Addressing A White Crowd, Trump Appeals To African-American Voters

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“Crime and violence is an attack on the poor and will never be accepted in a Trump administration,” claimed the GOP presidential hopeful.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump tried to deliver an unexpected pitch to African-American voters across the country on Tuesday, by accusing Democratic rival Hillary Clinton of bigotry and promising more police in black communities to make them safer.

During a law and order speech in West Bend, Wisconsin, the crude billionaire talked about the recent riots in Milwaukee following the police death of an armed African-American man, Sylville Smith.

The White House hopeful blamed the former secretary of state and her party of taking advantage of black voters and betraying the minority community.

“[Clinton] panders to and talks down to communities of color and sees them only as votes, not as individual human beings worthy of a better future,” Trump said. “She doesn’t care at all about the hurting people of this country, or the suffering she has caused them.”

Considering how the business mogul is currently polling at 1 percent among African Americans, no doubt he thought it was the best time to make a case against Clinton.

“The violence, riots and destruction that have taken place in Milwaukee is an assault on the right of citizens to live in security and to live in peace,” he added. “Law and order must be restored. It must be restored for the sake of all but most especially for the sake of those living in the affected communities, of which there are many.”

He then appealed directly to the voters.

“The main victims of these riots are law-abiding African-American citizens living in these neighborhoods,” Trump continued. “It's their job, it's their homes, it's their schools and communities which will suffer the most as a result. There is no compassion in tolerating lawless conduct for anyone. Crime and violence is an attack on the poor and will never be accepted in a Trump administration.”

However, viewers were quick to point out one important detail: There was an obvious lack of black people at the event…

Or in the city, for that matter.

The rally took place in West Bend, whose population, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2014 statistics, is only 1 percent African-American.

Not to mention, people were literally selling Confederate flags outside the venue:

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Black people from all across the country had a lot to say about Trump’s speech.

Many called out his racist business policies:

As well as his hypocrisy:

Trump’s racism, particularly toward black people, is no secret.

The former reality TV star has not only kicked African Americans out his campaign events, but also reportedly declined invitations to speak at the NAACP, Urban League and the recent National Association of Black Journalists/National Association of Hispanic Journalists convention.

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