Trump says, ‘I’m the least racist individual on this room’
President Trump tore into Democratic challenger’s Joe Biden’s file on race throughout their debate on Thursday night time — and declared, “I’m the least racist individual on this room.”
The president slammed the 1994 crime invoice that Biden championed, which “put tens of hundreds of black males, principally, in jail” — whereas touting his administration’s achievements on felony justice reform.
“Your crime invoice, the super-predators,” Trump mentioned. “No person has accomplished extra for the Black group than Donald Trump. And if you happen to look, except for Abraham Lincoln… no one has accomplished what I’ve accomplished.
“When you needed to see the arms I needed to twist to get that accomplished,” Trump mentioned about his signing of felony justice reform legislation.
He additionally trumpeted his assist for traditionally black schools and universities and his creation of alternative zones.
Biden admitted his assist for the invoice was a “mistake.” He then responded by itemizing Trump’s earlier feedback on gangs and his calling for the demise penalty of the Central Park 5, who spent years in jail after being falsely convicted of raping a lady in 1989.
“It is a man, whether or not Central Park 5, 5 harmless Black children, he continued to push for ensuring they bought the demise penalty. None of them had been responsible of the crimes that had been urged,” Biden mentioned.
The previous vice chairman charged that Trump “pours gasoline on each single racist hearth.”
Requested about his feedback bashing the Black Lives Matter motion, the president mentioned that the primary time he encountered the protesters they made “horrible” statements about police.
“I feel I’ve nice relationships with all folks,” he added. “I’m the least racist individual on this room.”