Biden Campaign Makes Final Push To Energize Black Male Voters | Craig Melvin | MSNBC

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The Atlantic's Adam Harris joins MSNBC’s Craig Melvin to share his latest piece "Why Biden Needs Black Men" and how the Biden campaign is working to energize black male voters in the final stretch of the presidential race. Aired on 10/21/2020.
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78 Comments on "Biden Campaign Makes Final Push To Energize Black Male Voters | Craig Melvin | MSNBC"

  1. for me, voting in Belgium takes between 10 and 30 minutes.
    And we vote a lot.
    But I suppose you guys don’t want to change your exceptional system.

    • The Senate must be flipped just so fairness can be restored.
      youtube.com/channel/UCOlBzGGXO49ZPrl60BAeLVw/discussion

    • You also have voter i.d.

    • Stephen George | October 21, 2020 at 6:58 PM | Reply

      @Alex Mitchell we have The Australian Electoral Commission. Works like yours. We also have the same Queen. Stay safe our commonwealth friends.

    • @FDM 215 you are so right . Like most things in the USA it gets soooo complex,

    • @Stephen George Thanks Stephen. It’s a bit alarming living next door to the USA, but living in a parliamentary democracy sure is a better system than the yanks have cobbled together for themselves.

  2. “I don’t want to just be against Trump, I want to be FOR something” Okay, awesome, it may take a bit to sort that out. In the meantime let’s vote BIDEN 2020 to-f’ing-day. Please.

    • tRump’s is pathetic.

    • Trump is a $2000 tax cut, more in your wallet. Biden is going to take away your $2000 tax cut & raise your taxes 14% more than it was last year.
      Trump is for a strong US military & walled borders. Biden, by the direction of the Chinese Communist Party, is for a weaker US military & no borders.
      Trump is for funding the police, locking up criminals & for you having a gun or weapon to protect your property & family. Biden is for defunding the police, releasing all criminals & for taking away your gun or weapon so you won’t be protected against them.
      Trump is for free choice, unmandated health care, not run by the Government. Biden is for unaffordable, mandated & fineable Obamacare, with a death panel, run by the Government.
      Trump is for uncensored blogging & free speech for everyone. Biden is for censored, blocking of free speech by everyone who tries to expose the truth about Joe Biden & his criminal family.

    • Be for america

    • The Senate must be flipped just so fairness can be restored.
      youtube.com/channel/UCOlBzGGXO49ZPrl60BAeLVw/discussion

    • Jeffrey Whitlock | October 21, 2020 at 6:02 PM | Reply

      I voted for Biden 2 weeks ago I. FLORIDA absentee, made sure my vote was counted.
      I don’t speak for all black men, but we expect democrats to undo the damage done by the crime bill in 94, and to really start focusing on policies to advance black men. Not POC, not immigrants, black men. Nothing against those groups, but we have to get something for our vote.

  3. Wallace: “Mr president, will you today, condemn white supremacy?”
    t’rump: “No.”
    America: 😲
    Joe: 😎

    • snowflake killer | October 21, 2020 at 3:34 PM | Reply

      @Shah the dude really are you that naive Biden’s out here extorting other countries and you’re cool with that I know that maybe a big word for you you may have to look up what it means

    • @snowflake killer here we go again another Trump asslicker repeating his lies like a parrot , VOTE BLUE SAVE AMERICA AND UNITE AMERICANS ❤🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸❤

    • snowflake killer | October 21, 2020 at 3:47 PM | Reply

      @Shah the dude you wouldn’t know the truth if it slapped you in your face

    • DT said “STAND BACK, and STAND BY”… NEVER FORGET!!! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 BIDENHARRIS2020 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

    • @Logan McLean “Stand back, and stand by” is condemning? GTFOH! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 BIDEN HARRIS 2020 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  4. Jack O’Donnell is author of the memoir “Trumped!” The Inside Story of the Real Donald Trump His Cunning Rise and Spectacular Fall. Jack O’Donnell is the former president of Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino..

