Clinton Aide on Trump Pitch to African-Americans: He's 'Out of Touch'
A top Hillary Clinton campaign official responded to Donald Trump’s call for African-Americans to vote for him by accusing the businessman as indifferent to the support of white supremacists and referring to Trump’s past questioning of President Barack Obama’s birthplace.
At a Michigan rally Friday, Trump cited what he called high unemployment and poor schools to argue that Democrats have failed them. "To those hurting, I say: What do you have to lose by trying something new like Trump?" the Republican nominee said.
Hillary for America Director of State Campaigns and Political Engagement Marlon Marshall hit back Friday.
"Donald Trump asks what the African American community has to lose by voting for him. The answer is everything from a man who questions the citizenship of the first African American President, courts white supremacists, and has been sued for housing discrimination against communities of color,” Marshall said.
"Trump painting the entire community as living in poverty with no jobs continues to show he is completely out of touch with the African American community," he said.
Clinton on Twitter responded to a Tweeted portion of Trump’s speech with: "This is so ignorant it’s staggering."