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Donald Trump to speak in black-majority church

by Hannah Tooley

At present Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton has a much larger amount of support from black and hispanic voters in comparison to Mr Trump, who is yet to visit a black-majority area since his presidential campaign began.

Mr Trump will speak at Great Faith Ministries in Detroit on Saturday and will stand alongside the president of an African-American-owned national Christian television network.

He will also be interviewed by a bishop there.

Previously when the Republican candidate tried to engage non-white voters he was criticised by implying that the lives of black people in American could not get any worse so they had nothing to lose if they voted for him.

"Look at how much African-American communities suffer from Democratic control.

"To those I say the following: what do you have to lose by trying something new - like Trump?

"You're living in poverty, your schools are no good, you have no jobs, 58% of your youth is unemployed, what the hell do you have to lose?"

He finished the speech saying "at the end of four years I guarantee you that I will get over 95% of the African-American vote, I promise you."

Earlier in August a Fox News poll suggested Ms Clinton has 85% of the black vote and Mr Trump has 1%.

Speaking to the New York Times Pastor Mark Burns said: "Mr Trump will answer questions that are relevant to the African-American community.

"He will then give an address to outline policies that will impact minorities and the disenfranchised in our country.

"Citizens around the country will see, as I've have seen, the heart and compassion Mr Trump has for all Americans, which includes minority communities whose votes have been taken for granted for far too long."

Donald Trump is expected to make comments on crime and safety as well as employment and educational opportunities.

He has turned down opportunities to speak at other black and hispanic organisations before, including the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.

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