Civil rights leader Clarence Henderson spoke at the Republican National Convention Wednesday, saying, “If you do vote for Biden, you don’t know history.”
Henderson made the remarks in response to Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden’s remark in May that if black people are unsure of whether to vote for him or President Donald Trump then “you ain’t black.”
“It was the Republican Party that passed the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery; it was the Republican Party that passed the 14th Amendment giving black men citizenship; and it was the Republican Party that passed the 15th Amendment giving Black men the right to vote,” he said.
Clarence Henderson, Civil Rights Activist: "I’m a military veteran and a civil rights activist. And you know what else? I'm a Republican. And I support Donald Trump. If that sounds strange to you, learn your history." #RNC2020 pic.twitter.com/qLurL8Du2E— The Hill (@thehill) August 27, 2020
Clarence Henderson, a 1960s civil rights icon, endorses Trump for the second time | Just The News https://t.co/srA7dLx4un— John Solomon (@jsolomonReports) August 27, 2020
#NEW: Civil Rights Activist Clarence Henderson:— Jennifer Franco (@jennfranconews) August 27, 2020
"Donald Trump is not a politician, he's a leader Politicians are a dime a dozen."
"He's [Trump] done more for Black Americans than Joe Biden has done in 50."
"Biden had audacity to say if you don’t vote for him 'you ain’t black.' Well to that I say, if you do vote for Biden, you don't know history! Trump is not a politician. He is a leader. Politicians are dime-a-dozen; leaders are priceless." Clarence Henderson of 1960 Greensboro.— Mollie (@MZHemingway) August 27, 2020
Civil Rights leader Clarence Henderson: “It’s not where you come from, it’s where you’re going.”— Michele Tafoya (@Michele_Tafoya) August 27, 2020
“Freedom of thought is a powerful thing.”
“Politicians are a dime a dozen. Leaders are priceless.”
“This is the America I was fighting for 60 years ago.”#ClarenceHenderson
GREENSBORO, NC —Clarence Henderson was at the epicenter of the civil rights movement in the 1960s & he's speaking at @realDonaldTrump's #RNC2020.— Ken Farnaso (@KLF) August 25, 2020
"Politicians are a dime a dozen, but leaders are priceless... Donald Trump is a leader. & he loves America." https://t.co/zlipeYyqh3
Wow. Clarence Henderson. pic.twitter.com/GjN0z7TW2j— S Wright (@shawnwright10) August 27, 2020