Donald Trump on wednesday referred to inner cities for the first time on the campaign trail as “ghettos” as he promised as president to tackle the problems facing low-income African-Americans.
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“And we’re going to work on our g-ghettos, are so–” Trump said, appearing to trip on his next words as he stumbled through his sentence. “The — you take a look at what’s going on, whether you have pockets of, areas of land where you have the inner cities and you have so many things, so many problems. So many horrible, horrible problems.”
Trump used the word as he once again described the lives of African-Americans in starkly bleak terms.
“The violence. The death. The lack of education. No jobs. We’re going to work with the African-American community and we’re going to solve the problem of the inner city,” he said. “We’re going to bring safety back. You can’t walk out the street, you buy a loaf of bread and you end up getting shot. So we’re going to work very strongly with the African American community.”