Trump gets backlash from black leaders over comments on black vote

Former President Donald Trump is facing heat from various black political leaders after he suggested he is a favorite among black voters.

Trump was in South Carolina on Friday when he said black voters like him “because they have been hurt so badly and discriminated against, and they actually viewed me as being discriminated against.” He also claimed the black community “embraced” his mugshot “more than anybody else.”

The Democratic National Committee sounded off on the comments soon after. Press secretary Sarafina Chitika is a black woman herself.

“This might come as news to Trump, but pushing tired tropes, wannabe Jordans, and mugshot t-shirts isn’t going to win over Black voters who suffered through record high unemployment and skyrocketing uninsured rates under his leadership,” Chitika said in a statement. “Trump is showing Black voters exactly what he
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