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August 28, 2016, 12:32 pmWhich way do we go?
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August 25, 2016, 1:13 amTrump is in desperation Mode
August 22, 2016, 12:23 amDonald Trump's Pitch To Black Voters: 'What The Hell Do You Have To Lose?'
Donald Trump’s Pitch To Black Voters: ‘What The Hell Do You Have To Lose?’
The reality TV star, who claimed in 2011 he has “a great relationship with the blacks,” has polled miserably among black voters. He sought to remedy that at a rally in Dimondale, Michigan, saying he wants the vote of “every African-American citizen in this country who wants a better future.”
“Look how much African-American communities are suffering under Democratic control. To those I say the following: What do you have to lose by trying something new, like Trump?” he said. “You’re living in poverty. Your schools are no good. You have no jobs. Fifty-eight percent of your youth is unemployed. What the hell do you have to lose?”
He continued, “I will produce for the African-Americans. And the Democrats will not produce. All they’ve done is taken advantage of your vote. If you keep voting for the same people, you will keep getting exactly the same result.”
Trump made similar remarks during a speech in Charlotte on Thursday.
And according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted this month, black voters are actually more likely to be optimistic about the future than white or Hispanic voters. The poll also found that 51 percent of African-Americans think life has gotten better over the last 50 years, versus 33 percent of white voters and 40 percent of Hispanic voters.
Trump also claimed Friday that he’d have the support of 95 percent of black Americans by the end of his first term ? a statistic that appears highly unlikely, given that Trump is currently polling around 1 percent with black voters nationally.
The candidate’s past attempts at appealing to black voters have not gone over so well: In a widely-mocked moment in June, he singled out a black supporter at a rally and asked the crowd to “look at my African-American over here.”
Hillary Clinton’s campaign condemned Trump’s remarks Friday evening.
“Donald Trump asks what the African American community has to lose by voting for him. The answer is everything from a man who questions the citizenship of the first African American President, courts white supremacists, and has been sued for housing discrimination against communities of color,” said Marlon Marshall, Clinton’s director of state campaigns and political engagement. “Trump painting the entire community as living in poverty with no jobs continues to show he is completely out of touch with the African American community.”
This story has been updated with a statement from the Clinton campaign.
Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.
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August 20, 2016, 1:12 amDiasters make good Photo-ops
August 19, 2016, 1:05 amMake America Separate but Equal Again
August 17, 2016, 11:20 pmTRUMP tell these Americans we don't win anymore
August 16, 2016, 11:45 pmGeneral McCaffrey's critique of Trump's speech
August 15, 2016, 11:37 pmHow Close is Trump to POOTIN?
August 14, 2016, 12:04 amThis is how to make America Great Again
August 11, 2016, 12:22 amLoose Lips, Sink Ships
August 10, 2016, 1:58 amTrump Logic
August 9, 2016, 2:48 amExcuses, Excuses
August 8, 2016, 9:09 pmGOP Rats Flee The Sinking Ship As Top Republicans Are Already Running Away From Trump
By Jason Easley
Trump's refusal of Republican pleas for him to stop making racist statements has resulted in top Republicans already running away from their own presidential nominee.
Trump’s refusal of Republican pleas for him to stop making racist statements has resulted in top Republicans already running away from their own presidential nominee.
NBC News reported:
The absence of a response to the Trump U story left the candidate to fill the vacuum with a torrent of demagoguery against the federal judge overseeing the case, Gonzalo Curiel, who Trump said was biased by his “Mexican heritage” despite his Indiana birthplace.
Trump’s comments against the judge horrified many supporters, but the real estate mogul rebuffed efforts by campaign staff, donors, and party officials to back off the incendiary claim this weekend, per sources, telling them he was unwilling to look like he had caved to pressure.
“These are things that will defeat [us],” a second source within the campaign lamented.
The Curiel story made Trump’s already difficult task of lining up surrogates even harder, as supporters like former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell distanced themselves from Trump’s remarks over the weekend.
All of the weaknesses of the Trump operation that Republicans were warned about are coming back to crush their party. Donald Trump has no real presidential campaign operation. Trump has a barebones staff that spends more time fighting with each other than pressing the campaign’s message. The Trump campaign is a cult of personality centered around a candidate who is more concerned with how he looks in the media than actually doing the nuts and bolts work required to win an election.
Donald Trump doesn’t have any surrogates in the media speaking for him because elected Republicans are too busy running away from him. A perfect example of this was Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell bending over backward to distance himself from the Republican nominee when asked about Trump’s racist rant against Judge Curiel.
The fact that Trump was able to win the Republican nomination with a non-existent campaign operation speaks volumes about the weakness of the Republican Party. Republicans now find themselves in a situation where an organization that has lost 4 of the last six presidential elections and 5 of the last six presidential popular votes is being counted on to carry Trump’s campaign.
Trump conned Republicans into handing him their presidential nomination, and now the burden of carrying his deeply flawed campaign is crushing their party.
August 8, 2016, 12:34 amI will bring jobs back to America
August 7, 2016, 12:42 amBest Buds
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