Donald Trump has been reaching out to Black voters for the past several weeks, bringing a message of hope to urban communities that have been plagued by crime, poverty and job loses over the years.
Trump is making a play for a voting bloc that has been typically dominated by Democrats in the past election cycles, with Obama receiving 93% of the Black vote in 2012, but this year is shaping up to very different for Hillary Clinton.
In making an appeal to African-American voters, Donald Trump joined Ben Carson and Omarosa Manigault (one of the first contestants on The Apprentice) at the Great Faith International Ministries church in Detroit today.
Donald Trump emphasized job creation and bringing new opportunities to impoverished black communities. He said, “The African-American faith community has been one of God’s greatest gifts to America and its people”. Trump vowed to deliver a higher quality of education for the children of Black communities as well as a safer environment for everyone.
In a very tempered speech, Trump placed an emphasis on faith, stating that “It’s from these pews that our nation has been inspired toward a better moral character, a deeper concern for mankind and a spirit of charity and unity that binds us all together”.
Trump continued as he told the audience that “our nation is too divided” and “I’m here today to learn”.
His message was one of reform, going outside the establishment and building upon the foundation of the party of Lincoln.
Trump concluded his speech with a Bible verse, which was very well received by audience, as they gave him a standing ovation.
I’d like to conclude with a passage from First John, Chapter 4: You know it! You see most groups I speak to don’t know that. But we know. If you want we can say it together. “No one has ever seen God but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) September 3, 2016
This latest event comes after a long string of outreach attempts to minority communities in recent weeks, as Trump also touched base with Black and Hispanic voters on Thursday with Pastor Mark Burns.
As Trump continues to make gains with voters, now overtaking Hillary Clinton in several national polls, the Democrats have got to be getting concerned that he is chipping away at a voter bloc that they have traditionally dominated without any effort.
I suspect the Clinton campaign is aware of this looming threat, as that’s why Hillary decided to give speech last Thursday on the dangers of the “alt right” movement that has propelled Trump to the top of the Republican ticket. In her speech Clinton gave stark warnings of “racism” and bigotry” within the radical fringe groups supporting Trump, and warned African-American voters to not fall for Trump’s lies.
Ironic, coming from a person who lied to the nation, the government and the FBI when she said she didn’t send or receive any classified information on her private email server.
If Donald Trump continues his outreach to minorities and can chip away at the Democrats majority with these voters, he can easily beat Romney’s Hispanic and Black voter percentages in 2012, which is all Trump needs for a victory in November.
You can view Trump’s entire speech at the Great Faith International Ministries church in Detroit below: