Donald Trump kept up his strategy to win 95% of the African American vote by again condescendingly portraying them as pathetic losers.
Trump paid a visit to one of his Fox News pals last night, Jeanine Pirro. She was so busy gushing over his “banner week,” she either didn’t notice or didn’t care that he hugely insulted African Americans right under her nose.
You may recall that earlier in the week, Trump was mocked for his “What the hell do you have to lose?” voting pitch to African Americans. On Pirro’s Justice with Judge Jeanine show, he doubled down.
Pirro gave Trump the opening by asking him to talk about the inner cities, which she called her “wheelhouse.” Even though, wherever she’s rolling with her homies, it’s probably not in the inner city. Nevertheless, you would think that her “wheelhouse” would give her some sensitivity to Trump’s offensive patronizing. But no.
TRUMP: The African American people have been absolutely mistreated and abused by Democratic politicians who’ve taken advantage of them. And you know, it was in my speech and I really sort of just was reading the statistics where you have 40% that are living in poverty, 58% of the, of the students, I mean, the young people – they can’t get jobs and, you know, it’s just like a total catastrophe.
The unemployment rates, everything is bad. No health care, no education, no anything. No anything and poverty is unbelievable. And then I said, “Hey, wait a minute. Vote for me, what do you have to lose? I can’t do worse."
You can’t do any worse than what these people have been doing and I will do better. And I actually said that if you vote for me the next time in four years, I’ll get 95% of your vote because you’re gonna see such a big improvement. But I said to the African American people in all of these cities – I just looked those numbers there, they’re atrocious – that you just put up. I said, “Vote for me. What do you have to lose?”
Pirro didn’t challenge a word. Before long, she moved on to help Trump attack Obama for not visiting flood-ravaged Louisiana. “Do you think you shamed him into going?” she asked Trump.
He didn’t take that particular bait but Trump did say, “Tuesday is too late, in reference to Obama’s planned trip.
Pirro did not point out how Trump spent all of 49 seconds helping the flood victims (after Louisiana’s governor asked him not to come for just a photo op) nor did she point out that the governor had specifically requested President Obama not come at all yet because security requirements would take too many resources away from the rescue and recovery efforts.
However, Pirro did express a desire to play Hillary Clinton to help Trump prepare for the upcoming presidential debates.
But, lamenting that working for Fox prevented her from doing it (presumably forcing her to “only” help out Trump on the air), Pirro gushed as she closed the interview, “Just keep doing what you did this week. You hit it out of the park!”
Watch Trump once again disparage the Americans he has previously referred to as “the blacks” below, from the August 20 Justice with Judge Jeanine.
(H/T reader Eric J. and Raw Story)
Haha — c’mon, Ellen; don’t you know, Little Jeannie From The Block is a true OG from the mean streets of . . . Westchester County, NY. Lol.
Pirro did express a desire to play Hillary Clinton to help Trump prepare for the upcoming presidential debates.
Of course she did — because she knows that’s the closest she’ll ever get to a presidential campaign, much less the White House . . .
It’s worse than that, actually — Drumpf is on record as saying he’ll leave ALL policy details (and carrying them out) to his VP . . . while he’s in charge of just one thing: “making America great again” . . .
And they lived miserably ever after. The end.
He didn’t bother to mention solutions to problems. A recurring theme with Trump. He’ll just pop open the hood and fiddle around with the engine. Details, schmetails!!
The Ross Perot School of Government.