In an effort to reach out to African-American voters, Donald Trump gave a speech to a predominantly white audience in a predominantly white neighborhood of Milwaukee, telling black people since they already have “no health care, no education, no anything,” what else do they “have to lose.”
Republican Rep. Ted Poe of Texas praised Trump’s out-reach when speaking to San Antonio radio host Joe Pags on Saturday. He claims that Trump’s words will eventually push black people to start “actually evaluating the difference” between the Republicans and the Democrats, while Hillary Clinton prefers “to keep people more on government dependence because then she assumes she’ll get their vote.”
Pags questioned Trump’s plan and asked Poe if it’s the “right tactic” to reach African-American voters.
“I believe that it is,” he said. “And he is exactly correct about that because of the facts that have come out, especially the last eight years, the number of people in the United States that are more and more dependent on the federal government. So I think that it will work, I really do believe that it will work and Democrats cannot just assume that minorities will vote for the Democrat Party this year because they’re actually evaluating the difference between the two. And Hillary Clinton does want to keep people more on government dependence because then she assumes she’ll get their vote.”
“And she can control them,” Pags added, claiming that Clinton’s reasoning is “if I can keep you dependent on me, then I’m going to say, ‘Hey, remember, I gave you the food and I gave you that Section 8 and I gave you that free bike and that free phone, don’t forget us when you get to the polling place.’”