Trump makes his pitch for the black vote
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Tuesday accused Hillary Clinton of "bigotry" and said she's taking black voters for granted.This was a surprisingly coherent speech by Trump. It is a case that needed to be made. Whether it can break through the hostility in the black community is another question. They have been accepting Democrat lies for a long time.
Trump claimed during his speech in West Bend, Wis., that Democrats have "done nothing in return" for the votes of African-Americans.
"They’ve taken advantage of the African-American citizen," Trump said. "It’s time to give the Democrats some competition for these votes and it’s time to rebuild the inner cities of America and reject the failed, rigged system.
"We reject the bigotry of Hillary Clinton, which panders to and talks down to communities of color and sees them only as votes, that's all they care about, not as human beings worthy of a better future," he said. "They have taken advantage."
Trump also made the case that African-Americans were the hardest hit by a lack of policing. Trump called for enhancing law enforcement in the wake of increased racial tension following the fatal police-involved shooting of a black man in Milwaukee — about 40 miles from where he gave his Tuesday speech — who authorities say was armed.
Trump said that "law-abiding African-American citizens living in these neighborhoods" are impacted the most by a lack of law and order, adding, "There is no compassion in tolerating lawless conduct for anyone."