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Trump: Democrats Are ‘the Party of Slavery’

Donald Trump appealed to African American voters on Tuesday by claiming that the Democratic Party was ‘the party of slavery’ while the Republican Party was ‘the party of Abraham Lincoln’.

The Hill reports:

Donald Trump on Tuesday called the Democratic Party the “party of slavery,” blaming them for oppressing African-Americans.

Speaking at a rally in Everett, Wash., the GOP nominee blasted Hillary Clinton and her party for taking black voters for granted.

“Remember … the Republican Party is the party of Abraham Lincoln. Not bad,” Trump said. “It’s also the party of freedom equality and opportunity — people have forgotten it so long now.”

“It is the Democratic Party that is the party of slavery, the party of Jim Crow and the party of opposition.”

The remarks come after a week of Trump making an explicit pitch to black voters — who overwhelmingly favor Clinton, the Democratic standard-bearer — that included calling his opponent a bigot.

“Tonight, I am asking for the vote of every African-American and Hispanic citizen in this country who wants a better future, who wants to see real, positive change,” Trump said Tuesday. “The inner cities of our country have been run by the Democratic regime for so long.”

“These Democratic policies — the policies of Hillary Clinton — have produced only poverty, joblessness, failing schools, broken homes, and rising crime,” he continued. “And it’s only getting worse. They don’t care about you.”

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