Trump Believes Blacks Had It Better During Slavery And Jim Crow Than They Do Now

Trump Believes Blacks Had It Better During Slavery And Jim Crow Than They Do Now

And Donald Trump wonders why he’s having a hard time attracting black voters.

During a speech on Tuesday in North Carolina, the GOP nominee went on a tangent about the conditions of black communities. Parroting previous comments he’s made about the inner cities and his belief that all African-Americans live in squalor, the Republican standard-bearer made the following remarks:



“We’re gonna rebuild our inner cities because our African-American communities are absolutely in the worst shape that they’ve ever been in before. Ever ever ever.”

Yup. Under President Obama, black people have had it far worse than when they were dealing with lawful segregation and discrimination, like during Jim Crow. Or, y’know, when they were enslaved for hundreds of years. (Also, notice the plantation owner-ish language he uses here — “OUR African-Americans.” As if he’s the benevolent slave owner.)

As one would expect, there was quite a reaction to those remarks on Twitter:


Keep up with the black outreach, Oh Glorious Birther King. I’m sure there’s one or two African-Americans you haven’t repulsed yet.

Justin Baragona

Justin Baragona is the founder/publisher of Contemptor and a contributor to The Daily Beast. He was previously the Cable News Correspondent for Mediaite and prior to starting Contemptor, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.