Trump in Charlotte promises ‘new deal for Black America’

by WorldTribune Staff, October 27, 2016

Years of Democratic rule is responsible for leaving black Americans behind, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Oct. 26 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

In calling for a “new deal for black America,” Trump said that “whether you vote for me or not, I will be your greatest champion. We live in a very divided country and I will be your greatest champion.”

Donald Trump speaks to North Carolina faith and community leaders at a campaign event in Charlotte on Oct. 26. /Reuters
Donald Trump speaks to North Carolina faith and community leaders at a campaign event in Charlotte on Oct. 26. /Reuters

“My deal is grounded in three promises: safe communities, great education, and high-paying jobs,” Trump said.

Trump called for incentives to move companies into blighted neighborhoods to bolster employment, help African-Americans get better access to credit and push cities to declare “blighted communities” disaster areas to help rebuild infrastructure.

“African-American citizens have sacrificed so much for our nation,” Trump said. “They fought and died in every war since the Revolution and from the pews and the picket lines, they’ve lifted up the conscience of our country in the long march for civil rights. Yet too many African-Americans have been left behind.”

Trump called on voters to repudiate Hillary Clinton and the Democrats in favor of change.

“American politics is caught in a time loop, we keep electing the same people over and over and over,” he said.

“Every day, I’m out on the trail proposing fresh solutions and new thinking. And every day, the same people, getting rich off our broken system, say we can’t change and we can’t try anything new, because it’s not good for them.”

He also said he’d support increasing the number of police officers, connecting a lack of officers to a rise in murder rates in major cities.

Trump said he would focus on removing “gang-members and criminal cartels,” and blamed Clinton for promoting a “war on police.”

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