Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Tuesday, August 16, 2016: If you had to pick just one Trump speech to share with your friends and family- this is it, folks. Replay of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in West Bend, WI at the Ziegler Building at the Washington County Fair Park & Conference Center. FULL: The Most POWERFUL Donald Trump Speech EVER- West Bend, WI 8/16/16
U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Tuesday delivered his most aggressive call yet for African-American voters to back his campaign and said he would restore law and order in America, only days after a fatal police shooting of a black man sparked more street violence.
Speaking just a few miles from Milwaukee, which was rocked by riots on Saturday and Sunday, Trump said his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton was engaged in "bigotry" and vowed to protect the jobs of minorities from immigrants. Trump as been repeatedly called a "bigot" by his Democratic opponents.
"I'm asking for the vote for every African American citizen struggling in our society today who wants a different and much better future," Trump said.
"Jobs, safety, opportunity, fair and equal representation: We reject the bigotry of Hillary Clinton which panders to and talks down to communities of color and sees them only as votes – that’s all they care about – not as individual human beings worthy of a better future. They are taking advantage."
Earlier in the day, Trump held three events in Milwaukee, a city still reeling from violent protests after the death of Sylville Smith, 23. Authorities said Smith was stopped for acting suspiciously and was shot by police because he was carrying an illegal handgun and refused orders to drop it.
Trump encountered only a handful of peaceful protesters while he was in the city, including at a closed fundraiser.
Trump held a brief meeting in the city with veterans and law enforcement, including Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke and Inspector Edward Bailey. But news media representatives were escorted out and not permitted to hear the discussions.
Posted by Barbara at 9:43 PM