedly called out for it that the bill was a “big mistake” that “trapped an entire generation”
Conversely, under the Trump administration, black Americans have thrived due to Trump’s prioritization of economic recovery, job creation, and other issues facing the black community. Even CNN was forced to admit in September of 2019 that the unemployment rate amongst African Americans had reached an all-time low.
“As jobs continue to be created, those who were still looking for work, those like minorities with historically higher rates of unemployment, are the ones in position to take advantage of those opportunities,” Valerie Wilson, director of the program on race, ethnicity and the economy for the Economic Policy Institute said at the time.