To woo African-Americans, Trump visits Detroit church
As part of his outreach to minority communities, Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump on Saturday visited Great Faith Ministries, a predominantly African-American church in Detroit, Michigan.
During his visit, scores of protesters came outside the church and chanted: “No justice, no peace.”
Trump said he wanted to make Detroit – a predominantly African-American city which recently emerged from bankruptcy – the economic envy of the world by bringing back companies from abroad.
Addressing the audience, Trump said: “I fully understand that the African-American community is suffering from discrimination and that there are many wrongs that must still be made right.”
“I want to make America prosperous for everyone. I want to make this city the economic envy of the world, and we can do that,” he said.
“I believe we need a civil rights agenda for our time, one that ensures the rights to a great education, so important, and the right to live in a good-paying job and one that you love to go to every morning,” Trump said.
“That can happen. We need to bring our companies back,” he added.
He said he was there to “listen to your message” and said he hoped his appearance would “also help your voice to reach new audiences in our country.”
Trump added that he would lay out his plans for economic change and school choice — issues that he said would benefit black communities — in the future.