Biden-Harris Transition Team: ‘Our Priority Will Be Black, Latino, and Native American Owned Small Businesses’

Written by Martin Walsh

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President-elect Joe Biden decided to get racial on Sunday night while discussing his plan to “bring back” the American economy from the COVID devastation.

Biden said that minority-owned businesses will take priority over white-owned businesses.

“Our priority will be Black, Latino, Asian, and Native American owned small businesses, women-owned businesses,” said Biden.

Biden later claims that they are seeking “equal opportunity,” but he doesn’t explain how it’s “equal” when certain segments of Americans are literally prioritized over others.

“Given what our country has been through the last four years and the last few days, and given the threats and risks in this world, they should be confirmed as close to January 20th as possible. There should be no vacancies at State, Defense, Treasury, and Homeland Security,” he added.

“And as we remain in this dark winter of the pandemic, and with an economic crisis that’s deepened, we have no time to lose on the entire team. Consider the December jobs report released today. The anxiety and fear of the women and men out there remind me of when President Obama and I were sworn in during the Great Recession in 2009,” he said.

“With the pandemic raging, people are losing work and losing hope. The hospitality industry, restaurants and bars, lost more than 372,000 jobs. State and local governments are slashing jobs — 20,000 local educators lost their jobs last month. In the midst of this pandemic, there are millions of people out of work and unable to pay rent or the mortgage. They’re waiting in line for hours at a food bank. In the United States of America, people are waiting miles in their cars waiting for a meal,” he added.

“And they’re left staring at the ceiling at night, unable to sleep, wondering if they will ever be okay. The bottom line is the jobs report shows we need to provide more immediate relief for working families and businesses now,” he said.

“Not just to help them get to the other side of this painful crisis, but to avoid the broader economic costs due to long-term unemployment, hunger, homelessness, and businesses failing,” he added.


President Donald Trump announced last week that he will not attend the inauguration of Biden on January 20.

“To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th,” he said on Twitter.

Vice President Mike Pence is expected to attend Biden’s inauguration.