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Trump: Black voters staying home ‘almost as good’ as those who voted for him

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President-elect Donald Trump on Friday said he had strong support from black voters — and that those who didn’t vote at all helped him too.
 
{mosads}”The African-American community was great to us. They came through big league,” Trump said in Grand Rapids, Mich., where he spoke as part of his “thank you” tour.
 
“If they had any doubt, they didn’t vote, and that was almost as good, because a lot of people didn’t show up, because they felt good about me,” he added, according to the Washington Post.
 
Hillary Clinton trounced Trump among African-American voters, according to exit polls — 89 to 8 percent. However, it was actually a slight decline for the Democrat candidate from 2012, when President Obama beat Mitt Romney among black voters, 93 to 6 percent.
 
Trump’s campaign message to black voters was centered on the idea that they should give him a chance because the Democrats they’d been voting for had failed them. 
 
He often remarked during rallies that African-Americans couldn’t so much as walk to the store in their communities without fear of being shot, and frequently summed up his outreach with: “What the hell do you have to lose?”
 
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