DETROIT (AP) – Donald Trump has told members of a black church in Detroit that he wants to help them rebuild their city.
Visiting Great Faith Ministries International today, Trump made a pitch for support from an electorate strongly aligned with Democrat Hillary Clinton.
Trump said he fully understands that the African-American community has suffered from discrimination and that “there are many wrongs that should be made right.”
He said the nation needs “a civil rights agenda of our time,” with better education and good jobs.
With protesters making themselves heard outside, Trump told the congregation that he was there to listen, and that his economic plans would be “so good for Detroit.”
Seated in the front row was Omarosa Manigault, a former contestant on Trump’s reality television series who has been helping guide his outreach to the black community. Also in the audience was Detroit native Ben Carson, the retired neurosurgeon who ran against Trump in the primaries and is now advising the campaign.