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AB Leadership News Press Releases Donald Trump Friday, Feb 16 2024

The Hill: Democratic group highlights Trump’s past comments in Black History Month campaign

Feb 16, 2024

This morning, The Hill reported that American Bridge 21st Century is using the ongoing “This F*cking Guy” campaign to remind voters about Donald Trump’s long history of racism and bigotry.

The Hill: Democratic group highlights Trump’s past comments in Black History Month campaign
By Brett Samuels | 02/16/2024

Key Excerpts: 

  • A prominent Democratic super PAC on Friday rolled out a Black History Month initiative aimed at reminding voters of former President Trump’s history of incendiary comments on race.
  • American Bridge 21st Century said it would highlight examples of Trump’s “blatant racism” as part of its “This F—ing Guy” campaign, a broader effort to highlight controversial moments from the former president’s time in office.
  • The Black History Month effort, which was shared first with The Hill, cited Trump’s role as a leading proponent of the racist “birther” theory that then-President Obama was not born in the United States.
  • American Bridge highlighted Trump’s targeting of the Central Park Five, a group of teens whose rape convictions were later overturned. Trump in 1989 took out full-page ads in New York newspapers calling for the death penalty for the group. In 2019, he refused to apologize over the incident.
  • “There are numerous examples from Trump’s four decades in public life that highlight his blatant racism,” Brandon Weathersby, the group’s presidential campaign communications director, said in a statement. “He wields racism as a tool to divide Americans and serve himself, without caring who may be hurt by his actions or rhetoric. This f—ing guy is a racist who cannot be president again.”

Published: Feb 16, 2024 | Last Modified: Feb 21, 2024

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