Democratic candidate for president Krystle Matthews. who plans to challenge Republican Tim Scott, a veteran junior senator from South Carolina, in the upcoming election.

She was previously viewed as a long shot, but she now faces more difficulties after allegedly being recorded on an undercover audio recording making some divisive and racially charged remarks.

“I’m no stranger to white people, I’m from a mostly white town,” Matthews can allegedly be heard saying in an audio recording, according to Project Veritas. “And let me tell you one thing: You oughta know who you’re dealing with, like, you gotta treat them like s***, I mean, that’s the only way they’ll respect you.”

The claimed audio clip of Matthews further claims that she controls white people because otherwise they would act out like children.

“We need somebody who understands street gangs that we can clean up and put in a f***ing suit,” Matthews can be heard saying to the inmate. “We need n***** that watch. Where’s the gangstas? Where the street n***** at?”

A further audio tape made public by Project Veritas purports to show Matthews discussing getting gang members into politics with an inmate at South Carolina’s Perry County Correctional Institution.

On the phone, Matthews and the prisoner can be overheard discussing everything from putting forward a politically active organized gang member to infiltrate the opposition.

The Matthews campaign was contacted by The National Desk (TND) for a response to the audio tape, but no response was received as of this writing.