By Duncan Smith
President Donald Trump ripped into his presumptive Democratic rival, Joe Biden, in an “all caps” tweet Sunday over the latter’s racist “you ain’t black” comment during a Friday interview, an assertion that African-American voters aren’t true to their ethnicity if they don’t vote for him in November.
“I HOPE ALL AFRICAN AMERICANS WILL READ AND STUDY THIS. 100% CORRECT. SLEEPY JOE WILL NEVER GET YOU THERE. HE NEVER HAS IN THE PAST. I WILL & HAVE!!!” the president wrote.
Trump was reacting to a tweet by Ken Farnaso, a Deputy Press Secretary on his campaign.
“Under President Trump’s Administration: criminal justice reform, historic HBCU funding, Opportunity Zones, lowest black unemployment rate in American history,” Farnaso wrote. “Under Joe? Mass incarceration, the crime bill, war on drugs.”
I HOPE ALL AFRICAN AMERICANS WILL READ AND STUDY THIS. 100% CORRECT. SLEEPY JOE WILL NEVER GET YOU THERE. HE NEVER HAS IN THE PAST. I WILL & HAVE!!! https://t.co/j15DLun4KV
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 24, 2020
In addition, Trump shared a tweet from former NFL great Herschel Walker, who also blasted Biden.
“Wow. I just watched former Vice President Joe Biden… Does he not understand that black and brown-skinned people can think for themselves. You don’t determine who we vote for,” Walker wrote.
In addition, the president shared a video featuring Trump campaign senior advisor Katrina Pierson and other black Trump supporters reacting to Biden’s astonishing statement.
WATCH: @KatrinaPierson explains Joe Biden's long pattern of taking Black voters for granted.
"Joe Biden thinks that the Black vote is a joke. This is a pattern of Joe Biden and a pattern of white liberals in general." pic.twitter.com/zTKi6TivnP
— Trump War Room – Text TRUMP to 88022 & get the APP (@TrumpWarRoom) May 23, 2020
Others blasted Biden as well.
This morning, Joe Biden said “If you have a problem figuring out whether you're for me or Trump, then you ain't black."
Listen to this guys SOLID response!! ??
— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) May 22, 2020