Trump Woos Black, Latino Voters at Bronx Rally

In an unconventional move, Trump staged the event in the heart of the nation's poorest urban congressional district. The crowd featured a large number of people of color as the former president made his pitch for why he would better serve their communities than President Joe Biden.

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Rappers Sheff G, right, also known as Michael Williams, and Sleepy Hallow, center, also known as Tegan Chambers, join the Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump during a campaign rally in the south Bronx, Thursday, May. 23, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Yuki Iwamura)
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(AURN News) – Former President Donald Trump took his campaign to a Democratic stronghold this week, holding a rally in the South Bronx aimed at appealing to Black and Latino voters who have traditionally supported Democrats. In an unconventional move, Trump staged the event in the heart of the nation’s poorest urban congressional district. The crowd featured a large number of people of color as the former president made his pitch for why he would better serve their communities than President Joe Biden.

“Our communities, especially poor, minority communities…let’s make this clear. When I say poor, I mean, Black, white, Hispanic, Jewish, Asian, all of us are in this together,” said Madeline Brame, whose son, Army veteran Sergeant Hason Correa, was murdered in 2018, in an impassioned speech. 

“This is not a Black issue. This is not a white issue… This is a human issue.”

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in the south Bronx, Thursday, May. 23, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Yuki Iwamura)

Brame was among several Black and Latino speakers Trump featured at the rally as he tried to make inroads with voters of color, who overwhelmingly backed Biden in 2020. Trump also portrayed himself as a champion of low-income Americans of all races.

“How many of you out there are lifelong Democrats who have walked away from the plantation of the Democratic Party and are now voting Republican because of the way that we were neglected and ignored and pushed to the side?” Brame asked the crowd.

Supporters of the republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump gather during a campaign rally in the south Bronx, Thursday, May. 23, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Yuki Iwamura)

Trump lost New York handily in his previous presidential run, but now his campaign is making an aggressive play for Black and Latino supporters, blasting Biden as having failed their communities after decades of Democratic policies.


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