Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump tried to woo African-American voters away from Hillary Clinton Friday, saying Democrats like Clinton take the African-American vote for granted.
At a speech in Dimondale, Michigan, Trump used the city of Detroit – about 150 kilometers east of Dimondale – as an example of how Democrats have neglected urban areas.
“Look at how much African-American communities have suffered under Democratic control,” Trump said. He claimed that 40 percent of Detroiters live in poverty and half of the city is unemployed. He said the only way things will change is a change in leadership.
“To those hurting, I say: What do you have to lose by trying something new, like Trump?” he asked. “You are living in poverty, your schools are no good. You have no jobs, 58 percent of your youth is unemployed; what the hell do you have to lose?”
Trump placed much of the blame for economic woes on free trade deals, a common theme in his campaign speeches according to VOA.
He also accused Clinton of wanting to give jobs to refugees rather than black youths, who Trump said “have become refugees in their own country”.
Théogène U @Bwiza.com