Headline RoundupMay 30th, 2024

Biden Courts Black Voters During Campaign Rally in Philadelphia

Summary from the AllSides News Team

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris held a campaign rally in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday. 

Details: The rally is part of an effort by the Biden campaign to increase support for the Democratic candidate among black voters, who historically vote in favor of the Democratic Party but have indicated displeasure with Biden in recent polls. During the rally, Biden emphasized the fact that his victory in 2020 was due in large part to the support of black voters. He listed his administration’s achievements pertaining to black Americans, such as the nomination of Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first black woman to serve on the court.

Key Quote: Biden stated, “Because Black Americans voted, Kamala and I are president and vice president of the United States. Because of you. That's not hyperbole. Because you voted, Donald Trump is defeated former president. And with your vote -- with your vote in 2024, we're gonna make Donald Trump a loser again.”

How the Media Covered It: While Reuters (Center bias) stated that during the rally, Biden “ran through a list of his policy achievements,” ABC News (Lean Left bias) worded it differently, stating that Biden “ticked off what he views as accomplishments.” Outlets across the spectrum emphasized that Biden needs to shore up support among black voters. The Washington Times (Lean Right bias) stated that Biden’s speech describing Trump “as a racist is his latest attempt to curry favor with Black voters who are abandoning Mr. Biden in droves.”

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