ICYMI: As Trump tries to woo Black voters, Democratic Party of Georgia slams Trump’s disastrous record with Black Georgians

September 26, 2020

Before Donald Trump’s photo op in Atlanta yesterday, Georgia Democrats slammed Trump’s incompetent leadership that has hurt Georgia’s Black community, from his failed response to the coronavirus pandemic that has disproportionately hurt Black families, to his relentless attacks on the Affordable Care Act. Read more below:

AJC: The former vice president’s campaign blasted Trump’s “failed leadership” during the coronavirus pandemic and the movement for social justice. State Democrats arranged for a truck emblazoned with stark figures about Trump’s record to circle the Galleria complex, where protesters jeered the president and promoted Biden’s campaign. “Black Georgians won’t let this crisis get worse,” said Nikema Williams, a Democratic congressional candidate and chairwoman of the state Democratic Party.

WSB-TV: Earlier in the day, Georgia Democrats condemned Trump’s attempt to appeal to Black voters. “Black Georgians know what’s at stake and we’re ready to send Donald Trump packing,” said state Sen. Nikema Williams.Williams told Channel 2′s Richard Elliot that Trump’s failures to contain the coronavirus disproportionately hurt the African American community and his economic plan will only hurt, too. “Donald Trump stands up for the people he wants to stand up for, and he’s just not standing up for Black Americans right now. And I have not seen him have a history of that,” Williams said.

11Alive: State Sen. Nikema Williams and Black Georgia Democrats say they will “call out Trump’s failures” this morning ahead of the president’s visit to Atlanta this afternoon. Williams and other Black Democratic lawmakers from around the state have planned a virtual press conference for 9 a.m. this morning. They say they will be “discussing Donald Trump’s incompetent response to COVID-19 and its devastating, disproportionate effects on Black Georgians.”

CBS46: One area that was not mentioned in great detail during the campaign speech was COVID-19. President Trump spoke some about the vaccine, but didn’t address the 200,000+ American deaths from the novel disease or how it has impacted the Black community across the country.


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