Donald Trump on Tuesday night delivered a speech in West Bend, Wisconsin, where he attempted to reach out to black voters by describing Hillary Clinton as a bigot and calling for “law and order.”
Trump claimed that Clinton is indebted to the “special interests” and painted himself as the voice of the people.
“The quiet voices in our society, not the loudest demonstrators, need to have their demands heard,” he said Tuesday night. “We reject the bigotry of Hillary Clinton, which panders to and talks down to communities of color and sees them only as votes — that’s all they care about — not as individual human beings worthy of a better future. They have taken advantage.”
“The African American community has been taken for granted for decades by the Democratic party, and look how they’re doing. It’s time to break with the failures of the past,” he continued. “It’s time for rule by the people, not rule for the special interests, which we have right now.”
During the rally, Trump also called for the restoration of “law and order,” criticizing recent riots in Milwaukee.
“Law and order must be restored. It must be restored for the sake of all, but most especially for the sake of those living in the affected communities, of which there are many. The main victims of these riots are law abiding citizens living in these neighborhoods,” he said. “Crime and violence is an attack on the poor and will never be accepted in a Trump administration.”
He called for more effective policing before lashing out at Clinton.
“Just like Hillary Clinton is against the miners, she is against the police, believe me. You know it and I know it, and guess what? She knows it,” he said.
Trump attacked those who are concerned about racism in policing and are calling for policing reform, again referencing unrest in Milwaukee.
“Those pedaling the narrative of cops as a racist force in our society, a narrative supported with a nod by my opponent, share directly in the responsibility for the unrest in Milwaukee and many other places within our country. They have fostered the dangerous anti-police atmosphere in America,” he said.
Trump also published a post on Facebook Tuesday evening where he pledged to “reject bigotry and hatred and oppression in all of its forms.”