Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpGOP senator introduces bill to hold online platforms liable for political bias Rubio responds to journalist who called it 'strange' to see him at Trump rally Rubio responds to journalist who called it 'strange' to see him at Trump rally MORE's campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, defended the Republican presidential nominee's recent pitch to African-American voters.

"Those comments are for all Americans. And I live in a white community. I'm white. I was very moved by his comment," she said on ABC's "This Week" on Sunday.


"In other words, he is trying to tell Americans that we can do better. And the thing that he said that I think got a great deal of resonance is that maybe [Democratic presidential nominee] Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonFive takeaways from Trump's 2020 kickoff rally Five takeaways from Trump's 2020 kickoff rally Trump jokes he'd get 'electric chair' if he deleted even one 'love note' email to Melania MORE looks at you as voters as your — takes you for granted. I look at you as people."

During a campaign rally, Trump made a pitch to African-Americans, asking them what they have to lose by supporting his candidacy.

"You're living in poverty; your schools are no good; you have no jobs; 58 percent of your youth is unemployed," he said. "What the hell do you have to lose?"

On Sunday, Conway said the GOP nominee was trying to get the point across that "you can't do any worse."

"If you think 58 percent of unemployment in the African-American youth community is a good idea, then absolutely please go vote for Hillary Clinton, everyone," she said.

She went on to tout Trump's positions, saying he supports school choice vouchers and charter schools for African-American students, Hispanic students and "everybody really."

"But these benefit — I've done a lot of work in that space here in New York City. And it's just remarkable to see the quality education that these students, who are fully capable and very intelligent, receive through school choice and charters," she said.

"Hillary Clinton's against those."