This is so low.
In a recent interview with NBC, Representative Cedric Richmond (D-LA) outrageously claimed that President Trump didn’t care about the deaths of black men.
According to Breitbart, after being asked about Trump’s attempt to gain more black voters, Richmond responded, “Donald Trump very effectively in 2016 raised the question to Black men, ‘What do you have to lose?’ I think now Black men see clearly what they have to lose, they can get killed and the president won’t say a word. Won’t utter Jacob Blake’s name, will not talk about police reform.”
He then said, “You look at unemployment, Black unemployment is twice that of white unemployment. The fact that almost 40 percent of Black businesses will not survive this COVID-19 incompetent response — Black men see that.”
Adding, “So whether it’s about mass incarceration, economic opportunity, homeownership, college affordability, increasing education funding, all of those things. So we’re going to go where Black men are, and we’re talking to Black men about their issues, but I think they see clearly what it is they have to lose now.”
You can watch a clip of Richmond’s comments here.
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