The Hill reports:
President Trump on Wednesday responded to presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s allegation that he’s the “first racist president” by again claiming he’s done more for the Black community than anybody except perhaps former President Abraham Lincoln.
Trump was asked about Biden’s attack during a press briefing ostensibly intended to focus on the coronavirus pandemic. The president responded by highlighting the passage of criminal justice reform and the strength of the economy for minorities prior to the pandemic.
“I’ve done more for Black Americans than anybody, with the possible exception of Abraham Lincoln. Nobody has even been close,” Trump said before turning and leaving the briefing room.
Q: What’s your response to Joe Biden calling you the first racist president?
Trump: We did criminal justice reform, Opportunity Zones and black unemployment was record low. He adds, “I’ve done more for black Americans than anybody with the possible exception of Abraham Lincoln.”
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) July 22, 2020
Pres. Trump: “I’ve done more for Black Americans than anybody, with the possible exception of Abraham Lincoln. Nobody has even been close.”pic.twitter.com/RHLKZTXtzw
— Alex Salvi (@alexsalvinews) July 22, 2020