Ben Carson on Sunday touted Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpCensus Bureau intends to wrap up count on Oct. 5 despite judge's order Top House Republican calls for probe of source of NYT Trump tax documents New Yorkers report receiving ballots with wrong name, voter addresses MORE's recent visit to a predominately black church in Detroit, praising the candidate for trying to garner support from African-American voters.

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"Recognize that, traditionally, the Republican Party has not made an extensive outreach to certain communities, including the African-American community, because they've pretty much written that off as Democratic territory," Carson, a supporter of the Republican presidential nominee, said on "Fox News Sunday."

"Donald Trump is changing that narrative and is really starting to talk about this in a very serious way."
 
Carson said he's had many conversations with Trump and noted that the GOP nominee "cares deeply" about the subject.
 
"What is going to be accomplished is something many in the Democratic Party fear, and that is an alternative," Carson, a former Republican presidential candidate, said.
 
"An alternative to promises that are not kept. Look at the situation that's going on in our inner cities with the school systems. Look at the incarceration rates that are going on ... the economic situation. This is not good."
 
Carson noted this doesn't apply to all African-Americans, but he questioned how the nation could prosper if its inner cities are weak.
 
Carson also said the Democratic Party has "explaining to do," noting it's been "in charge of our cities for a long time."