Trump Campaign Manager: ‘I’m White. I Was Very Moved’ by Pitch to Black Voters
Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, suggested on Sunday that she was “moved” by Donald Trump’s ploy to African-American voters.
“Those comments are for all Americans. And I live in a white community. I’m white. I was very moved by his comment,” she said on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday.
“In other words, he is trying to tell Americans that we can do better. And the thing that he said that I think got a great deal of resonance is that maybe [Democratic presidential nominee] Hillary Clintonlooks at you as voters as your — takes you for granted. I look at you as people.”
The Hill reports:
During a campaign rally, Trump made a pitch to African-Americans, asking them what they have to lose by supporting his candidacy.
“You’re living in poverty; your schools are no good; you have no jobs; 58 percent of your youth is unemployed,” he said. “What the hell do you have to lose?”
On Sunday, Conway said the GOP nominee was trying to get the point across that “you can’t do any worse.”
“If you think 58 percent of unemployment in the African-American youth community is a good idea, then absolutely please go vote for Hillary Clinton, everyone,” she said.
She went on to tout Trump’s positions, saying he supports school choice vouchers and charter schools for African-American students, Hispanic students and “everybody really.”
“But these benefit — I’ve done a lot of work in that space here in New York City. And it’s just remarkable to see the quality education that these students, who are fully capable and very intelligent, receive through school choice and charters,” she said.
“Hillary Clinton’s against those.”
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