Donald Trump is really taking that “my African-American” thing seriously. Despite support from former KKK leaders, Trump’s acceptance speech from last night’s primary wins included a bizarre moment in his typical ramblings.
“We’re going to rebuild our inner cities, which are absolutely a shame and so sad,” Trump said. “We’re going to take care of our African-American people that have been mistreated for so long.”
This was the second time in a week Trump has taken ownership of African-Americans in a speech. The first time was during a speech in Los Angeles when Trump pointed to Gregory Cheadle in Trump’s rally crowd calling him “my African-American.” Cheadle later admitted he was at the rally to see the show and doesn’t actually support Trump for president.
Twitter was not happy about it either. Many tweeted that statements like this were indicative of Trump’s historically racist perspective. It only adds to the problems Trump has had this week with members of his own party calling him out for racist remarks against a California judge presiding over his Trump University case.
hey don what are you hinting at there?
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) June 8, 2016
We're going to "take care of OUR African American people." Trump too stupid, too racist to know what he just said.
— Grace Laine (@TAW3343) June 8, 2016
Trump: "We are going to take care of our African American people that have been mistreated for so long." pic.twitter.com/sovYjyXKmY
— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) June 8, 2016
"We are going to take care of our African American people."
What a Friggin' Idiot
— Maggie Jordan (@MaggieJordanACN) June 8, 2016
Did Trump say "our" African-American people? As in possessive?
No, that's not racist at all.
— Sarah Wood (@SarahWoodwriter) June 8, 2016
"We're gonna take care of our African-American people, who've been mistreated for so long."
No thanks, Don. I'm good.
— Greg Greene (@ggreeneva) June 8, 2016
"Our African American people". Dude, even your prepared speeches are Trumpster fires. @realDonaldTrump
— Liberal Librarian (@Lib_Librarian) June 8, 2016
Trump: It's gonna be great. We are going to give "our African American people" 3/5 of a vote.
— jeremy scahill (@jeremyscahill) June 8, 2016
Trump: "We are going to take care of our African-American people"
Translation: Trump still doesn't get it.
— Roger Simon (@politicoroger) June 8, 2016
Yeah, references to owning black people are way overblown. Not racist at all. Nope. https://t.co/RgrXzOKsBL
— Sarah Wood (@SarahWoodwriter) June 8, 2016
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