“The View” co-host Meghan McCain asked Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) what he would say to black men thinking of voting for President Donald Trump.
The South Carolina Democrat appeared on the ABC talk show to discuss Joe Biden’s recent “you ain’t black” remarks about black Trump supporters, and McCain asked the lawmaker what he would say to win over those voters.
“In 2016, 16 percent of college-educated black men voted for President Trump, and it seems like in 2020 his campaign is trying to focus on increasing that number,” McCain said. “What would you say of those men who think that Trump is more in line with his views on the economy, business, growth and religion?”
Clyburn said the choice should be clear.
“I would ask him to take a hard look at the record,” Clyburn said. “There was a question asked by President Trump last time — what have you got to lose? All I would say is look back over the last three and a half years, almost four, and take a little calculation of what you have lost. What have you lost since the last election, and that will answer the question for you — and if you want to keep losing and that’s what you want to see going forward, then keep voting that way.”
Clyburn said the coronavirus pandemic had exposed the inequalities he’d worked to correct, and he said the U.S. was in great need of a course correction.
“This is an opportunity for us to restructure things in a more perfect vision,” he said. “That’s what I said, and it got weaponized against me. Leader McConnell went on the floor and called me out by position as having said that. I don’t back away from that. Our health care system needs to be restructured, our educational system needs to be restructured, not everybody is seeing it. Our kids are about to lose a second year of school. Health care, we cannot get rid of this pandemic unless we do something about health care. We’ve got to test, we’ve got to trace, we’ve got to isolate and we’ve got to treat.”
“I would say to these people who voted [for Trump] the last time, think about where you are today, think about where you were back in 2016, and if you want to be same place four years from now, then cast your vote the way you did the last time,” he added.
Trump swamped with mockery for postponing his New Hampshire rally over ‘weather’: ‘Afraid of low turnout again? Sad’
Donald Trump took to Twitter to explain that he has postponed his rally in New Hampshire on Saturday due to bad weather despite reports that the area would be fine by the time the campaign event was scheduled to begin.
According to the president, whose last weather-related controversy ended with him using a Sharpie to alter an official National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration map, "With Tropical Storm Fay heading towards the Great State of New Hampshire this weekend, we are forced to reschedule our Portsmouth, New Hampshire Rally at the Portsmouth International Airport at Pease. Stay safe, we will be there soon! #MAGA2020."
Top Dem attorney mocks GOP chair after her ‘lie’ claiming ‘victory’ in mail-in vote case: ‘You dismissed your lawsuit’
A top attorney who represents the DNC on Friday mocked Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel after she falsely claimed the GOP had scored a "major victory" against California Governor Gavin Newsom.
"Um, I don’t know how to break this to you…but you actually dismissed your lawsuit," Marc Elias, who also had served as general counsel to the Hillary Clinton 2016 presidential campaign, told McDaniel on Twitter.
Elias also suggested her staff might have been "too afraid" to tell her.
Um, I don’t know how to break this to you…but you actually dismissed your lawsuit. 🙄
‘Mad King Trump’ is ignoring the COVID-19 crisis and ‘a lot more Americans are going to die’: Paul Krugman
In an uncharacteristically blunt column for the New York Times, Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman declared President Trump "Mad King Donald" and said his refusal to take the coronavirus pandemic seriously will only lead to more needless deaths for at least the next six months.
Admitting that he feels like Americans, including himself, are trapped on the Titanic he described the president as "a madman who insists on steering straight for the iceberg" and those around him as being too fearful to take the wheel and avert disaster.