Trump Blames Race Issues on Dems: ‘The Democrats Have Ruled the Inner Cities For 100 Years’

During an interview with Sean Hannity Wednesday night, President Donald Trump pointed the finger at Democrats for the state of affairs in the inner cities after Hannity asked how he would help minorities.

“[Democrats] will say ‘Oh, [Republican] policies are racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic,'” Hannity said. “Their policies haven’t helped the minority communities in America. Is there a way from the federal government’s perspective that you can bring economic opportunity? And safety?”

Trump answered in the affirmative and proceeded to blame Democrats for those issues.

“The Democrats have ruled the inner cities for 100 years,” Trump said. “This is their rule…The Democrats have truly ruled.”

Trump added:

We’re doing a good job. [HUD Secretary] Ben Carson is doing a great job at HUD. He’s got great heart…But the Democrats ruled the inner cities. And when I say, ‘What you have to lose?’ It’s so bad that, really, the Republicans should be starting to do very well. But we’re doing a good job and we’re stopping a lot of the crime.

What does Trump have to lose on his approval ratings with black voters? About six percent — according to a Sept. 27 Quinnipiac poll. That number represents the segment of black voters who think Trump is fit for the Presidency.

Watch above, via Fox News.

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