Yesterday while at an event in Redding, California Donald Trump began a screaming about the violent protests that had broken out after his campaign rally in San Jose the night before. In the rant he, as required by Fox News, called the protesters “thugs”.
This rant somehow lead into a story about a rally in Tucson, Arizona, where a black supporter of his had violently assaulted a protester who had been wearing a KKK hood to mock Trump and his racist policies. He said of the pugilistic fan…
“We had a case where we had an African-American guy who was a fan of mine. Great fan. Great guy. In fact I want to find out what’s going on with him,”
Trump then took a moment to scan the crowd when all of the suddenly he pointing to a his right and proclaimed…
“Look at my African-American over here. Look at him. Are you the greatest? You know what I’m talking about? OK.”
“Everyone thought the African-American was against me. And it was the opposite it. We have tremendous African-American support,”
Much like at the Tucson rally Donald Trump has previously claimed he’ll do "tremendously" with black voters come November’s presidential election. However, a Quinnipiac Poll released this week found Hillary Clinton winning 93 percent of the black vote when matched against Trump.
I can't imagine this incident will help with those poll numbers.