Trump Promises to Give Blacks Jobs So ‘They Can Buy Basketball Shoes, Cadillacs’

Donald Trump (Michael Vadon)
Donald Trump (Michael Vadon)

By Jose Echeverria

Even though his presidential campaign is being dogged by almost daily accusations of sexual harassment, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump insists he is still doing well.

During a recent campaign stop in Michigan, he promised to win over black voters by bringing manufacturing jobs back to the inner city.

“When I’m president the blacks will have so much money they’ll be able to buy all the basketball shoes and Cadillacs in the world,” said Trump.

However, Trump isn’t the only Republican guilty of making racial gaffes.

According to Raw Story, Jon Girodes, a candidate for state senate in New York, tried to entice black voters to an event in Harlem by promising them KFC, watermelon and Kool-Aid.

Even worse, Girodes seemed to be clueless about why this was offensive.

“What I think is anyone who gives free food to people is doing them a favor,” said Girodes in an interview with the local NBC affiliate. “Get a bunch of people who say it’s offensive and let me go into their neighborhood and give it out for free and see if they take it.”

The 2016 presidential campaign has been marked by several racially offensive moments. Trump kicked off his campaign by calling Mexican migrants “rapists” and “drug dealers.” He once promised to ban Muslim migration and said black people were currently in the worst state ever.

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