Trump addresses race issues and wealth disparity in America

When asked about race and economic issues in America, President Donald Trump said the country's economy and job numbers are the strongest under his leadership.
3:51 | 09/16/20

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Well I mean your statement is they'll make it great again. So historically. The African American experience especially in these out these Quetta was that have been out red line. Historically these ghettos there isn't systemic we've been sent us treaties that we did they have been the conditions of the drugs to guns and everything else. That actually creek 88 the symptoms for what we see. That you a professed to be just a democratic cities in themselves. These things have historically been happen if African Americans in these get old and we have not been seen in. Change. Quite frankly under your administration other the bomb administration under the bush under the Clinton. The very same things happen in the very same system the cycles continue to kick the continued its soon. And we need to see. Because you see again we need to see wind. Was that great could that push in the back to a time in which we cannot identify with such greatness. And I mean you've said everything else about choked in and everything else would you have yet today addressed in a mouse and has been re. Problem in America so revealed oh well I hope this is onerous problem I can tell you there's none with me as I have great respect for. All races for everybody this country is great because of it. But when you go back six months. And you take a look at what was happening you can't even compare that with past administrations when you look at income levels and a lot of things because of the job situation where. And they had the lowest income to best the best unemployment numbers they've ever had the black community by far. And that was solving a lot of problems in you know what else was it was bringing people together I was starting to get just before this was you know we were having a long run of success. I was starting to get calls from Democrats that. Pain it's starting to work let's get together people that. You would never have thought this would have happened with there was going to be unity but unfortunately that was hurt because we got setbacks haven't announced. I think next year's going to be one of our best years you can. Immediately but in coming out he's still up but an incoming quality is higher. Sami jobs can be produced but at the same Tom antibodies big major cities where African Americans are under served under resorts. Deaths eight now about eight dollar hour job does not mean Dickey necessarily afford to live where they have to live windy day in the NF the last one year. Well the income inequality which I agree with he was a problem I always agreed with that. But if you look under President Obama and Biden the income and equality was phenomenal it was there was record setting it was. It was it's getting worse now. What we're talking about a plane coming in before the leg. We would doing very well now we will soon be doing well again because within of the fantastic third quarter you seeing the numbers come and I think you're gonna have. The GDP that's mid twenties and may be much I as somebody said 35 I don't know that would. These are all records were talking about and you can have a very good economically than have a very good year next year. I agree with a lot of the things you say but you have to look back. Because we really had it going well had we not been hit by this horrible disease that came into our land and all over the world by the lake came all over the world. We would be in a position where I think income. Inequality would be different it was really getting there. We were really driving and that rapidly after the move on but even before the pandemic the average black family was earning half. Of what the average white family was earning even if you hold education garage I can only compared to the past. The the African American the black community was doing better than it had ever done by far. Both in terms of unemployment. Homeownership. So many different statistics even in terms of the clearest silly gap between blacks and asked if there was a gap but we would doing a good job it was getting better. And there was artificially shut down by this disease they came unto a land.

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