Internet weighs in as White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre blasts Donald Trump's 'repugnant' remarks on Black supporters

Internet weighs in as White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre blasts Donald Trump's 'repugnant' remarks on Black supporters
Donald Trump was shredded by Karine Jean-Pierre (Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC: Donald Trump's remarks from his Black Conservative Federation (BCF) Gala speech, in which the ex-POTUS implied that Black Americans could relate to him due to his multiple indictments, were slammed by White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Tuesday, February 27.

During the press briefing, she stated, "Just being very candid here, it’s repugnant, and it’s divisive to traffic in racist stereotypes. That’s what we have seen. And that affect[s] all Americans, right? You’re tearing up all Americans by doing this. It is, again, divisive and repugnant, and it’s coming from, obviously, a former president of the United States," as per The Hill

Karine Jean-Pierre says Donald Trump tore apart the painful history faced by the Black community

Jean-Pierre added, "And in any context, it is profane to compare the long, painful history … of abuse and discrimination suffered by Black Americans … to something that is totally different than self-serving purposes. That’s what we saw from the former president."

When asked if she thought President Joe Biden was viewing things the same way she did, the press secretary insisted that she had discussed Trump's remarks with him personally.

She further noted, "This is not what Joe Biden wants to see. He has been always very clear that hate has no safe harbor here. And so that is what we need to hear right now. Not a divisive, repugnant statement from a former president that really tears apart a painful history that a community has gone through, the Black community."

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 12: White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre speaks during a press br
Karine Jean-Pierre dubbed the remarks made by Donald Trump in his BCF Gala speech ' repugnant and divisive' (Getty Images)

Ahead of the South Carolina primary, Trump said at the BCF Gala, "I got indicted for nothing, for something that is nothing. And a lot of people said that’s why the Black people like me, because they have been hurt so badly and discriminated against, and they actually viewed me as I’m being discriminated against. It’s been pretty amazing, but possibly, maybe, there’s something there."

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) and several Black leaders swiftly denounced the GOP frontrunner's comments. 

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Donald Trump likened himself to 'Black people' in his BCF Gala speech (Getty Images)

Sarafina Chitika, the DNC’s national press secretary, said in a statement, "This might come as news to Trump, but pushing tired tropes, wannabe Jordans, and mugshot T-shirts isn’t going to win over Black voters who suffered through record high unemployment and skyrocketing uninsured rates under his leadership," as per The Hill

Internet reacts to Karine Jean-Pierre's comments about Donald Trump's BCF Gala speech

Soon after Jean-Pierre's about Trump likening him to "Black people" came to light, netizens couldn't help but share their views. 

One stated, "Once again, no self-awareness detected."

Another expressed, "What Trump said was that black voters were more drawn to him after his mugshots and ordeals in court as the black community have been persecuted for centuries. He never called black voters divisive and repugnant. That's Democrat's twist on words."

"Who cares what this one says! lol," remarked a person, and someone else added, "Ironically, this administration harms the Black community more than any other in history."

"Go to YouTube, listen to the entire speech yourself, and then ask yourself why the White House lied to you," said an individual. 

Another person asserted, "Trump is a hateful bigot, and if you support him, you are no different."







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