Trump campaign springs into action after Biden’s ‘You ain’t black’ gaffe

President Trump’s re-election campaign sprang into action after presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s “You ain’t black” gaffe on Friday — launching a massive digital ad blitz, sending talking points to “surrogates” and printing up a T-shirt, according to an e-mail obtained by the Daily Caller.

The email from campaign manager Brad Parscale to his staff congratulates the team for capitalizing on Biden’s cringe-worthy statement, the publication’s senior White House Correspondent, Christian Datoc, said in sharing the in-house communication on Twitter Friday night.

“This was a complete team effort,” Parscale wrote.

“We dominated social media with graphics and videos, made reporters pay attention by hosting a press call with a U.S. Senator, briefed surrogates and even put up a new t-shirt for sale,” Parscale wrote.

The reelection’s digital ad blitz costs $1 million, Politico reported.

Biden started the firestorm during a morning interview on the popular radio show “The Breakfast Club,” telling host  Charlamagne tha God, “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.”

Biden later apologized for “being a wise guy.”

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NYC launching $10M campaign to slow coronavirus in hardest-hit neighborhoods

New York City is launching a new $10 million campaign aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus in the Big Apple’s hardest-hit neighborhoods, days after releasing stats that showed the pandemic was disproportionately hurting minorities.

“What we’re announcing today is a new campaign and this one is laser-focused on the communities that have been hardest hit and where the disparities are the greatest,” de Blasio said Monday at a City Hall press conference. “We’ve got to reach out in a really compassionate, open manner.”

The ad campaign will focus on the 88 hardest-hit ZIP codes in the city and will include advertisements in 15 different languages, robocalls and flyers mailed directly to homes.

It follows an $8 million campaign the city launched in March that aimed for a broader appeal to the general population, which included ads in English and Spanish.

The media and outreach blitz comes nearly a month after New York City shut down in a last-ditch effort to slow the spread of the deadly disease — and follows weeks of criticism that City Hall was failing to provide the public with crucial information about its response to the disease and which communities were being hit hardest.

Both the city and state Departments of Health finally released tallies last week that showed that black and Hispanic communities in New York City and across the rest of the state were being hit far harder by COVID-19 than their white and Asian counterparts.

In the Big Apple, the statistics revealed that Hispanics and blacks are dying at roughly twice the rate of whites, raising new questions about the city’s response and its outreach in minority communities — and leading de Blasio to promise the renewed outreach effort.

Additionally, de Blasio announced Monday that he is asking Albany to give renters an additional break by extending the moratorium on evictions until 60 days after the coronavirus state of emergency ends and to allow tenants hit by pandemic-related job cuts to have up to a year to pay their back rent.

De Blasio has also requested state lawmakers allow landlords to use a tenant’s deposit to cover missing payments and ordered the city’s rent board to order rents be held flat for Gotham’s roughly one million rent-regulated apartments.

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