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Donald Trump said black voters should revisit their traditional support for Democrats in November.
“If African-Americans give Donald Trump a chance by giving me their vote, the result for them will be amazing,” he said in a scripted speech Thursday in Charlotte, N.C.
“Look at how badly things are going under decades of Democratic leadership – look at the schools, look at the 58 percent of young African-Americans not working,” Trump added. “It is time for change.
“What do you have to lose by trying something new? I will fix it. This means so much to me, and I will work as hard as I can to bring new opportunity to places in our country which have not known opportunity in a very long time.”
Trump said Democrats like Hillary Clinton, his rival for the presidency, have not rewarded black voters’ faith in them.
“Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party have taken African-American votes totally for granted,” he said. “Because the votes have been automatically there, there has been no reason for Democrats to produce.
“It is time to break with the failures of the past, and to fight for every last American child in this country to have the better future they deserve.”
Trump, the GOP’s presidential nominee, added his policies would help all voters, not just African-Americans.
“We cannot make America great again if we leave any community behind,” he said. “I will not rest until every child of color in this country is included in the American Dream.
“Jobs, safety, opportunity. Fair and equal representation. This is what I promise to African-Americans, Hispanic Americans, and all Americans.”
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