People of Color React to Trump’s Speech Detailing His Pitch to Black Voters
As he spoke in Wisconsin tonight, GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump made an appeal to voters of color. As there has been rioting in Milwaukee following the police shooting of a young black man and Trump is currently polling at 1% among African Americans, the topic seems timely enough.
Are people of color into the speech?
trump saw that he was getting 1% from black people and said “too high”
— shrillary tintin (@theshrillest) August 17, 2016
Donald Trump is getting African American outreach wrong in the exact way that the GOP has been getting it wrong for my entire life.
— Petey RobLowe (@jteeDC) August 17, 2016
Among other things, Trump has spoken all kinds of craziness about President Obama. Why would black folks vote for such a man? #XanaxTrump
— Damon Bethea (@damonbethea1) August 17, 2016
Trump went to Wisconsin to woo the 1% of black voters that support him, which is weird because that 1% already works on his campaign.
— I, Hoebot. (@eclecticbrotha) August 17, 2016
The only black people I’ve seen here in the last four and a half hours are employees of the venue. https://t.co/407vZJCT7w
— jg (@JustinGlawe) August 17, 2016
We’re 20 minutes into this speech in which Trump is making pitch to African-Africans and he hasn’t said one specific thing he’ll do for them
— Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) August 17, 2016
Is anyone of any color into it?
Trump speaking *as if* he is appealing directly to black voters – note that campaign chose West Bend for this address, which is 95% white.
— Ari Melber MSNBC (@AriMelber) August 17, 2016
Why isn’t Trump making this speech in the black areas of Milwaukee? Oh right: gutless.
— Harold Itzkowitz (@HaroldItz) August 17, 2016
I’m trying to imagine the conversation at Trump HQ.
“We need to make a pitch to black voters.”
“Let’s do that in a nearly all-white town.”
— Chris Megerian (@ChrisMegerian) August 17, 2016
Is Trump… trying to pretend … that he cares about black people? Holy crap. This speech needs a laugh track.
— Scott Weinberg (@scottEweinberg) August 17, 2016
Ohhhh, I get it. This speech is written for conservative pundits to talk about how this speech is written for African-American voters.
— Kaili Joy Gray (@KailiJoy) August 17, 2016
Trump: Immigrants will “take all the jobs, including from low-income African Americans.”
He doesn’t even know he’s being racist.
— Christina Wilkie (@christinawilkie) August 17, 2016
Well, some are:
Great Trump speech. Imagine how much better off Black Americans would be today, if Dems hadn’t decided to dump 30 million 3d worlders on US
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) August 17, 2016
Who knows what future polls will reveal about how the speech went over, though?
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