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On 8 November in Atlanta, the birthplace of Martin Luther King, Donald Trump stood up to make his pitch to black voters.

“I’m thrilled to be here in the heart of Georgia to launch our incredible, new nationwide grassroots effort – think of this Blacks for Trump, Black Voices for Trump … Call it whatever you want – we like it,” he said, speaking to about 400 people. Soon, he was engulfed by cheers of “Blacks for Trump”.

And just like that, the group Black Voices for Trump was given the president’s seal of approval.

Trump has shown us that he can perform political jujitsu of epic proportions. He is loved by evangelists even though his conduct – pussy grabbing and alleged infidelity with a porn star – does not reflect traditional Christian values. Likewise, he is the billion-dollar loser who is backed by big business, the reverse Robin Hood who steals from the poor and gives to the rich only to have rightwing pundits cast him as a hero of the working class.


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