Trump courts black voters in West Bend speech

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump went to the suburbs Tuesday night to talk about America’s inner cities, court African-American voters and lay out a plan to restore law and order in the country.

“I’m asking for the vote of every African-American citizen struggling in our country today who wants a different and much better future,” Trump said in Washington County, which has a black population of 1.2%, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

“It’s time for our society to address some honest and very, very difficult truths,” Trump said. “The Democratic Party has failed and betrayed the African-American community. Democratic crime policies, education policies and economic policies have produced only more crime, more broken homes and more poverty.”

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