Speaking at a rally on Tuesday night in the rural town of West Bend, 30 miles from Milwaukee, Trump, who has branded himself the “law and order candidate”, told an almost exclusively white audience that the rioting was “an assault on the right of all citizens to live in security and to live in peace” – and said black people were the biggest victims of violence in their neighborhoods.Making a pitch to black people by speaking to a white audience is about as moronic as making a pitch to Jewish voters while speaking to a hall full of Southern Baptists.
“Law and order must be restored. It must be restored for the sake of all, but most especially for the sake of those living in the affected communities,” Trump said.
“The main victims of these riots are law-abiding African American citizens living in these neighborhoods. It’s their job, it’s their homes, it’s their schools and communities which will suffer the most as a result.”
Trump said he was asking for “the vote of every African American citizen struggling in our country today who wants a different future”.
At this point, it's becoming apparent that The Donald is, if only subconsciously, doing everything he can to throw the game.