Joy Reid: Trump Won Because He Promised 'White Voters' He Would 'Get Rid of These Brown Immigrants'

Posted: May 26, 2020 11:45 AM
Joy Reid: Trump Won Because He Promised 'White Voters' He Would 'Get Rid of These Brown Immigrants'

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MSNBC host Joy-Ann Reid said one of the reasons why Donald Trump was able to win the presidency in 2016 was because of his hard stance on immigration, which included a promise to "get rid of these brown immigrants."

Reid was discussing with her panel on Saturday presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's comment where he said if black Americans decide to vote for Trump instead of him, then "you ain't black."

"Black voters vote for Democrats in overwhelming numbers and then the Democratic Party and Democratic candidates they take [that] for granted. They build it into their number plan that they are already going to get those votes and so there isn't necessarily an urgency to offer something," Reid said.

"Overwhelmingly, white voters vote for Republicans, but they still make them an offer. They're like, 'Well, this is what I'm going to do,' Donald Trump was very clear, 'This is what I'm going to do for you. I'm going to get rid of these brown immigrants.' And so there is a disconnect between those two parties," she added.

Biden faced intense backlash for his comments and has apologized. Charlamagne tha God, who conducted the interview when Biden made the remark, said on Sunday Democrats need to do more than apologize for their words.

"That's why I don't even care about their words and their lip service and the apology is cool but the best apology is actually a black agenda," he said. "They gotta make some real policy commitments to black people."

He pointed to how African-Americans are "overrepresented" in areas such as "welfare, poverty, unemployment, homelessness, drug addiction, crime, coronavirus."