In his first speech as the presumptive Republican nominee Tuesday night, Donald Trump attempted an outreach of sorts to the minority groups he so deeply alienated during his primary campaign.
Trump said Tuesday that his campaign was going to have “unbelievably great relationships with the Hispanics,” and that “the Hispanics have been so incredible to me.” Trump has spent his campaign pledging to crack down on illegal immigration, build a border wall and deport millions.
Trump made a similarly clumsy reference to black voters.
“The African-Americans want jobs,” Trump said. “You look at what’s going on, they want jobs. And we’re going to bring back our jobs and save our jobs, and people are going to have great jobs again.”
Trump also tried to strike a broader inclusive tone, very much at odds with his campaign to this point.
“This country, which is very, very divided in so many different ways, is going to become one beautiful, loving country, and we’re going to love each other. We’re going to cherish each other. We’re going to take care of each other,” Trump said.