President Donald Trump ripped Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and made an appeal directly to the Black community on the eve of election day, writing on Twitter in part Monday, “To every black American: I am asking for your vote.”
In 2016, Donald Trump got a lower share of the white vote than the previous Republican nominee, Mitt Romney, and white turnout was stagnant as compared to 2012. Trump was able to win nonetheless because he got a higher share of Black and Hispanic voters than his predecessor — up roughly 3 percentage points with African Americans and 2 percentage points with Hispanics — helping tilt pivotal races in states such as Wisconsin, Ohio, Florida and Pennsylvania toward Trump, NBC News reported.
Going into Election Day in 2020, Trump seems poised to do even better with minority voters. His gains in the polling have been highly consistent and broad-based among Blacks and Hispanics — with male voters and female voters, the young and the old, educated and uneducated. Overall, Trump is polling about 10 percentage points higher with African Americans than he did in 2016, and 14 percentage points higher with Hispanics, as reported by NBC News.
President Trump took to Twitter to say: “For 47 years, Joe Biden viciously attacked Black Americans. He called young black men ‘super predators'”.
As a senator in 1993, Biden supported a criminal justice bill that eventually became known as the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994. In a Nov. 18, 1993, Senate floor speech pushing for the bill, Biden spoke about doing something for young people who did not have supervision or structure and who did not have opportunities. He said the country needed to focus on them, because otherwise, a portion of them would “become the predators 15 years from now”, Politifact reported.
“To every Black American: I am asking for your vote,” the Commander in Chief expressed. “This is your one and only chance to show Sleepy Joe what you think of his decision to attack you, jail you, and betray you!” Continued Below
President Donald Trump’s official tweet:
Joe Biden’s remarks in 1993:
Under President Donald J. Trump’s leadership, the Commander in Chief has delivered historic opportunity and prosperity for Black Americans.
African American unemployment fell to a record low, the poverty rate for African Americans reached the lowest level ever, and 8,764 communities across the country have been designated as Opportunity Zones. President Trump signed historic bipartisan criminal justice reform that made our justice system fairer; the First Step Act, and he signed legislation increasing Federal funding to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) programs by more than 14 percent, as reported by The White House. Continued Below
In September, President Trump released the Platinum Plan for Black Americans, which will uplift Black communities across the country through a $500 billion investment.
His plan will increase access to capital, fuel Black owned businesses, cut taxes, increase education opportunities, lower the cost of healthcare, further criminal justice reform, make Juneteenth a National Holiday, prosecute the KKK and ANTIFA as terrorist organizations, and make lynching a national hate crime.