Trump Surrogate: Obama Has Left Black Community ‘Eating Poverty, Drinking Hopelessness’ [VIDEO]

Christian Datoc Senior White House Correspondent
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Brunell Donald-Kyie, the vice chair of diversity outreach for Donald Trump’s national diversity coalition, made the case for why the black community should vote for Donald Trump during a Wednesday morning interview on CNN.

“Will it help him get black voters by saying, falsely, that the black community is in the worst shape ever, ever, ever?” asked Chris Cuomo. “Is that going to get you black votes?”

“I will tell you this,” responded Donald-Kyie. “A lot of black people are doing well in this society, but unfortunately we do have that 25 percent that are living in abject poverty.”

“I’m from Chicago where there have been almost 3,000 deaths, shootings in Chicago this year alone,” she continued. “Mr. Cuomo, many people are out there eating poverty and drinking hopelessness because the jobs that were promised eight years ago and four years ago under the Democratic rule never came.”

“The investment into the black community that was promised never came, better schools in our communities, it never came.”

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