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Last week, Donald Trump told a crowd in Michigan that if he was up for re-election in 2020, he could "guarantee" that he would get "over 95 percent of the African-American vote." Of course, as Politico noted, he was delivering that speech in Dimondale, Michigan — a town with a population that is 93 percent white.
As he works on courting the non-white vote, Trump's promises and pronouncements have been pretty wispy. Case in point: While speaking to another mostly-white crowd in Ohio on Monday, his best plea to African-American and Hispanic voters was, "What do you have to lose?" In fact, Trump has been assiduously avoiding campaigning in those areas where those voters actually live — something former campaign manager-cum-CNN commentator Corey Lewandowski attributed on Tuesday to the fact that African-American communities are unsafe:
Trump's own running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, couldn't hold a straight face when told of the mogul's grand prediction of winning 95 percent of the black vote in 2020. On Tuesday morning, NBC News noted that Trump garners 8 percent support among black voters in the latest poll, compared to 87 percent for Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.