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election 2020

CNN's Abby Phillip reacts to potential Biden victory: 'Black women did that'

On Friday morning, Biden pulled ahead in Pennsylvania, putting him in position to win the presidency if he holds his lead. On CNN, White House correspondent Abby Phillip took a moment to process what it would mean for the Trump era to end in such a way. "Can I just say," she began, "that for Black women, this has been really a proving moment for their political strength, in carrying Joe Biden to the Democratic nomination through the primary. Black women did that."

But the moment is about more than just Biden, Phillip stressed. It's also about Black women having potentially put a Black woman in the White House, too, with would-be Vice President Kamala Harris. "That is the historical poetry that I think we will live with for a long time," Phillip said. "Donald Trump's political career began with the racist birther lie. It may very well end with a Black woman in the White House." Watch below. Jeva Lange