Florida Democrat: Marginalized communities won’t ‘survive’ a second Trump term

Rep. Maxwell Frost (D-Fla.) argued that communities of color are “incredibly critical” in helping reelect President Biden in November and said he thinks marginalized communities “won’t survive” another term with former President Trump.

Frost joined MSNBC’s Katie Phang, where he discussed the Biden’s recent endorsements. The Latino Victory Fund, AAPI Victory Fund and The Collective PAC, three minority-centered political organizations, endorsed Biden in his campaign for a second term.

“Here’s the thing, you know, it’s one thing to receive an endorsement from an organization. It’s another thing to receive an endorsement from three leading organizations that are saying ‘not only will we endorse the president, but we’re going to put $30 million behind ensuring that we deny Donald Trump a second term and that we reelect President Joe Biden,” Frost said.

The trio of major political action committees are attempting to mobilize communities of color ahead of this year’s election. In 2020, minority voters helped carry Biden to his victory over Trump and they will be critical in this year’s election in what is expected to be a close race this fall.

Frost argued that the endorsement and donations show “number one, what’s at stake in this election, but especially what’s at stake in this election for our AAPI community, for our Black community, for Latinos and for people of color – marginalized communities across this entire country, many people who won’t survive another Donald Trump term.”

“And that’s not hyperbole,” Frost continued. “And so, I think just shows again, what the stakes are this November.”

Frost, 27, became the first member of Generation Z to be elected to Congress when he won his Orlando race in 2022. Biden, 81, has faced increasing criticism over his age and questions about his capabilities to lead the country.

The Biden campaign released an advertisement Saturday that touted his age as an asset. In the video, Biden said he is “not a young guy. That’s no secret.” Still, he said, “I understand how to get things done for the American people.”

Frost argued that it was the right tactic for Biden to lean into his age. Young voters “want authenticity” and don’t want a candidate who would “brush aside an issue.”

Frost acknowledged that while Biden’s age is a real concern for some voters, it shouldn’t be the top concern.

“At the end of the day, I think people, when they’re in that voting booth, are less likely to think about age and more likely to think about who’s going to protect my right to choose, who’s going to protect abortion and who’s going to fight to end gun violence,” he said. “And obviously, the choice is clear between Donald Trump and Joe Biden on who’s going to do that.”

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