On Monday, users on Twitter slammed President Donald Trump after he claimed that he is more progressive than 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden.
In an attempt to positively pit himself against Biden, Trump claimed that he was the better candidate for African American voters because he approved of the 2018 criminal justice reform bill, while Biden helped pass the 1994 crime act.
However, people reminded Trump of his dark past and noted that at one point Trump didn't even allow African Americans into his hotels. He has also been associated with exploiting and threatening the five young minority men involved in the Central Park 5 case.
Read the reactions below:
@realDonaldTrump mister president sir I have a question: have you apologized for calling for the executions of five innocent black teenagers— Jeff Tiedrich (@Jeff Tiedrich)1558992038.0
@realDonaldTrump Sorry, did you just criticise somebody for bad behaviour? HaHaHaHaHaHaHaHa!— Nationwide (@Nationwide)1558992107.0
@realDonaldTrump Like the time he called for those Black Teenagers to be executed… https://t.co/NUnZKpm7Rk— Ryan Hill (@Ryan Hill)1558991500.0
@realDonaldTrump Donald Trump Loves "the blacks” pt 4 That time he spent 5 years questioning the citizenship of th… https://t.co/xyufKWs9v9— Ryan Hill (@Ryan Hill)1558991638.0
@realDonaldTrump Take many seats. https://t.co/bNm2IWAzmy— eddie edge.🌹 (@eddie edge.🌹)1558991657.0
@adasomg @realDonaldTrump Thousands of kids have been stolen from their parents with no plan in place to reunite th… https://t.co/dkvBQpX07Y— Gregay (@Gregay)1558991971.0
@realDonaldTrump Trump's dark period in American history is 2016 -— Untucked with Jeremy Newberger (@Untucked with Jeremy Newberger)1558991917.0
@realDonaldTrump I'm not so sure black people are gonna be "ble" to vote for you either. They tend to hate White Nationalists.— Untucked with Jeremy Newberger (@Untucked with Jeremy Newberger)1558992007.0
@realDonaldTrump U feel threatened by him— Donald Shawver Jr (@Donald Shawver Jr)1558992028.0
What is hypocrisy? The guy who called for the lynching of 5 Black teens & still won’t accept their exonerations, ur… https://t.co/pGdxhCatrt— Scott Hechinger (@Scott Hechinger)1558992384.0