President Trump on Tuesday defended his slogan “Make America Great Again” when asked by a black undecided voter at an ABC News town hall event if the term wasn’t “tone deaf.”
Trump highlighted his black supporters and touted statistics that reflect economic improvement for black Americans before the coronavirus pandemic caused a spike in joblessness in March.
Addressing specifically when things were “great” for black people, Trump said: “If you go back and you want to look over many years, you could just go back six or seven months from now, that was the best single moment in the history of the African-American people in this country.”
The president’s questioner, Pastor Carl Day of Philadelphia, who leads the Culture Changing Christians nonprofit, was identified as someone who voted for Green Party candidate Jill Stein in 2016.
Day bluntly presented his inquiry to Trump.
“When has America been great for African Americans in the ghetto of America? Are you aware