The Trump campaign’s continuing problem with trying to explain why the candidate is working hard for black voters who seem out of reach, took another bad turn today when RNC chief strategist Sean Spicer refused to answer multiple questions over why Trump won’t take his pitch directly to black audiences.
On Monday afternoon, Spicer sat down with CNN host Brianna Keilar to talk about Trump’s faltering campaign, when the host brought up Trump’s pitch for black votes — including telling black voters “What do you have to lose?” — before audiences that are 98 percent white.
“Why doesn’t he talk to an audience of black voters or go to a community that is at least 10 percent African-American? He hasn’t been doing that,” Keilar asked.
Spicer attempted to brush off the question saying that Trump is trying to speak to all American voters, while adding that the venues Trump speaks at were booked months in advance.
Keilar, who had a memorable exchange with Trump’s lawyer last week over the candidate’s terrible poll numbers, wasn’t having it and continued to to press Spicer on the candidate’s avoidance of black communities, only to have the spokesperson change the subject to Hillary Clinton’s emails.
She then tried another approach, asking Spicer: “If you were advising a candidate who is trying to, say, reach out to women, would you go to a room of men to deliver that message?”
What resulted was Spicer failing to answer again, and when Keilar pressed him some more, he grew angry and then demanded to be allowed to answer the question — before switching the topic back to Clinton again and asked why no one was talking about her.
Keilar smiled and replied, “You know, Sean, the nice thing about CNN is that we have plenty of time to discuss both things and I agree with you that that is something we should discuss.”
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