Brad Woodhouse, president of the pro-Clinton advocacy group 'Correct The Record' responds to Donald Trump's apology for offensive statements and his appeal to black voters in an interview with MSNBC's Joy Ann Reid.
About Trump's 'apology' in his speech Thursday in North Carolina: "Well, look, I don't -- I don't take it to heart very much. I mean, if you listen to the crowd, they didn't even believe it. They started chanting "Trump, Trump, Trump." They kind of smiled, like wink, wink. He didn't apologize for anything specific. It was very tortured. It sounded like it was something he was urged to do to prove this latest campaign shake-up represents a real pivot. But I think it's hard to take somebody at their word that they regret anything, who has so repeatedly offended people and lied throughout the course of the campaign."
About Trump's appeal to African-Americans: "Well, that is completely outrageous. I mean, let's remember here, here's someone who was in Wisconsin the other day, talking, you know, talking about a -- a good game about the African-American community in front of an audience that was 95 to 99% white. He's rejected every invitation to speak before African-American audiences, NAACP and others. And here's someone who lived in birtherism. Joy, this birtherism against President Obama was nothing more than a dog whistle to tea party voters at the time, to say that the president is an other. He was other. He was muslim, he was Kenyan, and he was black. So this is an unbelievable from Donald Trump. You can't trust him on these issues."
Trump to African-Americans, w/ lots of deviations from prompter: "What do you have to lose by trying something new?" pic.twitter.com/vPJtz7ApkS— Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) August 19, 2016