Trump off-script again patronizes blacks
Donald Trump, although reading a teleprompter more, continued to go off-script Wednesday and stereotype blacks.
“If I don’t win, it will be worse than ever before,” he told supporters at a Tampa rally. “But if I win, we’re going to turn it around and it will be a beautiful thing.”
Trump made the same overt appeals to Hispanics and blacks, constituencies that appear to have broadly written him off, as he first did last week. But he again based his sales pitch on a patronizing portrayal of black and Hispanic communities heavy on hyperbole and stereotypes…
As he was appealing to Hispanic voters, he twice referred to the “drugs coming in” from Mexico, even re-hashing the same vision of a porous border he first described in his campaign announcement speech 14 months ago.
“Bad, bad things are going to be happening with these people pouring into our country,” Trump said. He continued to hint that he might soften some of his immigration policy ideas, but then offered the same applause line to supporters and promised to build a border wall and tighten screenings on legal immigrants.
“We’re going to build a wall, don’t worry about it,” Trump said. “We’re going to build the wall and Mexico is going to pay for it, 100 percent. And it’s going to be a big wall. It’s going to be a real wall. It’s going to be as beautiful as a wall can be, but it’s going to be a real wall.”