Donald Trump claimed on Sunday that his "sources" were those who told him Joe Biden used the term "super-predator" to refer to black American men as the president's repeated attack has been called into question since no evidence emerged that the Democratic candidate ever used the term.
Joe Biden called Black Youth SUPER PREDATORS. You will NEVER like him or vote for him. You are voting for "TRUMP", tweeted the President on Sunday morning.
Just hours later, he defended his claims in a second tweet on the same subject: "Joe Biden, according to my sources, used the term 'Super Predator' consistently when referring to young black men."
Trump's tweets on Sunday morning are a repetition and further justification for claims he made in both debates with Biden earlier this fall.
However, Biden is nowhere on the tape with the term "super predator".
It looks like Trump aggregated attacks against Hillary Clinton for her 1996 remarks in which she used the phrase "super-predator" when speaking of young gang members while advocating the violent crime and law enforcement act that her husband had , the then President, approved, approved Bill Clinton, signed into law. Trump's 2016 campaign used this instance as a point of attack against Clinton.
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It appears that the President has mistakenly merged two separate comments from Biden and one from Hillary Clinton. Biden called criminals "predators" in a 1993 speech, and in 1996 Clinton used the term "super-predators" when speaking of young gang members
Biden, who chaired the Senate Judiciary Committee when the legislation passed through Congress, referred to criminals as "predators" more than once during a 1993 speech in support of the law.
During the first Biden-Trump debate in Cleveland, Ohio on September 29th, the president said, “You passed a crime bill in 1994 calling them super-predators. African Americans are great predators and they will never forget it. You never forgot. & # 39;
He repeated a similar claim during the second and final debate in Nashville, Tennessee, less than a month later.
Again [Biden] was in government for 47 years. He never did anything except in 1994 when he did such damage to the black community, and he called them super-predators. And he said it, "super-predators," and they never lived that, "Trump said during the televised October 22nd game.
Trump's allegation appears to be an amalgamation of Biden's remarks and those made by Hillary Clinton years later.
Although, in his 1993 remarks, Biden used the term "predator" to classify criminals, he did not use the term specifically in relation to black Americans, and he did not use the term "super-predator".
In Biden's 1993 remarks, the then-Delaware senator said, "It doesn't matter" what turned a young person into a criminal, but the important thing is that "they must be taken off the street."
“Unless we do something about this cadre of young people, tens of thousands of them, born out of wedlock, without parents, without supervision, without structure, without conscience development because they literally haven't been socialized, they literally haven't had the opportunity … we should focus on them now, ”Biden said.
“If we do not do that, they – or some of them – will become predators in fifteen years, and Madam President, we have predators on our streets that society actually created partly because of [our] neglect. he said during his speech in the Senate.
About three years later, Clinton made her "super-predator" comments while delivering an approving speech on the violent crime bill.
& # 39; [W] We finally got more cops on the streets. That was one of the goals the president had when he proposed the 1994 crime law, "said Clinton of her husband's goals as president.
"We must also take organized efforts against gangs, just as we did in an earlier generation organized efforts against the mob," she continued. “We have to hire these people. They are often linked to large drug cartels. & # 39;
During both debates against Biden earlier this fall, Trump referred to the claim that the Democratic candidate had used the term "super-predator".
& # 39; They're not just gangs of kids anymore; It's often the kinds of children who are referred to as super-predators: no conscience, no empathy, ”Clinton said. "We can talk about why they landed this way, but first we have to hunt them down, and the president has asked the FBI to make very concerted efforts against gangs everywhere."
Clinton did not refer specifically to black people during her presentation, but given the context of her speech, many felt the same way.
When Clinton ran for president two decades later, she admitted that she shouldn't have used the term.
"In that speech, I spoke about the impact of violent crime and vicious drug cartels on communities across the country and the particular threat they pose to children and families," she said as she ran for President Donald Trump. "In retrospect, I shouldn't have used those words, and I wouldn't use them today."