" "Trump Campaign Releases "#YouAintBlack" Merch Following Biden Controversy

Cheryl Sanders
May 24, 2020

Tim Scott chastised Biden's words as "the most arrogant, outrageous comment that I've heard in a very long time", but also said he was unsurprised, given Biden's hand in crafting the 1994 crime bill as a DE senator leading the Judiciary Committee.

Before the apology, the Trump campaign organised a conference call with reporters where U.S. senator Tim Scott, who is black, said Mr Biden's comments were "arrogant and demeaning" and "negative race-baiting rhetoric".

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Republican Tim Scott Calls Joe Biden's 'You Ain't Black' Remark 'Demeaning' and 'Race-Baiting'

However, Biden adviser Symone D. Sanders tweeted: "The comments made at the end of the Breakfast Club interview were in jest, but let's be clear about what the VP was saying: he was making the distinction that he would put his record with the African American community up against Trump's any day".

"White liberal elitists have continuously dictated which black Americans are allowed to come to the table and have a voice", said Katrina Pierson, a senior adviser to the Trump campaign.

I've been fighting against this notion that you're not black enough unless you think a certain way, you vote a certain way, you speak a certain way, you do certain things, my whole life.

Biden has been campaigning from his basement during the coronavirus pandemic.

Biden's comments immediately attracted a lot of criticism on social media and the Trump campaign and other leading figures jumped on the gaffe.

Any educated civil person with basic morals and ethics should and would recoil in disgust from Trump, and part of me just hopes that simple decency defeated at the ballot box... "We've never had so many African American jobs ever in the history of our country, by far".

"I'm starting to think you guys are calling the same 1,000 people who said Hillary Clinton was going to win by ten points in 2016", said Harrington, getting the gist if not the details right.

Meanwhile, Pastor Darrell Scott has called President Trump the most pro-black president in his lifetime. What she said left the panel momentarily speechless.

Mr Biden has vehemently denied her claims, and multiple current and former Biden staffers have said they have no recollection of such an incident.

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