He made his pitch to an audience of white people
For Republican Party presidential nominee Donald Trump, there’s only one way to go with the black vote and that’s up. In several polls conducted this month, he’s attracting just 1 percent of the black vote nationwide. By comparison, Democrat Hillary Clinton is winning 85 to 89 percent of the black vote, while Libertarian Gary Johnson is bringing in about seven percent and the Green Party’s Jill Stein is still ahead of Trump at 2. Trump’s poor performance is embarrassing even compared to Republican Mitt Romney’s poor performance in 2012 where he received only 5 percent of the black vote.
On Tuesday, Trump tried to reverse his fortunes with black voters by holding a rally in Wisconsin to a sea of a thousand white people in a town with virtually no black residents. In his speech, Trump placed blame for problems facing the African-American community on Democratic policies. “Democratic crime policies, education policies, and economic policies have produced only more crime, more broken homes, and more poverty,” Trump told the crowd of white people. Then came the big pitch: “I’m asking for the vote of every African-American citizen, struggling in our country today, who want a different and much better future,” the GOP presidential candidate said.
After his half-assed attempt to court the black vote, Twitter had a field day.
Donald Trump who claimed 1st African American President wasn't legitimate now asks African Americans to vote for him https://t.co/QODL9X115f— #ObamaBestEver (@#ObamaBestEver)1471410650.0
Donald Trump said the "Democrats" failed African Americans..But Trump was sued for discriminating against Blacks https://t.co/MBVTSEUSlb— Tariq Nasheed 🇺🇸 (@Tariq Nasheed 🇺🇸)1471404871.0
Donald Trump is reaching out to African Americans In Wisconsin. 👀🤔 https://t.co/RnnTfxXhnZ— al•che•MEL•ist 💭 (@al•che•MEL•ist 💭)1471403195.0
Since @realDonaldTrump wants to pander to African Americans can we discuss his racist housing discrimination policy? https://t.co/7Y4VBpCs2o— Secola Edwards (@Secola Edwards)1471402962.0
I agree with Trump. Republicans DO take the black vote seriously — so seriously they're doing all they can to stop blacks from using it.— Victor Laszlo (@Victor Laszlo)1471478508.0
Trump angling for the black vote in a town with 300 total black people out of 31,000— Dad (@Dad)1471402216.0