Steve Guest – RNC Rapid Response Director

No speech will hide Joe Biden’s nearly 5-decade long record of bigoted comments and policies that have disproportionately hurt the black community.

The speech Biden gave today in Philadelphia only serves to increase division in the country and it’s a reminder that Biden is incapable of rising to the moment.

As President Trump said yesterday, “America needs creation, not destruction, cooperation, not contempt, security, not anarchy, healing the hatred, justice, not chaos.”

Yet Biden’s record does not bring healing to our country:

·         In the 70s, Biden worried that de-segregation would cause his children to grow up “in a racial jungle.”

·         In the 80s, Biden boasted about receiving an award from George Wallace and said Delaware was on the South’s side in the Civil War.

·         In the 90s, Biden was on “the front line” of advocating for policies that led to mass incarceration and referred to black youths as “predators.”

·         In the 00’s Biden fanned racial tensions by saying Republicans were going to put African Americans “back in chains.”

·         And less than two weeks ago, Biden insinuated that black people couldn’t think for themselves when he said, “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.”

Even fellow Democrats know that Biden was the “architect” of a “failed criminal justice system” and that he is “not the right person to fix it.”

Reminder: The contrast between President Trump and Biden could not be more clear. It took two days for Biden to call for an end to the violence while his campaign was in effect endorsing anarchy by paying the bail of rioters. In stark contrast, President Trump has made multiple comments in support of peaceful protesters and his campaign staffers are donating to help a Minneapolis firefighter rebuild his bar that was destroyed by rioters.

Bottom Line: President Trump is fully committed to the rule of law and for justice to be served for George Floyd and his family.