Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpDems win from coast to coast Falwell after Gillespie loss: 'DC should annex' Northern Virginia Dems see gains in Virginia's House of Delegates MORE on Tuesday called the Democratic Party the “party of slavery,” blaming them for oppressing African-Americans.

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Speaking at a rally in Everett, Wash., the GOP nominee blasted Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGOP rushes to cut ties to Moore Papadopoulos was in regular contact with Stephen Miller, helped edit Trump speech: report Bannon jokes Clinton got her ‘ass kicked’ in 2016 election MORE and her party for taking black voters for granted.

“Remember … the Republican Party is the party of Abraham Lincoln. Not bad,” Trump said. “It’s also the party of freedom equality and opportunity — people have forgotten it so long now.”

“It is the Democratic Party that is the party of slavery, the party of Jim Crow and the party of opposition.”

The remarks come after a week of Trump making an explicit pitch to black voters — who overwhelmingly favor Clinton, the Democratic standard-bearer — that included calling his opponent a bigot.

"Tonight, I am asking for the vote of every African-American and Hispanic citizen in this country who wants a better future, who wants to see real, positive change," Trump said Tuesday. "The inner cities of our country have been run by the Democratic regime for so long."

"These Democratic policies — the policies of Hillary Clinton — have produced only poverty, joblessness, failing schools, broken homes, and rising crime," he continued. "And it's only getting worse. They don't care about you."