(Right Country) – That was fast.
Leave it to the Trump campaign to take the worst of Joe Biden’s horrible gaffes and turn it into some awesome MAGA gear.
In case you’ve somehow missed it, on Friday, Joe Biden set the internet ablaze by whitesplaining what it means to be black to “The Breakfast Club” host Charlamagne Tha God, which, by his estimation, is defined strictly by who you do or do not vote for.
“Well I tell you what, if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black,” Biden declared.
It didn’t take long for the hashtags #YouAintBlack and #JoeBidenIsARacist to start trending on Twitter, believe you me.
The Trump campaign also responded by strongly condemning the former Vice President and Democratic Party presumptive presidential nominee for his comments.
“White liberal elitists have continuously dictated which black Americans are allowed to come to the table and have a voice,” said Katrina Pierson, a senior adviser to the Trump campaign and leader of its Black Voices for Trump group, according to The Hill.
“He truly believes that he, a 77-year-old white man, should dictate how black people should behave. Biden has a history of racial condescension and today he once again proved what a growing number of black Americans and I have always known — Joe Biden does not deserve our votes,” she added.
The campaign also promptly began fundraising with brand new “#YouAintBlack” t-shirts for black Trump supporters to make a cleverly ironic statement, no doubt.
The shirts retail at $30 and were unveiled on the campaign’s website just hours after Biden’s comments.
The campaign also plans to launch an advertising blitz based on the humiliating incident.
The Trump reelection effort immediately moved to take advantage of Biden’s remark. The campaign hosted a press call with adviser Katrina Pierson and South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, began selling a “#YouAintBlack” t-shirt, and launched a website highlighting Biden’s comments.
Late Friday, the campaign started its advertising blitz. The “You ain’t black” montage is slated to run nationally, while the spot focused on the crime bill will air in swing states. The ads will appear on an array of platforms, including Instagram, Facebook, and Google.
The Trump campaign has been aggressively courting black voters for months. The president received just 8 percent of the black vote in 2016, though his advisers contend that even a small uptick in African American support could be enough to tilt the balance in swing states. The reelection effort has run ads in black community newspapers and signed leases to open up retail stores in African American neighborhoods.
In February, the campaign spent millions of dollars on a Super Bowl commercial drawing attention to Trump’s work on criminal justice reform. The TV spot told the story of Alice Johnson, a black woman whose lifetime sentence for a nonviolent drug offense was commuted by the president.