Speaking at an event in Redding, California, Trump condemned the violent protests that had broken out after his campaign rally in San Jose the night before and called the protesters “thugs.” Trump claimed he always tells his supporters to “be very gentle” with demonstrators — despite having frequently encouraged violence at his campaign events.
Trump then started a story about a rally in Tucson, Arizona, the place where a black Trump supporter punched a protester wearing a KKK hood.
“We experienced a case where we had an African-American guy who was a big fan of mine. Great fan. Great guy. The truth is I wish to get to know what’s happening with him,” Trump said, before pointing to a man inside the crowd. “Look at my African-American over here. Examine him. Are you the most? You are aware what I’m talking about? OK.”
“Everyone thought the African-American was against me,” he was quoted saying in regards to the incident with the Tucson rally. “And it was actually the flip side it.”
Trump continued by insinuating that the media has hidden his black supporters.
“We have tremendous African-American support,” he said. “The reason is I’m intending to bring jobs to our country. However when these sleazy people, these dishonest individuals who never show the crowds … And showed that event, it made it appear like the white guy was on my side.”
The presumptive GOP nominee has previously claimed he’ll prosper with black voters in November’s general election. However, a Quinnipiac Poll released today found Hillary Clinton winning 93 percent of a given black vote inside a potential match-up having the business mogul.
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