Speaking at a campaign rally in Dimondale, Michigan, a suburb of Lansing on Friday, Donald Trump continued his strategy this week of reaching out to black voters in parts of economically depressed Michigan.
“What do you have to lose?” Trump asked the audience, a question directed squarely at black voters who have tended to vote overwhelmingly for Democrats the past several decades.
“You’re living in poverty. Your schools are no good. You have no jobs. 58 percent of your youth is unemployed. What the hell do you have to lose?” Trump asked again.
Trump then predicted that after his first term in office, assuming that he comes from behind to defeat Hillary Clinton, that in his re-election he will garner a whopping Obama-like 95 percent of the black vote, a number never seen before by Republicans.
And he both promises and guarantees it…
“And at the end of four years — I guarantee you — that I will get over 95 percent of the African-American, I promise you.”
Trump pointing out how liberal Democrat policies have ruined many black families and how the Democrat Party has used and abused black voters for decades should be applauded. It’s gone on for far too long and should stop.
But guaranteeing that he’ll get 95 percent of the black vote is an outrageous exaggeration that reduces his credibility. He was doing great until he made that guarantee.