What the Hell is a ‘Black Job?’ Black Twitter Goes Off on Trump’s Comment During Debate With Biden

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It’s hard to think of one moment during Thursday night’s presidential debate that had the Black community more flummoxed than when former President Donald Trump said that immigrants are taking “Black jobs.”

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Specifically, Trump stated, “The fact is his big kill on the Black people is the millions of people he’s allowed to come in through the border. They’re taking Black jobs now and it could be 18, it could be 19, and even 20 million people. They’re taking Black jobs and they’re taking Hispanic jobs. You haven’t seen it yet. But you’re going to see some something that’s gonna be the worst in our history.

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Watch the clip from the debate below:

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We don’t like to generalize, but based on the reactions on social media, it felt like every Black person collectively said the same thing at the exact same time: What is a “Black job?”

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But like most things, Black Twitter was able to make light of the situation and provided some hilarious answers and reactions to Trump’s “Black jobs” quote.

There were a lot, so here are some of the best:

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The fact is this, there is no such thing as a “Black job” or “Hispanic job.” There are simply jobs and Black people across this country are still struggling to get them, with African Americans having one of the highest unemployment rates among ethnic groups.

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As Rep. Ilhan Omar wrote on X, “it would have been nice if there was a follow up to understand what he was trying to say.

Either way, the answer we would’ve gotten would likely just be just as confusing and infuriating as the comment itself, so maybe CNN spared us with that one.