For Hillary Clinton to become the first woman elected president, she will need black voters to turn out in similar numbers as they did for President Barack Obama and it’s here that GOP rival Donald Trump sees an opportunity.
And his efforts at black voter outreach may prove to be more fruitful than the left believes, according to Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr.
Appearing on Fox News’ “Hannity,” Clarke laid out the biggest challenge facing the Democrat Party.
“The civil rights agenda of the 21st century for the Democrats has been to mainstream criminal behavior and more rights for criminals, but Donald was very clear — Mr. Trump, I’m sorry with all due respect — better schools for their kids, meaningful work, adequate housing … things like that are what the black community needs,” Clarke said.
“The problem for the Democrats right now is that they can’t look and extol the virtues of living in the ghetto, because that could kind of end this,” the sheriff added. “But they can’t say to black people, ‘Look around, isn’t this great?’ That’s the problem for them right now. They’re going to have to spend a lot more resources on this than they anticipate going into the final 60 days.”
Clarke was complimentary of Trump’s speech at the Greater Faith Ministries International Church in Detroit, saying the candidate did not pander to black voters like Clinton does.
“I liked the tone in which he talked to us. He talked to us like we’re adults, he didn’t talk to us like we’re a bunch of infants,” he told host Sean Hannity.
“And he didn’t show up in the very clumsy way like Mrs. Bill Clinton does, with the hot sauce in her purse and eating a plate of watermelon and thinking that’s cool.”
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