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Joe Biden Continues to Pander: This Time It’s the Haitian-American Community

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Posted: Oct 19, 2020 6:32 PM
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Joe Biden Continues to Pander: This Time It’s the Haitian-American Community

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Joe Biden’s recent eight minute and 46 second speech while visiting the Haitian American community showed that it was just another last-minute attempt at pandering for minority votes.

For 47 years as an elite Washington, D.C. insider he has no substantial record of support for this community he is pretending to now care about. We are a significant voting bloc in Florida but the Haitian American community will not fall for it.  

Joe Biden is the walking embodiment of the betrayal, manipulation, misused and abused, empty promises of the Democratic Party towards communities of color. The globalist agenda of Joe Biden has hurt Haitian American workers.

If he cared to impress Haitian Americans he should have stood up and been a leader for us eight years ago when he was vice president to the first black president, who never visited or tried to understand the deep issues of the First Black Republic. If he has been such a great leader, has such command of world affairs, and such a strong record of standing up for forgotten communities, why has he been MIA for Haitian Americans only appears when it comes time for us to cast our votes when he is running for president?

This critical move to meet with the Haitian American community came in 2016 when I helped arrange then-candidate Donald J. Trump's visit to the community. He was not a career politician; he had not spent years in the Senate having time to weigh in and know about our community. Donald Trump was open, receptive and eager to learn and listen.

A Biden-Harris administration would seek to undo almost every major accomplishment made by President Trump. I call such damage to our community "Burden, Yup Joe Burden" Ayisyen nou pap pran tikèt sa!

Then-Senator Joe Biden stated, "If Haiti just quietly sank into the Caribbean...it wouldn't matter a lot to our interest…" Maybe the media will call that a gaffe, or just ignore it. Fast forward to Joe Biden on the campaign trail telling young Haitian American female dancers, “I want to see you dancing when you’re 4 years old.” That is not a gaffe. It is just gross.

Joe Biden is a bigot who does not care to change, listen or learn. He continues to insult the Black community. But this is nothing new. Some have been reporting on Biden’s long history of racism but by-and-large, the mainstream media has continued to cover for him so the voters, especially voters of color, do not know the truth.

Kamala Harris is no better. She is just like Biden and has a record of incarcerating Black Americans just like Biden and his family did with the disastrous 1994 Crime Bill.

As a Haitian American, I urge my community to look at the candidate’s actions over their rhetoric. I, myself, have worked on TPS extension and will keep working with the Trump administration on behalf of TPS Holders. We understand what is at stake,

Now is the time to organize and vote our values because our families, our communities, our businesses, our wallets, our futures truly depend on it.

Joe Biden thinks the Black community lacks diversity in all forms. The fact that there is a Haitian American community shows that we are diverse. He's just a constant insult to our intelligence. Our skin color is all he sees and then he will drop us after the election just like Democrats always do.

I know Haitians are not all Democrats. We are all Haitian-Americans with conservative values who decide on faith, family, freedom, and free enterprise. Imagine the America we would leave for our children by voting for Biden-Harris. They are against school choice and charter schools, they will raise taxes, reinstate unfair trade deals, and be more focused on improving the economy and jobs for citizens in Lu’an and not Little Haiti.  

Learn more about President Trump’s Platinum Plan, join Haitians For Trump, and find out the truth about how our President will continue to preserve our families, our jobs, our nation. I know because he has a record of results to show for it.

Madgie Nicolas, is proud Haitian American entrepreneur who serves on the Black Voices for Trump Advisory Board.