Trump: ‘I Would Be so Angry’ at Obama If I Were Black
Donald Trump criticized President Barack Obama for being an ineffective president who did nothing to advance the status of African-Americans in American society.
“People don’t know I’m a unifier,” Trump, the GOP front-runner, said at a rally in Myrtle Beach, S.C. “You know, Barack Obama, African-American. If I were African-American, I would be so angry at him.”
“African-American youth has an almost 60 percent unemployment rate,” he said. “African-American people that are 25, prime-time age, 25 to 40, have such a high unemployment rate, you wouldn’t believe it. It’s gone up and it’s gotten worse since he’s been president.”
The Hill reports:
The Bureau of Labor Statistics most recent report says the U.S. unemployment rate is 4.9 percent. African-Americans had an 8.8 percent jobless rate.
The billionaire said he would do more to help the African-American community than Obama has done.
“Now, he’s African-American,” Trump said. “If I were African-American, I wouldn’t like him very much. I will do more for the African-American people than Barack Obama has ever done.
“I’ll do more in one year, I will do more for the African-American people in one year than Barack Obama has done in his seven year, soon to be eight years. And then, by the way, he’s out, and thank goodness,” he added.
Trump also suggested he would win over a surprising number of Democrats in a general election.
“By the way, we’re going to have a tremendous crossover vote, you watch,” he said. “But you know what? We’re going to have a tremendous crossover vote. People have no idea.”
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