Donald Trump, “The Democratic Party is the Party of Slavery”
Tuesday night, Donald Trump, the GOP nominee for President of the United States called Democrats the “party of slavery” and praised the millions of African Americans with career successes, as he moves to reach out to Black voters.
Donald Trump is making strong efforts to appeal to Black and Hispanic voters, groups that generally support Democrats and expected to vote for Hillary Clinton in the 8 November election.
“The Republican Party is the party of Abraham Lincoln,” Donald Trump said at a rally in Everett, Washington.
“It is the Democratic Part that is the party of slavery, the party of Jim Crow and the party of opposition,” he said, referring to racial segregation laws that once existed in the American South.
The Republican nominee has said Democrats failed minority voters with economic policies that have not improved their job prospects, but his attempts have been criticized for painting a bleak view of the lives of all Black and Hispanic Americans.
Hillary Clinton last week released an ad mocking Mr. Trump’s attempts to reach those groups and showing headlines about a racial discrimination lawsuit his real estate company faced in the 1970’s.
A prominent supporter of Donald Trump’s Tuesday apologized for sending out a tweet that showed a cartoon image of Hillary Clinton in Blackface with her husband Bill dressed as a ‘Hillbilly” at a Arkansas costume party.
Donald Trump said at the rally Tuesday night that millions of Black Americans “have succeeded greatly” in art, science, sports and other endeavors.
“But we must also talk about those who have been left behind, the millions suffering in disastrous conditions in so many of our inner cities,” he said.
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