By Shawn Setaro, complex.com
Donald Trump has been struggling for minority votes throughout the election cycle. His frequent generalizations about African Americans who are “living in poverty” in communities that are “in the worst shape ever” have contributed to his opponent polling at 76 percent among non-white voters.
During Wednesday night’s debate, Trump continued in the vein of his earlier statements. “Our policemen and women are disrespected,” he said. “Our inner cities are a disaster. You get shot walking to the store, they have no education, no jobs. I will do more for African-American and Latinos than she can do in 10 lifetimes.”
“They have no education and no jobs.” That’s what @realDonaldTrump thinks about African-Americans. Shame on him. #debate
— Sarah Rumpf (@rumpfshaker) October 20, 2016
Why THE FUCK is he still equating inner cities w/ black people!? ‘They have no education, they have no jobs’ this dude cannot win #debate
— AlysiaSimone (@AlysiaSimone) October 20, 2016
Just caught the last part of this debate. Apparently I have no education because of my skin color……well scared to have seen it all
— [UGR] (@UGRGaming) October 20, 2016
Trump: “They have no education. They have no jobs.”
Well, this educated, employed black man CAN’T WAIT to vote on Election Day. #debate
— Antonio French (@AntonioFrench) October 20, 2016
The GOP candidate made other comments about Latinos earlier in the debate, saying that “bad hombres” were invading the United States from across the Mexican border.
Needless to say, it’s going to take a lot of taco bowls to turn around Trump’s standing with nonwhite voters.