President Donald Trump talked about issues of crime and policing during his ABC News town hall Tuesday night. at one point, one voter asked him about his “Make America Great Again” slogan in the context of what that means for African-Americans.
Pastor Carl Day asked, “When has America been great for African Americans in the ghetto of America? Are you aware of how tone deaf that comes off to the African American community?”
“We need to see when was that great, because that pushes us back to a time in which we cannot identify with such greatness. And I mean you’ve said everything else about choking and everything else, but you have yet to address and acknowledge that there’s been a race problem in America,” he continued.
“Well, I hope there’s not a race problem. I can tell you, there’s none with me, because I have great respect for all races, for everybody,” Trump said, before going back to tout his administration’s accomplishments. “When you look at income levels and a lot of things, because of the job situation, where they had the best unemployment numbers they’ve ever had, the black community by far.”