Since the start of his campaign, President Donald Trump's support among Black voters has remained pitifully low.
Despite claims that he's the "least racist person" alive, Trump told four Congresswomen of color to "go back" where they came from, defended unapologetic white supremacists, put forth racist immigration policies, and currently employs at least one white nationalist in the White House—and that's just during his presidency.
Nevertheless, Trump remains confounded as to why his support with Black voters remains unenthusiastic, as he expressed in a Black history month event at the White House on Thursday.
"The African American poverty rate has plummeted to the lowest level in the history of our country. These are good numbers. I don't know. I mean, I should be at 100% I hate to tell you, right?"
Trump failed to mention that the Black poverty rate has been decreasing for nearly 10 years, thanks to policies from his predecessor, President Barack Obama.
People weren't on board with his claim that his Black support should be through the roof.
@nypost Um no https://t.co/8q2ROkjFcu— Tara Gordon (@Tara Gordon)1582893645.0
@nypost Delusional— Micah Ramon Young (@Micah Ramon Young)1582893888.0
@nypost The hell... look at that BS‼️ 🤦🏽♀️ https://t.co/xj7bV7Otxk— C Dubbs (@C Dubbs)1582874466.0
Trump has a long history of racism. Richard Nixon's Justice Department found evidence that Trump discriminated against potential Black tenants, refusing to rent to them or lying to them about vacancies.
He took out a full page ad in the New York Times calling for the execution of the Exonerated Five (formerly known as the Central Park Five). Decades after their exoneration, he still refuses to apologize.
People haven't stopped calling him out.
You are a rube. Whether Trump invokes anti-Semitism in his own life is not the issue. That he validates and affirms… https://t.co/Xt63JTA335— David Simon (@David Simon)1582430757.0
@Acosta All Trump has going for him is the economy...unless you appreciate the bigotry, racism, division, corruption, and criminality.— 🇺🇸🇵🇷 Name is Bishop🌊 (@🇺🇸🇵🇷 Name is Bishop🌊)1582918951.0
I’m not lying here... Today I discussed w/ a Republican how they could EVER support Trump’s bigotry. They showed… https://t.co/84iPWg4O0w— Ryan Chase (@Ryan Chase)1582827686.0
@gtconway3d Mr. George, surely you have seen this one from 1993. His racism is old and deep. https://t.co/L5nVRYkUVv— 🌊 Liberal Lynnie 🌊 (@🌊 Liberal Lynnie 🌊)1582503086.0
The Trump campaign has opened new offices in 15 cities aimed at generating more support among Black voters.