Trump is trying to defy the odds: George W. Bush won 11 percent of black voters in 2004 and Mitt Romney received only about 6 percent in 2012 against President Barack Obama.
But let’s review Trump’s past.
Trump was accused of making racial slurs against Black people in book written in 1991 by John R. O’Donnell, former president of Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino, called Trumped!
In the book, O’Donnell wrote that Trump once said, in reference to a Black accountant at Trump Plaza, “Laziness is a trait in Blacks.” He also said: “Black guys counting my money! I hate it. The only kind of people I want counting my money are short guys that wear yarmulkes every day.”
And in 1989, after the rape of a white female jogger in Central Park, Trump took out full-page newspaper ads calling for the return of the death penalty after five African-American teenagers were arrested for the assault. All five teenagers were eventually exonerated and Trump’s actions infuriated New York’s black community.
Today, Trump’s racial rhetoric continues to attract white supremacists who hate African-Americans and other people of color.
Obama said with conviction that Trump will never make it to the White House because voters will not rally around a former reality television star.
He may be right – but he could be wrong.
What do you think?