In his latest attempt to reach black voters, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump made an appearance in a Detroit church on Saturday.
Trump’s speech was clearly written in an effort to change the conversation about Trump and minority voters. However, it was hardly convincing.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) September 3, 2016
It is incredibly obvious that Trump is not a very religious man — in fact, the Pope has openly stated that Trump’s actions are ‘not Christian.’ With that in mind, Trump’s speech came off as simply another desperate attempt to reach black voters — a demographic that his campaign is quickly learning that he cannot do without. As it stands, Donald Trump will not take the white house if he does not garner a significant faction of the minority vote.
Many took to Twitter during his speech to voice how they truly feel about Trump’s latest move.
— ✨jana✨ (@LiberalCaliGal) September 3, 2016
#TrumpInDetroit Pandering to white people by acting like he "has a great relationship with the blacks." Nobody's fooled, you orange prick.
— Quantum Mechanic® (@JamesEFinch) September 3, 2016
— maril deo (@marildeo) September 3, 2016
Many have stated that Trump’s descriptions of black communities are essentially a white supremacist fantasy. In many respects, this may very well be true. Trump describes black communities as hot beds for crime that are desperate for relief, while ignoring the real issues that face black Americans in these communities each day.
Trump’s campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, tweeted a quote from Trump’s speech which read, “Our nation is too divided. We talk past each other and not to each other. I’m here today to learn.”
— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) September 3, 2016
Clearly, the Trump campaign is hearing the concerns of the people. Many have stated that Trump doesn’t support communities of color as a result of his divisive rhetoric — tactics he undoubtedly used to appeal to his white conservative base. However, it’s unlikely that the campaign will be able to bounce back from that and take more of the minority vote in time for the November election.
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