Donald Trump Rolls Out 'New Deal For Black America'
With 12 days remaining until Election Day Donald Trump is focusing the remainder of his campaign trying to secure the black vote.
During a stop in Charlotte today (Wednesday) the Republican presidential candidate delivered a policy focused speech that he referred to as “a new deal for black America.”
“That deal is grounded in three promises: safe communities, great education and high paying jobs,” The New York Times reported Trump told the crowd. According to The Times the group that Trump spoke to consisted of 700 people and was invitation only, in a setting very different to the often violent rallies that have been associated with his presidential campaign.
Trump offered some new proposals including a plan that would use tax holidays to help cities; a plan that would try to get foreign companies to invest in struggling neighborhoods here in America; and a new “federal disaster designation” that would help get money to impoverished metropolitan areas.
“I will further empower cities and states to seek a federal disaster designation for blighted communities” Trump said, trying to encourage “the rebuilding of vital infrastructure, the demolition of abandoned properties and the increased presence of law enforcement so we have safety in our community.”
However, according to The Times Trump failed to mention the source of the money that would fund these endeavors.
Trump’s speech was held not too far from where protests and riots erupted after last month’s police shooting death of unarmed Keith Lamont Scott. The GOP nominee criticized what he called “uneven justice,” and stated that the solution to making black neighborhoods safer is having more police officers present in those areas.
Trump hasn’t done well to sway black voters to his side. A CBS News poll from this month has found that Trump has secured just 4 percent of the Black vote.