    O’Donnell: “Sometimes his petty prejudices begat very public tirades. One day, he flew into a rage over a limousine driver who arrived to pick him up wearing gray shoes, soiling his image by “looking like a f—— Puerto Rican” Trump said.

    In 1988, shortly after I was promoted to president of Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino, he invited me up to New York for lunch. There was a lot to talk over one issue in particular: one of our senior managers, who happened to be African-American. Donald considered him incompetent and wanted him fired. When I acknowledged some shortcomings in the man’s performance, he instantly became enthused. “Yeah, I never liked the guy,” he said. “And isn’t it funny, I’ve got black accountants at Trump Castle and Trump Plaza. Black guys counting my money! I hate it. The only kind of people I want counting my money are short guys that wear yarmulkes every day.”

    I was mortified. We were in a restaurant in Trump Tower. I worried he’d be overheard. But he went on, “Besides that, I’ve got to tell you something else: I think the guy is lazy, and it’s probably not his fault because laziness is a trait in blacks. It really is. I believe that. It’s not anything they can control.”

    Trump is actually offended that anyone would even suggest that he’s NOT a racist. Notice how he never seems to be offended by being called a racist. Whenever he makes racist comments, he doesn’t take them back, he doubles down on them.
    Trump’s racist comments over the years have received praise from neo-nazis and white supremacist leaders like David Duke.

    Trump: “Jeb Bush has to like the Mexican illegals because of his wife.”
    Jeb Bush’s wife is Mexican-American

    During the campaign, Trump impugned the character of U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, a native-born American, hailing from Indiana, who was hearing a class action case against Trump’s now-discredited fake Trump University..

    “He’s a Mexican,” Trump said to CNN of Curiel. “We’re building a wall between here and Mexico. The answer is, he is giving us very unfair rulings — rulings that people can’t even believe.”

    Claiming a person can’t do their job because of their race is sort of like the textbook definition of a racist comment.

  5. If Black Men have to give it any amount of thought to vote against Trump, then it’s already a lost cause.

    • @NegroDamus The  demand is Tangibles.  Ask a jew, white, Latino or Asian. After 60 years of solidly  supporting the democrats  how an earth can African Americans still be asking for specfic tangibles? This is absurd!!  But at last a critical mass  have woken up and just do not give away their vote.  Biden had 47 years to  support or action  specific legislation to empower African Americans economically if he wanted.  47 years!!! From 2009 to 2011 the Democrats, yes that’s him and  Obama, controlled both the House and Senate…think about that for a minute. So in 2020  Biden and his so called ‘black’ VP are going to do what HE had the greatest opportunity to do in 2009  to 2011 and during his long career. This is a joke right?? 

      Instead  Biden collaborated and was best buddies with  segregationists in the Senate and sponsored the 1994 federal crime bill.  The same young black people who did not back Biden or his..ahem… ‘black’ VP in the primary are the same ones who are protesting in the streets right now!!! So they hold Biden’s political record (and his ‘black’ ‘Indian’ whatever she is VP’s record) as responsible for police brutality. They don’t want Trump to win BUT do not fear him.   They will NOT reward but PUNISH Biden and the Democrats, and never vote for him so he can further terrorise them.  You are out of your mind.

    • @Bella Blue2 let me make this easier for you, it’s not about Liberals vs Conservatives. It’s about character and clearly Trump is the far greater of the 2 evils, plain and simple.

    • Because you aren’t black otherwise?

    • @Zorro455 that’s not it, but why support someone who doesn’t like you or have you best interest at heart. That’s self-sabotage.

    • @NegroDamus That is the same with the democrats. Period. Let’s not bring all of the horrible things that Biden has said about black ppl in the past

  6. Jack O’Donnell is author of the memoir “Trumped!” The Inside Story of the Real Donald Trump His Cunning Rise and Spectacular Fall. Jack O’Donnell is the former president of Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino..

    O’Donnell: “Sometimes his petty prejudices begat very public tirades. One day, he flew into a rage over a limousine driver who arrived to pick him up wearing gray shoes, soiling his image by “looking like a f—— Puerto Rican” Trump said.

