Social media is handing Donald Trump another L, and this time it’s for controversial comments made during a campaign rally in North Carolina on Tuesday
According to Politico, the Republican presidential nominee declared that the country’s black communities "are in the worst shape that they’ve ever been in before, ever, ever, ever." Trump later suggested once again that minorities should take a chance on him because he believes they have nothing to lose.
"You take a look at the inner cities, you get no education, you get no jobs, you get shot walking down the street. They're worse, I mean honestly, places like Afghanistan are safer than some of our inner cities," Trump said. "And I say to the African American communities and I think it's resonating, because you see what's happening with my poll numbers with African Americans. They're going, like, high."
Following the speech, people went to Twitter to blast Trump for his ignorant comments. Many pointed out he had ignored the country’s long history of slavery as well as racial discrimination against blacks.
It's no secret Trump has struggled with minority voters throughout the presidential race. Just last month, he faced severe backlash after he urged blacks to vote for him because Hillary Clinton "panders" to minority communities. Days later, he gave a speech in which he said blacks "lived in poverty" and that they should take a chance on him because they have nothing to lose.
During the Congressional Black Caucus gala, President Barack Obama also commented on Trump's opinions on the black community.
"You may have heard Hillary's opponent in this election say that there's never been a worse time to be a black person. I mean, he missed that whole civics lesson about slavery or Jim Crow," Obama said during the Saturday event. "But we've got a museum for him to visit, so he can tune in. We will educate him."