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Mon May 25, 2020, 03:41 AM

Democratic VP contender Demings slams Trump 'gall' over Biden black voters gaffe

Democratic VP contender Demings slams Trump 'gall' over Biden black voters gaffe

Martin Pengelly in New York

@MartinPengelly
Sun 24 May 2020 13.40 EDT

Val Demings, a Democratic representative from Florida among contenders to be Joe Biden’s presidential running mate, has castigated Donald Trump for having the “gall and nerve” to use a gaffe by Biden as a weapon on the campaign trail.

Biden apologised on Friday, for saying that if African Americans “have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black”.

The remark prompted gleeful tweets from Trump, fierce attacks from supporters of the president and criticism from Biden’s own backers.

“The vice-president shouldn’t have said it,” Demings told CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday.

“But I really think the gall and the nerve of President Trump to try to use this in his campaign, he who has since day one done everything in his power, supported by his enablers, to divide this country, particularly along racial lines …

“Look, let’s talk about race because we definitely need to, we see it in housing, we see it in voting rights, we see it in healthcare, we see it in education. Mr President, let’s do have a serious conversation about race in America and how about working for all people that you are supposed to represent, not just the privileged few.”

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https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/may/24/democratic-vp-contender-val-demings-biden-black-voters-gaffe

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 03:59 AM

1. Look, let's talk about race because we definitely need to, we see it in housing, we see it in voting

Good for Val Demings,

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Mon May 25, 2020, 06:56 AM

2. trumps using it to divide people ,

We all know he's a racists, and this tactic is used to pit one group against another by trump for political reasons. Next.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 09:01 AM

3. Demmings, one tough no nonsense hombre. If Biden can control his thin skinned impulses, he

will reduced the open mouth insert foot gaffs.

For 8 years he stood behind President Obama, older and with more experience, and served his country and President with distinction.

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