Biden, Trump Ratchet Up Appeals to Black Voters – EVOL

President Trump courts this historically significant Democratic voting bloc while President Biden labors to stem the loss of support.

President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump are making overt appeals to black voters in an election cycle where political loyalties are shifting, and the race may be won or lost by small margins in a handful of battleground states.

One measure of the candidate’s urgency is the early vitriol in campaign advertising, with each accusing the other of racism.

The Republican National Committee (RNC) on May 17 released a video compilation of remarks by President Biden dating back years that appear racist. The Biden campaign struck back within days, releasing a pair of videos accusing President Trump of being racist.

Janiyah Thomas, black media director for the Trump campaign, said the Biden videos were an attempt to gaslight black voters. “The bottom line is Black voters are abandoning Biden and moving towards President Trump,” Ms. Thomas said in a statement.

The statement likely referred to a slew of polls over several months showing that President Trump is gaining support among African Americans, especially men.

Among the most recent polls, a series from The New York Times, Siena College, and The Philadelphia Inquirer show



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