Trump will begin campaigning in communities of color
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Donald TrumpDonald TrumpSenators introduce bipartisan infrastructure bill in rare Sunday session Gosar's siblings pen op-ed urging for his resignation: 'You are immune to shame' Sunday shows - Delta variant, infrastructure dominate MORE plans to campaign in communities of color after trying to court African-Americans in speeches to largely white audiences. 


Kellyanne Conway, Trump's new campaign manager, said the Republican presidential nominee would begin meeting with minorities in their communities. 

"We're planning on additional events in communities of color," Conway said on John Catsimatidis's radio show, "The Cats Roundtable." 

"We're trying to really see the best in these communities and leverage it in terms of continuing success and listening to their concerns, but also their success stories," she said.

"I feel too often in Republican politics, the candidates are not courageous enough to bring their messages into uncomfortable places." 

Trump in recent weeks has tried to broaden his appeal to African-American voters but has been criticized for doing it in front of largely white audiences. 

In one of his first personal appeals to black voters, Trump spoke to a predominantly white suburb of Lansing, Mich., in front of an overwhelmingly white audience. 

His message to black voters has also been criticized by those who say it is inappropriate and ineffective. 

In that same speech, he asked African-Americans what they had to lose by voting for him, saying they're already living in poverty and have no jobs.

On Saturday, he was criticized for seizing upon the shooting death of a famous basketball player's cousin to talk about his stance on gun violence. 

Social-media users raced to attack Trump for patting himself on the back without immediately expressing condolences about the shooting, as well as for spelling basketball star Dwyane Wade's name wrong, as Dwayne, in his first tweet. Trump later deleted that tweet and posted another with Wade's name spelled correctly.

Later that day, while speaking in Iowa at Republican Sen. Joni Ernst's Roast and Ride rally, he attempted to tone down his earlier message — but still used it as an example of why African-Americans should vote for him. 

Trump has struggled with the black vote from the beginning of his campaign. A recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll showed Trump with 1 percent support among African-Americans.