Trump: GOP ‘must do better’ on African-American outreach
Donald Trump, whose campaign has been embroiled in countless racial controversies, called on the Republican Party on Saturday to improve its outreach to black voters.
“Outreach to the African-American community is an area where the Republican Party must do better,” said Trump, at an evening campaign stop in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
“The GOP is the party of Lincoln, and I want our party to be the home of the African-American vote once again. I want an inclusive country, and I want an inclusive party,” said Trump, who has made explicit appeals to black voters at recent rallies, including a widely criticized address in Michigan on Friday. A recent average of four national polls showed Trump with the support of 2 percent of black voters, behind not only Hillary Clinton at 86 percent, but also Green Party candidate Jill Stein at 5 percent and Libertarian Gary Johnson at 4 percent. – READ MORE