The political correspondent summarized the ‘historical poetry’ in the role Black women might have played in defeating President Donald Trump.
While the 2020 presidential election has not yet been called officially, President Donald Trump‘s chance of a second term is unlikely as Joe Biden continues to widen his lead in remaining states that have yet to declare a winner.
During a segment discussing Trump’s likely defeat, CNN political correspondent Abby Phillip succinctly summarized the “historical poetry” in the role Black women played in putting a nail in the coffin of Trump’s political career.
Phillip, 31, called to mind how Black women made the difference for Biden and ultimately carried him to the finish line in the Democratic presidential primary, and ultimately showed up at the polls again during the general election to likely hand Biden the presidency.
“For Black women, this has been really a proving moment for their political strength in carrying Joe Biden to the Democratic nomination through the primary — Black women did that. I think seeing a Black woman on the ticket with Joe Biden, on the cusp of this moment I think is something that will go down in history,” said Phillip, highlighting Biden’s decision to choose Sen. Kamala Harris, a Black woman, as his running mate.
“This has never happened before. Not only would Black women put Joe Biden in the White House, but they would also put a Black woman in the White House as well.”
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Going further, Phillip recalled the history of Donald Trump’s racism — specifically implying that former President Barack Obama was not born in the United States — and the irony that his presidency will likely be upended by a Black politician.
“That is the sort of historical poetry that I think we will live with for a long time in addition to the fact that Donald Trump’s political career began with the racist birth lie,” she said, “it may very well end with a Black woman in the White House.”
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