Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump rose to a new standard of telling it like it is — even for him — by calling the Democrat Party the “party of slavery” and of “Jim Crow.” He also linked it with the violence that forces inner-city residents to live in constant fear.
Speaking at a rally in Everett, Washington, last week, Trump said the Democrats have “used” minority voters“for decades and decades” without actually looking out for their interests.
Trump cited the GOP as the remedy not only currently but also historically:
“Remember — most people don’t know this — the Republican Party is the party of Abraham Lincoln. It’s also the party of freedom, equality and opportunity.”
Trump said he believed that every child in America, including those in the inner cities, deserved “to live in safety and in peace” and that the Democrats had conspicuously failed to uphold “freedom from violence … one of the greatest civil rights of our time.”
Quoting at length an article from The Wall Street Journal praising his approach to urban problems — headlined “Black Lives Matter to Donald Trump” — Trump referred to “the responsibility of Democratic politicians for creating” the “horrible problem” of violence that is “soaring like you’ve never seen before.”