Donald Trump thanks 'the African-American community' for not coming out to vote for Hillary Clinton

Donald Trump thanks black voters for staying home on Election Day
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President-elect Donald Trump took his Thank You victory tour to Hershey, Pennsylvania, on Thursday night, regaling the crowd with a 20-minute play-by-play of his Election Night victory, boasting about how he won the GOP "bride that got away" — Pennsylvania hadn't voted for a Republican presidential candidate since 1988 — and thanking black voters for staying home on Election Day.

Trump began by claiming he "did great with the African-American community," and crediting his "famous" pitch to black voters: "What the hell do you have to lose?" Black voters were "smart, and they picked up on it like you wouldn't believe, and you know what else?" Trump asked. "They didn't come out to vote for Hillary, they didn't come out. And that was the big thing, so thank you to the African-American community."

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