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Donald Trump believes he has done “more for the Black community than any president since Abraham Lincoln” and “nobody can dispute it”.
In fact, the POTUS was so sure that he’s the best thing to happen to Black people in the US that he predicted he’d get 95 per cent of the Black vote in the upcoming election.
While campaigning to become president in 2016, Trump tried to claim that if he ran for re-election in 2020, he’d win “95 per cent of the Black vote”:
At the end of four years, I guarantee you that I will get over 95 per cent of the African-American vote. I promise you. Because I will produce.
So a producer for Jimmy Kimmel Live put that claim to the test by interviewing Black people on the street.
In the hilarious segment, each and every Black person interviewed categorically said they wouldn’t be voting for Trump.
Cue a bunch of people responding “no” and even a fair few people saying “hell no”.
One man even confidently said:
I absolutely do not believe he’s going to get 95 per cent of the vote because I don’t know a Black man or a Black woman that is going to vote for Donald Trump.
He then added:
Not a dog. Not a black cat. Not a black dog. Not a black pitbull is going to vote for Donald Trump.
In 2016, Trump reportedly won just eight per cent of the Black vote. It’s highly unlikely Trump will get 95 per cent of the Black vote in the election due to be held on 3 November.
Earlier this year, New York City painted the words "Black Lives Matter" on Fifth Avenue and Trump tweeted that it was "a symbol of hate".
In fact, the president of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) called Trump “racist” earlier this year and urged Black people to vote in the upcoming election.
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