On Tuesday, Mike Bloomberg was getting slammed for comments he made about stop and frisk back in 2015.
"The way to get the guns out of the kids’ hands is to throw them up against the wall and frisk them," Bloomberg said in an audio recording.
On the heels of this controversy on Wednesday, Bloomberg was getting endorsed by members of the Congressional Black Caucus, including a congressman here at home.
"I think what you need to look at is, what is the goal here? I think in fact we allow Donald Trump to be reelected president of the United States, that's worse for African Americans. That's worse for all Americans," said Rep. Gregory Meeks.
It’s part of a push by the Bloomberg campaign to court African-American voters. A spokesperson said the events on Wednesday were planned and not a direct response to the recent controversy over the mayor's rhetoric.
"We must have some momentum going here,” said Bloomberg.
On Wednesday, the former mayor was in Tennessee, pushing voters there to cast early ballots for him.
"Even though Donald and I are both from New York, we could not be more different. In fact, I bill myself as the un-Trump,” said Bloomberg.
But tomorrow, he will be in Texas and is set to unveil a new policy push, Mike for Black America.
A poll earlier this week found support for Bloomberg among African-American voters was growing. Some speculate he is siphoning away those voters from former Vice President Joe Biden.
That, of course, was before the latest stop and frisk controversy
"This is what we were saying all along. It was racial profiling. I think he has to deal with his words. Just as other candidates. He is not the only candidate. He can't think one speech is going to go away," said Rev. Al Sharpton.
The Reverend, Al Sharpton has met with Bloomberg to talk about his candidacy. He said that was before the latest controversy.
"Everyone is trying to seek black voters. Everyone is trying to get endorsements. Again they are going to have to merit the black communities vote,” said Sharpton.
Bloomberg could have an opportunity to explain his positions on the debate stage. That is, if he gets another poll at 10 percent nationally to qualify.