President Trump launches ‘Black Americans for Trump’ coalition ahead of visit to a local church

by Grace Saldana

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President Trump visited Detroit, Michigan, on Saturday for back-to-back campaign events in the deep blue urban stronghold.

Shortly before Trump was set to join a community roundtable at a church in Detroit, the campaign released a statement announcing the coalition, which featured endorsements from high-profile figures such as Sen. Tim Scott, Rep. Byron Donalds, Dr. Ben Carson, Dr. Alveda King, and more leaders in the black community.

The statement read, “The coalition launches ahead of the Juneteenth holiday acknowledging and commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States.”

The coalition and church visit are part of the campaign’s outreach efforts to America’s black community.

Acknowledging President Trump’s many achievements on behalf of black Americans, the announcement said, “President Trump accomplished more for Black Americans than any other president in recent history by implementing America First policies on the economy, immigration, energy, law and order, and foreign policy.”

Historic rates of Black voters now support President Trump, and the reason is simple: Black voters know that President Trump is the only presidential candidate who can deliver results on day one because he already has, including landmark unemployment rates for Black Americans, increased median income for Black households, historic permanent funding for HBCUs, comprehensive bipartisan criminal justice reform, and nearly $50 billion in funds to revitalize Opportunity Zones,” the statement continued.  

Team Trump Black Media Director Janiyah Thomas is quoted as stating, “While Black Americans have been left behind by Joe Biden, President Trump has prioritized the Black community.” She added, “Donald J. Trump’s coalition message to the Black community is simple: If you want to return to the policies that created rising wages, more quality jobs, stronger borders, and safer neighborhoods, then join Black Americans for Trump and vote for President Trump in November.” 

President Trump’s community roundtable is set to take place on June 15 at 4:00 p.m. ET.

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