During last night’s ABC Presidential town hall hosted by George Stephanopoulos a man asked President Trump “When has America been great for African Americans?”
The man prefaced his question by saying “You’ve coined a phrase, make America great again.”
After Trump responds “Right” the man asks “When has America been great for African Americans in the ghetto of America? Are you aware of how tone deaf that comes off the African American community?”
President Trump responds “Well, I can say this, we have tremendous African American support. You’ve probably seen it in the polls. We’re doing extremely well with African-American, Hispanic-American at levels that you’ve rarely seen a Republican have.”
He continued “If you talk about make America great — if you look at just prior to — and I’m talking about for the black community — you look just prior to this horrible situation coming in from China, when the virus came in, that was the — probably the highest point, home ownership for the black community, home ownership, lower crime, the best jobs they’ve ever had, highest income, the best employment numbers they’ve ever had.”
“If you go back and you want to look over many years, you could just go back six or seven months from now, that was the best single moment in the history of the African-American people in this country, I think, I would say,” he added.