Donald Trump assures that he is not “racist” because he has many “black friends”

Donald Trump assures that he is not “racist” because he has many “black friends”
Donald Trump assures that he is not “racist” because he has many “black friends”

Donald Trump defends himself as best he can. The Republican candidate for next November’s presidential election defended himself from being “racist” in an interview broadcast on Friday, claiming to have a lot of “black friends.”

“I have so many black friends that if I were racist, they wouldn’t be my friends,” the former president told the Semafor media outlet. “They wouldn’t stay with me for two minutes if they thought I was racist, and I’m not! “, he said.

Donald Trump has more than once suffered volleys of criticism for comments deemed racist, by both Democrats and Republicans, towards African-Americans. At the end of February, he insinuated that his legal troubles made him a more sympathetic candidate with the black electorate.

“A lot of people say that black people like me because they have suffered so much and been discriminated against and they see me as someone who has been discriminated against,” he said.

An attempt to attract black voters

Donald Trump also said about his now famous mug shot: “You know who adopted it more than anyone else? The black population is incredible. » So many comments which have been criticized as unwelcome comparisons between African-Americans and crime. Democratic President Joe Biden, Donald Trump’s rival in the November election, then described these comments as “racist”.

These statements from Donald Trump come at a time when he is trying to obtain more support from black voters, a few months before the presidential election. In 2020, 92% of Black voters supported Joe in the presidential election, according to Forbes.

A poll by USA Today and Suffolk University finds that Black voters are less likely to vote for Biden this time around, with 64% saying they would vote for him in November. The race for the White House promises to be very close between Biden and Trump, with the latter leading Biden by less than a point nationally, according to the RealClearPolitics polling average on Friday.

-

-

PREV NASA has identified the places on Earth that will become uninhabitable by 2050
NEXT that Deadpool reference you probably missed