WATCH: Possible Trump VP pick makes major prediction about Black voters as Biden bleeds support

Exclusive: As President Biden continues to shed support among communities that have traditionally backed Democrats, a Republican considered one of the front-runners in the race to be former President Donald Trump’s vice presidential nominee is making a big prediction about Black voters.

Sen. Tim Scott (RS.C.), the only Black Republican in the Senate and an ardent supporter of Trump’s third bid for the White House, told Fox News Digital on Friday that Biden said his campaign plans for the weekend are aimed at strengthening support in the black community. Georgia and Michigan are actually just “pandering” to communities that are worse off under President Trump’s leadership, and instead emerge under President Trump with “historic” numbers. right.

“After 52 consecutive paychecks, black people have lost purchasing power just like other Americans because inflation has been higher than wage growth. What does that mean? It means devastation for single mothers like the single mother who raised me,” Scott said.

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Former President Donald Trump, Republican South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, and President Joe Biden. (Getty Images)

“We can expect the same thing with the Biden administration: more misery, more devastation, more catastrophe. That’s one reason why so many black voters are shifting to the Republican Party under Trump. Why? Because it’s Donald.” Trump did it.”

The Biden campaign announced early Friday that the president will attend an event in Atlanta focused on engaging black voters on Saturday, followed by a graduation ceremony at Morehouse College, a historically black liberal arts college for black men, on Sunday. announced that it would do so.

The president is then scheduled to meet with small business owners in Detroit later Sunday and address the NAACP in Michigan that evening.

“No administration has done more for Black America than President Biden and Vice President Harris,” Biden’s reelection team said in a statement.

“This campaign will not take a single voter for granted,” Biden campaign senior adviser Trey Baker said in a memo. “We do not and will not parachute into these communities at the last minute in hopes of getting a vote.”

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Republican Sen. Tim Scott from South Carolina speaks at a campaign event with former President Donald Trump (left) and North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum (right) on Monday, January 22, 2024 in Laconia, New Hampshire. (center). . (Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Numerous polls this spring both nationally and in key battleground states showed Mr. Trump gaining support among black voters at the expense of Mr. Biden, and Mr. Scott said this was because the Trump administration He said this was driven by the boom in economic growth for black Americans in the United States.

“In my lifetime, our country had the strongest, strongest, most inclusive economy in the history of this country. Black unemployment. [was] It fell below 6% for the first time in history. Wages at the bottom grow faster than at the top. He also supported my Opportunity Zones, giving nearly $70 billion to our poorest communities,” she said, referring to his signature bill that provides more investment opportunities to low-income areas. Scott said.

”[Biden] Sometimes I say, “If you don’t vote for me, you can’t be black.” Or they might say something stupid like, “The Republicans are trying to put you in chains again.” But last I checked, the only thing holding back black economic growth was Joe Biden and Bidennomics. So don’t pander to people who are smart enough to smell what they’re cooking, it’s a rat,” he said.

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Sen. Tim Scott (R-South Carolina) speaks with reporters at Alex’s Restaurant in South Carolina on April 14, 2023. (Alison Joyce/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

“The historic shift towards President Trump is already happening. Here’s what we know: Without a doubt, this pandering tour is because without black votes there would be no Democratic Party,” Scott said. Added later.

Scott also addressed Trump’s ongoing trial in New York City, calling it politically driven, and asserting the qualities a future vice presidential candidate must possess.

In addition to “someone who understands the House and Senate,” “someone who understands what it means to be a private sector manager,” and “someone who understands the pain and misery of climbing from the bottom to the top.” was included. All traits Scott possesses himself, considering his upbringing and business experience before becoming a member of Congress.


“There’s no question that it’s such an honor for anyone just to be part of the conversation, but this is about me and the other vice presidential candidates as they talk about us. This should only be about the future of America and who’s going to get us there.”The fastest is Donald Trump,” Scott said. He answered a question about whether he might become a candidate.

“Whatever I can do to make sure we have four more years of Donald Trump, I want you to be part of it,” he added.

FOX News Digital has reached out to the Biden campaign for comment.

Fox News’ Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report.

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