Donald Trump’s Pitch To The African-American Community Falls On Deaf Ears

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.