Doubling down on the liberal narrative that GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump
is a racist, members of the Congressional Black Caucus say he is openly courting white supremacist voters.
The accusations come as the Trump campaign works to reach out to Minority Voters
the Democrats see as vital to Democrat Hillary Clinton’s electoral success.
In recent weeks, Trump has made several direct appeals to minority voters to leave the Democratic Party, which he credits with turning the nation’s inner cities into “war zones.”
Of course, Trump isn’t the only person to have made this argument in recent history.
Back in 2014, a group of black activists implored minority voters to revolt against the true oppressors in America’s inner-cities: Black leaders.
Of course, these arguments— just like those Trump is currently making— don’t sit well with the black leaders being accused of who’ve failed their constituents so miserably.
While they didn’t have much to say about the criticism from the aforementioned black activists, the black lawmakers can conveniently accuse Trump of racism.
And they aren’t holding back. CBC Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-N.Y.) said Trump “one of the most racist, sexist and bigoted candidates” to run for the presidency in modern history.
“He knows the audience he’s trying to reach out to and it’s not African-Americans,” Meeks said. “He’s trying to appeal to David Duke and the racists of the world with what they think are stereotypes. … He’s trying to appeal to the worst of the white supremacists and others he’s been catering to in the campaign to try and help them with turnout.”
CBC Chairman G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.), meanwhile, said that Trump is a racist for even attempting to reach minority voters.
“If Donald Trump truly cared about African-Americans, he’d disavow his long history of hateful and racist attacks against our community, he’d apologize for having discriminated against black families … he’d disavow his support for white supremacists and white supremacy,” Butterfield said.