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Trump doubles down after being confronted with his claim Biden wants an ‘invasion’ of suburbs

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US President Donald Trump holds a press conference on COVID-19 in the Rose Garden of the White House on March 13, 2020. AFP / SAUL LOEB

At Wednesday’s press conference, President Donald Trump was confronted with his claim that former Vice President Joe Biden would trigger an “invasion” of suburban neighborhoods — widely considered to be a racist dog whistle for affordable housing that will attract more people of color.

“What do you mean by invasion?” the reporter asked.

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“They’re going to open up areas of your neighborhoods — they’re going to destroy suburbia,” insisted Trump. He added that “by the way, 30 percent of the people in suburbia are minorities,” evidently on the defensive from claims that he was appealing to racism.

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