Trump takes tough questions about Black people

Trump takes tough questions about Black people

U.S. voters had a rare opportunity to ask President Donald Trump tough questions during a town hall event on Tuesday night. Trump fielded questions ranging from police brutality against Black people, to his decision to downplay the coronavirus pandemic and his tepid support for mask-wearing.

Referring to Trump’s campaign slogan “Make America Great Again,” one voter, a Black man, asked the president: “When has America been great for African-Americans in the ghetto of America?” “We have tremendous African-American support,” Trump said, referring to unspecified “polls” and citing pre-pandemic employment numbers. Trump claimed the situation under his administration prior to the pandemic was the “best single moment in the history of the African-American people in this country.”

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