Presidential candidate Donald Trump (R) said on ABC’s “This Week” that he doesn’t think there will be another black U.S. President for generations because President Barack Obama has “set a poor standard.”
“This Week” host Jonathan Karl asked Trump on Sunday what he meant by a tweet the real estate mogul sent last year.
Sadly, because president Obama has done such a poor job as president, you won’t see another black president for generations!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 25, 2014
“But why do you say that means we won’t see another black president for generations?” Karl asked Trump.
“Because I think that he has set a very poor standard. I think that he has set a very low bar and I think it’s a shame for the African American people,” Trump said in a phone interview. “And by the way, he has done nothing for African Americans. You look at what’s gone on with their income levels. You look at what’s gone on with their youth. I thought that he would be a great cheerleader for this country. I thought he’d do a fabulous job for the African American citizens of this country.”
“Here you have a black President who’s done very poorly for the African Americans of this country,” Trump continued.
Trump told Karl that he believes he will win the African-American vote and Hispanic vote. Trump has been the leading Republican candidate in recent national polls.
Watch Trump’s appearance: