Donald Trump makes a plea for the black and poor vote at a campaign rally Friday night in Dimondale, Michigan following a tour of the devastation of flood-ravaged Louisiana earlier in the day.
Trump said Americans must reject the "bigotry" of Hillary Clinton as she only sees African-Americans as votes and not as people. Trump said, speaking of cities like Detroit, "this is the legacy of the Democratic politicians who have run this city."
"No group in America has been more harmed by Hillary Clinton's policies than African-Americans. No group," he said. "No group. If Hillary Clinton's goal was to inflict pain on the African-American community, she could not have done a better job. It's a disgrace."
"Tonight, I am asking for the vote of every African-American citizen in this country who wants a better future," Trump said in Michigan.
Trump said a new future requires new leadership. The Republican presidential nominee reached out to black voters and asked, "what do you have to lose by trying something new?"
"At what point do we say enough?" Trump asked.
Trump said Clinton would rather have immigrants come to the country and take jobs than to assist the poverty-laden inner-cities.
"Hillary Clinton would rather provide a job to a refugee from overseas than to unemployed," Trump said Friday.
TRUMP: No group in America has been more harmed by Hillary Clinton's policies than African-Americans. No group. No group. If Hillary Clinton's goal was to inflict pain on the African-American community, she could not have done a better job. It's a disgrace.
Tonight, I am asking for the vote of every African-American citizen in this country who wants a better future.
Trump: "If Clinton's goal was to inflict pain on African-American community she couldn't have done a better job." https://t.co/QXYmTsiOWb— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) August 19, 2016
The inner cities of our country have been run by the Democratic Party for 50 years. Their policies have produced only poverty, joblessness, failing schools, and broken homes.
It is time to hold Democratic Politicians accountable for what they have done to these communities. It is time to hold failed leaders accountable for their results, not just their empty words.
Look at what the Democratic Party has done to the city of Detroit.
Forty percent of Detroit’s residents live in poverty. Half of all Detroit residents do not work.
Detroit tops the list of Most Dangerous Cities in terms of violent crime.
This is the legacy of the Democrat politicians who have run this city. This is the result of the policy agenda embraced by Hillary Clinton.
The only way to change results is to change leadership.
We can never fix our problems by relying on the same politicians who created our problems in the first place.
Trump in Michigan to African-American voters: “What do you have to lose by trying something new, like Trump?” https://t.co/uQXDx4hCTJ— CNN (@CNN) August 19, 2016
A new future requires brand-new leadership. Look at how much African-American communities have suffered under Democratic control. To those hurting, I say: what do you have to lose by trying something new? Like Trump? What do you have to lose?
Look at how much African-American communities have suffered under Democratic control. To those hurting, I say: what do you have to lose by trying something new? I say it again, what do you have to lose? Look, what do you have to lose? You're living in poverty, your schools are no good, you have no jobs. 58% of your youth is unemployed. What the hell do you have to lose?
And at the end of four years I guarantee that I will get over 95% of the African-American vote. I promise you. Because I will produce for the inner-cities and I will produce for the African-Americans.
And the Democrats, the Democrats will not produce, and all they've done is taken advantage of your vote. That's all they've done. And once the election's over, they go back to their palaces in Washington, and you know what, they do nothing for you. Just remember it. So, you have nothing to lose. one thing we know for sure is that if you keep voting for the same people, you will keep getting the same, exactly the same result.
My administration will go to work for you as no one has done before. We will work. We will bring back jobs. We will work.
By contrast, the one thing every item in Hillary Clinton’s agenda has in common is that it takes jobs and opportunities from African-American workers.
Hillary Clinton supports open borders. Which means many things, but it means people pour in and they take your jobs, whether you like it or don't like it, they take your jobs.
Her fierce opposition to school choice. You need choice. You have to get your children into good schools. You do that through competition. You need choice.
Her plan to massively raise taxes on small businesses and everyone... Her opposition to American energy. And her record of giving our jobs away to other countries.
It takes jobs away from all workers because your companies are leaving Michigan, your companies are leaving every single state in our union. They're going to Mexico. They're going everywhere but here.
America must reject the bigotry of Hillary Clinton who sees communities of color only as votes, not as human beings worthy of a better future.
Hillary Clinton would rather provide a job to a refugee from overseas than to give that job to unemployed African-American youth in cities like Detroit who have become refugees in their own country.
It's time to get our country back to work, and that includes an all-out effort to help young African-Americans get the good-paying jobs that they deserve...
Hillary Clinton wants to be America's Angela Merkel. By the way, for the price of supporting one refugee in the United States, we could support 12 in a safe zone in the Middle East, in Syria.