Trump v Biden on Race Relations: It’s Not Even Close (Op-ed)

Joe Biden racial jungle

Due to the dialogue on race relations taking center-stage in the presidential election, I thought it would be prudent to compare the two candidates’ records on the issue of civil rights.

As we learned during the Democrat primary process, Joe Biden was a staunch opponent of busing and desegregation.

In fact, the worst debate moment for Biden came when Sen. Kamala Harris, who is now ironically considered to be the top “VP” prospect, delivered a devastating rebuke of his legacy saying,

“It’s personal and was hurtful to hear you talk about two United States senators who built their reputation and career on segregation of race in this country.”

It was her one brilliant moment during her failed presidential run. Harris made the issue deeply personal by telling the audience that she was one of the “little girls” who were among the second class to integrate her public school saying that “she was bused to school every day and that little girl was me.”

Like the twist of a dagger, she looked Biden in the eye and asked, “Do you agree today that you were wrong to oppose busing in America?” Biden did his best to deflect the onslaught.

There are also several quotes that continue to haunt the presidential hopeful including one in which he expresses his fear of his children “growing up in a jungle, a racial jungle.”

Now, let’s take a look at Donald Trump’s record on race relations. Obviously, there is no voting record to look at but there are some indicators from his past and many more from the actions taken during his first term in office.

There are two stories that immediately come to mind which come from two people who personally witnessed the compassion and generosity of Donald Trump long before he became president.

The first was from a black woman who recorded a video explaining that she was homeless before taking shelter in a vacant hotel room in Trump Tower. Once discovered by hotel staff, she expected to be evicted immediately. But that’s not what happened.

In a stunning demonstration of generosity, Donald Trump allowed her to stay rent-free indefinitely and even had room service delivered daily. “Donald Trump is not a racist,” she told the camera.

The other story comes from a familiar name, Judge Joe Brown, who had a television courtroom show. During a radio interview, he tells the story of how a group of black entrepreneurs were seeking a loan for their business. Brown says someone told them to talk to Donald Trump so they did. He loaned them the money and, shockingly, tore up the “IOU.”

Only a fool would believe these are the only instances of Donald Trump’s compassion and generosity toward those in need, regardless of their skin color.

It wasn’t until he ran for president that the mainstream media’s “fangs” came out and Trump was labeled as a “racist” by his opposition.

His actions speak louder than their words so allow me to provide you with a list of some of his biggest accomplishments for the black community:

  • Lowest unemployment rate ever for African-Americans (before pandemic)
  • Established opportunity zones (tax breaks) for impoverished areas
  • Passed criminal justice reform by signing the First Step Act into law
  • Fully funded Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
  • Appointed the first black Chief of Staff of U.S. military branch (Air Force)
  • Signed an executive order on police reform and accountability

President Trump said it himself in the way only he can Monday tweeting,

“I’ve done more in less than 4 years than Biden’s done in more than 40 years, including for Black America. Biden has been a part of every failed decision for decades. Bad Trade Deals, Endless Wars, you name it, he has shown a complete lack of leadership. He’s weak & shot!!!”

About The Author

Matthew Howerton is a writer, political consultant, campaign manager, and former congressional staffer based out of Louisiana. Matt was born in Houston, Texas where he was active in promoting christian-conservative policies and candidates for public office. Having served on eight campaigns and as a staffer for the 115th Congress, Matt has a wealth of political knowledge and experience. His electoral assists include a newly-elected U.S. Senator, Governor, U.S. Congressman, State Representative, and City Councilman. Matt continues to fight for common-sense solutions for Texas, Louisiana and the United States.

1 Comment on "Trump v Biden on Race Relations: It’s Not Even Close (Op-ed)"

  1. I will thank you all for stand with President Trump Thank you Mario Murello for the Truth you wrote about the church ,I pray for the President +family every day. The church has to wake up,I live in Norway but its the same here ,”Oh he is twitting so much they say”Of course he have to twitt if not we wouldnt know anything God bless you Mario Murillo I get Lance dayli Prophesy God bless President Trump and God bless U.S.America Amen 💖🦅

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