DAILYKENN.com -- How odd. The most racist president in American history has improved black uneployment to a record low.
Unable to fault the president's performance, the far left has taken to smearing the president as a racist in a campaign of calumny. The president's campaign is responding by reaching out to black voters by highlighting his record.
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President Donald Trump is looking to woo black voters — if he can make them forget about his tweets.
The Trump 2020 campaign has been quietly reaching out to prominent African Americans about joining its latest coalition, intended to boost Republican support in the black community. The effort comes just as the president capped off a month filled with racially divisive language and Twitter taunts aimed at House Oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings and four freshman congresswomen of color.
Critics may find the timing of the outreach outrageous. But the campaign hopes that if it can shave just a few percentage points off Democrats’ overwhelming support among black voters, it can boost voter turnout in eight or so key states such as Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania — each of which Trump won in 2016 by less than 1 percentage point.
The campaign’s pitch to African Americans is simple: Ignore the president’s words and instead focus on his policies, the state of the economy, the low unemployment rate, the passage of criminal justice reform and the creation of Opportunity Zones, which are meant to bolster investment in underserved or poorer cities.
When Trump took office in January 2017, the unemployment rate among African Americans was 7.7 percent. Friday’s jobs report pegged it at 6 percent for July.
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