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Trump: Black People Like Me Because I Have Been Indicted Multiple Times

HeadlineFeb 26, 2024

Donald Trump’s victory in South Carolina came just days after a New York judge ordered him to pay $454 million in a civil fraud case. On Saturday, Trump told supporters his multiple criminal indictments have helped him win support in the Black community.

Donald Trump: “And then I got indicted a second time and a third time and a fourth time. And a lot of people said that that’s why the Black people like me, because they have been hurt so badly and discriminated against, and they actually viewed me as I’m being discriminated against. It’s been pretty amazing. But it possibly — I don’t know, maybe there’s something there.”

President Biden’s campaign co-chair Cedric Richmond responded to Trump’s comment, saying, “Donald Trump claiming that Black Americans will support him because of his criminal charges is insulting. It’s moronic. And it’s just plain racist.”

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