    In 1988, shortly after I was promoted to president of Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino, he invited me up to New York for lunch. There was a lot to talk over one issue in particular: one of our senior managers, who happened to be African-American. Donald considered him incompetent and wanted him fired. When I acknowledged some shortcomings in the man’s performance, he instantly became enthused. “Yeah, I never liked the guy,” he said. “And isn’t it funny, I’ve got black accountants at Trump Castle and Trump Plaza. Black guys counting my money! I hate it. The only kind of people I want counting my money are short guys that wear yarmulkes every day.”

    I was mortified. We were in a restaurant in Trump Tower. I worried he’d be overheard. But he went on, “Besides that, I’ve got to tell you something else: I think the guy is lazy, and it’s probably not his fault because laziness is a trait in blacks. It really is. I believe that. It’s not anything they can control.”

    Trump is actually offended that anyone would even suggest that he’s NOT a racist. Notice how he never seems to be offended by being called a racist. Whenever he makes racist comments, he doesn’t take them back, he doubles down on them.
    Trump’s racist comments over the years have received praise from neo-nazis and white supremacist leaders like David Duke.

    Trump: “Jeb Bush has to like the Mexican illegals because of his wife.”
    Jeb Bush’s wife is Mexican-American

    During the campaign, Trump impugned the character of U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, a native-born American, hailing from Indiana, who was hearing a class action case against Trump’s now-discredited fake Trump University..

    “He’s a Mexican,” Trump said to CNN of Curiel. “We’re building a wall between here and Mexico. The answer is, he is giving us very unfair rulings — rulings that people can’t even believe.”

    Claiming a person can’t do their job because of their race is sort of like the textbook definition of racism.

  7. Kamala Harris is how you get black women to turn out, not black men.

    • RUMPTURDS CRYING BIGLY

    • Biden Needs Black Men? Well don’t play RAP on your phone then old racist Joe! Playing Despacito and telling “Latinos that they were more diverse than Blacks”, did not secure the Latino vote, did it Joe? Joe has been against the Blacks his whole useless career!Joe Biden said “Poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids.” Even his running mate, Kamala called Joe a segregationist, basically a racist! Joe Biden describes Barack Obama. “You got the first mainstream African American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that’s a storybook, man.” Biden sidd. “Well, I tell you what, if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.” We are for TRUMP 2020!

    • @Bill Wilson so what you’re saying is black people can’t see who is more racist, the guy who delayed denouncing white supremacy and denied black people housing, or the guy who panders. Hard choice?

    • Willie Brown approves this message… but not the black men she kept in jail in her district in California

    • Indians will vote for her, cause she is one of them

  8. Anyone voting for Trump at this stage, after all he’s put America through, is only a Trump cultist!

  9. Trump said 56% of Americans live better under him. Who are these people? Lied again. Donald lowered taxes for the rich, the stock market rose. Trump is proud of high numbers in the markets. But this is not an indicator of the standard of living of citizens. Donald J. Trump is president for only 10% of America’s richest citizens. Vote for Democrats! Only they can solve the social problems of 90% of Americans!

  10. well i`m not voting for Biden – but that`s only because as a non american I can’t vote.
    however every sane american, should have an easy choice, no matter race.
    🇺🇸Biden/Harris 2020🇺🇸

  11. 🇺🇸 43 Alumni For Joe Biden 🇺🇸
    ❤❤❤❤🇺🇸 🇺🇸 🇺🇸 ❤❤❤❤

  12. Dude just made it seem like black men is more concerned about money then their young boys lives black men should be voting him out just on his stance on quote-unquote Law and Order

    • It surprises me that black men will vote for someone that promotes racism and hate groups and white supremacists.

