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Ian McColgin
08-21-2016, 08:18 PM
[IMc - Everything about Trump's campaign, from his falsehoods about black demographics to his overweening condescension, ensure that blacks (and other minorities like Hispanics, Native Americans, Jews, Muslims, and rational humans) will not vote for him.]

Former US congressman: Trump should have 'a backdrop with a burning car' in outreach to black voters

Bryan Logan

Aug. 20, 2016, 7:19 PM

Fewer than three months before the November election, GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump has appeared to shift his focus this week, giving several speeches that included direct appeals to black voters.

During a campaign rally in Dimondale, Michigan, on Friday in which the real-estate mogul urged African-Americans to vote for him, Trump asked rhetorically, "What the hell do you have to lose?"

But critics noted that Trump chose to address black voters there in Dimondale and at another rally in West Bend, Wisconsin, earlier in the week in communities that are overwhelmingly white.

According to the US Census Bureau, the city of West Bend is roughly 95% white. In Eaton County, Michigan where Dimondale is, the population is 88% white.

When questioned about the disparity in a CNN interview, former US congressman and Trump senior adviser Jack Kingston suggested Trump should have had "a backdrop with a burning car" instead.

The billionaire's latest outreach, in which he prefaced his plea for minority votes by reciting inaccurate statistics on unemployment, has been criticized as callous.

The Trump campaign has generally avoided reaching out to black citizens directly. The New York businessman's campaign received three invitations to address the National Urban League, according to The New York Times. The campaign ignored the first two and declined the third.

Invitations from the National Association of Black Journalists and the NAACP were also declined.

http://www.businessinsider.com/donald-trump-jack-kingston-burning-car-black-voters-2016-8

Tom Montgomery
08-21-2016, 08:25 PM
critics noted that Trump chose to address black voters there in Dimondale — and at another rally in West Bend, Wisconsin, earlier in the week — in communities that are overwhelmingly white.

According to the US Census Bureau, the city of West Bend is roughly 95% white. In Eaton County, Michigan where Dimondale is, the population is 88% white.

When questioned about the disparity in a CNN interview, former US congressman and Trump senior adviser Jack Kingston suggested Trump should have had "a backdrop with a burning car" instead.
WOW!

Those guys seem to be completely tone deaf.

I am enjoying viewing this dumpster fire of a Trump campaign.

Osborne Russell
08-22-2016, 01:35 PM
Is Willie Horton available?

leikec
08-22-2016, 01:51 PM
Is Willie Horton available?

He retired in 1980 after a distinguished big league career.

Jeff C

bamamick
08-22-2016, 02:25 PM
NPR's Cokie Roberts said this morning that Mr. Trump has the support of 0-2% of African-American voters. I think he waited a wee bit late to make an effort.

Mickey Lake

ccmanuals
08-22-2016, 03:06 PM
NPR's Cokie Roberts said this morning that Mr. Trump has the support of 0-2% of African-American voters. I think he waited a wee bit late to make an effort.

Mickey Lake

Wow, a much higher number than I would have imagined. :)

John Smith
08-22-2016, 03:14 PM
He still supports laws that make it harder for blacks to vote. He needs to change that opinion if he has any hope of changing theirs.

LeeG
08-22-2016, 03:44 PM
His support could go up100% and still be in single digits