Joe Biden came out swinging yesterday while on the campaign trail saying that President Trump was the country’s “first” racist president. The comments came during a virtual town hall organized by the Service Employees International Union. When a questioner mentioned the president referring to it as the “China virus,” Biden responded by blasting Trump and “his spread of racism.”
Biden also suggested that Trump is using race “as a wedge” to distract from his mishandling of the pandemic. "The way he deals with people based on the color of their skin, their national origin, where they’re from, is absolutely sickening,” Biden said.
At a White House briefing yesterday, Trump responded to a question about Biden’s comments by pointing to his administration’s efforts passing criminal justice reform legislation and expanding opportunity zones, as well as the low unemployment numbers for minority groups before the coronavirus outbreak.
“I’ve done more for Black Americans than anybody with the possible of exception of Abraham Lincoln,” the president said. “Nobody has even been close.”
Source: LA Times