  13. If the insanity of Donald Trump doesn’t energize voters to vote for Biden, nothing will.

  14. 50 cent like trump because he want dollars……that’s bad…..biden 2020 all the way

    • Positive Patriot | October 21, 2020 at 5:51 PM | Reply

      @AfroSamurai215 I will say its pretty racist to say that just because a black man supports trump that he must habe no integrity or morals. Some would argue that its harder being a trump supporter because people like you are constantly on the attack and out for blood. Being a Hillary or Biden supporter is easy because the establishment is on your side, the multi national media outlets are on your side, hollywood is on your side. It takes balls to come out and support trump. And many black people like myself are rising to the occasion and proclaiming that, with the help of our votes (which he didnt have 4 years ago) trump is going to be reelected and we are going to keep america heading towards prosperity.

    • @Positive Patriot consider how many peoples go to die ? the way he treat the virus !

    • Positive Patriot | October 21, 2020 at 6:09 PM | Reply

      @smash lai The original estimates placed US deaths at 2 million. So in other words Trumps handling of the virus saved an estimated 1.8 million lives. Biden openly said he wouldnt have closed travel with China. Around the time trump closed travel and founded his coronavirus task force, many media outlets in the US were still claiming the virus wasnt a big deal and that the bigger threat was his “racist and xenophobic” travel restrictions. How many more would have died if Biden were president at the time? Thank god we will never know.

    • AfroSamurai215 | October 21, 2020 at 7:36 PM | Reply

      @Positive Patriot I said he has no morals or integrity because he puts money over people.

    • Positive Patriot | October 21, 2020 at 8:00 PM | Reply

      @AfroSamurai215 How so?

  15. Becky Mayfield | October 21, 2020 at 3:58 PM | Reply

    Every republican president has given a recession but this takes the cake 🤕

    When will Americans learn ?

    • Fear and hate are powerful brainwashing tools.

    • Hillary Clinton won the popular vote in 2016, but 7 state electorates voted against their state’s popular vote for her. So Trump should never have won. (And we must change our laws regarding voting and presidential powers.) I did not vote for this dangerous man in 2016 and I am getting tired of negative comments such as yours. Thanks to all you kind folks around the world who write support to us. 🇱🇷🌎

  16. Yes, I feel I live very well, but my successes have absolutely NOTHING to do with Trump. I built my empire over 10 Years ago…

    • That’s the problem with people these days. They place all their hopes and dreams on another person. Instead of just doing it yourself.
      Whoever is president shouldn’t determine your success or happiness

  17. Russell Berwick | October 21, 2020 at 4:09 PM | Reply

    I think about that scene in the movie,” Glory,” when Morgan Freedman said that sometimes you have to be a man, and fight for freedom. Be a person, and stand up now and vote.

  18. Fred Midtgaard | October 21, 2020 at 4:21 PM | Reply

    “How to make it in America?” Well, for a start get 400 million from your dad. Then trick, lie, and bend the law as much as possible.

    • Fred Midtgaard | October 21, 2020 at 4:35 PM | Reply

      @Junkyard Hog Or both! As in the Trump case!

    • @Fred Midtgaard true…. I have personally have more disdain for the career politicians. They sold out their positions instead of helping the people they allegedly represent. As in Joe BuyDems case.

    • Fred Midtgaard | October 21, 2020 at 4:55 PM | Reply

      @Junkyard Hog Some of them, but that’s because money is allowed in politics in the USA. In Europe, you get fired as a politician if you take a cap for government money to a private event! Or if you accept a gift worth more than 5 dollars.

    • @Fred Midtgaard I think lobbyist should be looked into and severely adjusted or disavowed and I believe they should strongly consider term limits. The amount of millionaires in office is distributing. They cannot appropriately reflect ordinary Americans. Most have lost touch with the actual realities of citizens. We are not the same that’s evident in the lack of actual bipartisanship for Covid relief. They take vacations, the people are quarantined. They argued and the people suffered.

    • Fred Midtgaard | October 21, 2020 at 5:07 PM | Reply

      @Junkyard Hog I fully agree!

  19. Perfecto Arriola | October 21, 2020 at 4:24 PM | Reply

    LET’S GO BLUE VOTE TIME TO CLEAN THE WHITE HOUSE OUT VOTE VOTE!!!!

  20. Good Businessman? Come on, man! He’s had 6 freaking Bankruptcies! WTF are ya thinkin’?

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