On this week's 'Fox News Sunday,' Donald Trump's campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said that the campaign is planning to do minority outreach events in inner cities, specifically at black churches.
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TRUMP heads to inner-city Detroit, as he continues black outreach efforts. First on Bloomy: https://t.co/3RawBOzozq
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TRUMP will speak at Great Faith Ministries, inner-city black church in Detroit, pastor is head of largest black TV network in USA.
Trump has faced criticism from Clinton surrogates for speaking to black voters in front of mostly white audiences.
"We’re going to leave it all on the field," she said when asked if the campaign would speak directly to black audiences. "That includes going where the voters are and taking the case directly to them in their churches."
"I pledge to you, and everybody who's watching, that those events are actually being planned. And we're very excited about them," she said.
The Washington Post reports that Donald Trump has a trip to Detroit planned September 3, where Dr. Ben Carson will "guide him on a tour of the impoverished neighborhoods where he grew up."
“It’s wise before you start going into these places to put things out there for people to cogitate about, and not just walk into an environment where people might be so hostile they won’t listen to you,” Carson told the Post. “That’s what he has been doing: prepping the ground for what’s to come.”
"We're fighting for every single vote," Conway said Sunday. "And that includes going where the voters are and taking the case directly to them in their churches."
CHRIS WALLACE: Trump has been running for president, though, Kellyanne, since June of 2015. That's 14 months. Question -- how many times has he gone in to an American inner city and held an event for a largely black audience?
KELLYANNE CONWAY: I don't know the answer, but I can tell you there are some --
WALLACE: Let me say, would you be surprised if the answer is none? Never?
CONWAY: No, I would not be surprised. I will tell you, Chris, and I pledge to you, and everybody who's watching that those events are actually being planned. And we're very excited about them.
And, look, John McCain and Mitt Romney are fine -- they're wonderful human beings, great Americans. They were fine presidential nominees. John McCain got 4 percent of the African-American vote, and Mitt Romney improved that to a whopping 6 percent.
We're fighting for every single vote. We're going to leave it all on the field. And that includes going where the voters are and taking the case directly to them in their churches--
WALLACE: You say that, the fact is, in 14 month, he's never once been in an inner city and held an event for black Americans.