Donald Trump Jr. Wonders If Joe Biden Knows 50 Cent's Race After Controversial Tweets

Following rapper 50 Cent's endorsement of President Donald Trump's re-election campaign, the president's son Donald Trump Jr. took the opportunity to mock former Vice President Joe Biden's campaign, wondering if Biden knew the rapper's race.

Does Joe Biden think 50 cent is not black? https://t.co/tBKQtGbTzM

— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) October 20, 2020

Trump quote tweeted conservative commentator and Breitbart editor-at-large Joel Pollak, sharing a Newsweek story about 50 Cent's support for the president. "Does Joe Biden think 50 cent is not black?" Trump questioned.

The president's son was seemingly making a reference to Biden's May appearance on popular syndicated radio show The Breakfast Club. As previously reported, Biden told host Charlamagne Tha God, "If you have a problem figuring out if you're for me or Trump, then you ain't black."

Some people used the opportunity to critique the Trump campaign in response to the president's son tweeting. "If you have to announce every time a person of color endorses Trump, you might have a problem with people of color," one Twitter user wrote.

If you have to announce every time a person of color endorses Trump, you might have a problem with people of color.

— Aliana (@AlianaRam) October 20, 2020

Biden's comments on The Breakfast Club have come up many times as the election draws nearer. According to CBS News, a young Black voter made reference to the comment when asked about trying to win over Black voters. "Besides, 'you ain't Black, what do you have to say to young Black voters who see voting for you as further participation in a system that continually failed to protect them?" the Town Hall attendant said.

"If young Black women and men vote, you could determine the outcome of this election. Not a joke. You can do that," Biden said during his response. He then explained plans for improving education for young Black Americans by increasing school funding and trying to stop redlining.

50 Cent had tweeted his support for the president on Monday night, sharing an image from CNBC, which said that under a Biden presidency New York City would have a 62 percent tax rate. "WHAT THE F**K! (VOTE ForTRUMP) IM OUT, F**K NEW YORK The KNICKS never win anyway. I don't care Trump doesn't like black people 62% are you out of ya f**king mind," he wrote.

👀WHAT THE F*CK! (VOTE ForTRUMP) IM OUT, 🏃‍♂️💨F*CK NEW YORK The KNICKS never win anyway. 🤷🏽‍♂️I don’t care Trump doesn’t like black people 62% are you out of ya fucking mind. 😤 pic.twitter.com/uZu02k2Dlz

— 50cent (@50cent) October 19, 2020

The rapper later referenced a tweet by Trump campaign advisor Katrina Pierson, who remarked that he "don't want to end up 20 cent." The Get Rich or Die Trying rapper tweeted a video of a Fox News segment discussing it and wrote that he agreed. "Yeah, i don't want to be 20cent," he wrote. "62% is a very, very,bad idea. i don't like it."

👀Yeah, i don’t want to be 20cent. 62% is a very, very,bad idea. 😟i don’t like it ! #abcforlife nov 18 #starzgettheapp pic.twitter.com/y9TsSs0o6Q

— 50cent (@50cent) October 20, 2020

The Trump and Biden campaigns did not respond to Newsweek's emailed requests for comment in time for publication.

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Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson attends a ceremony honoring him with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 30, 2020 in Hollywood, California. Getty/Kurt Krieger/Corbis