After seeing the results of the last polls, most of them showing him behind Hillary Clinton, who leads even by two digits in some states, Republican nominee Donald Trump is now focusing on two important categories: Hispanic and black voters.
Trump has a special council for this!
According to Fox News, the businessman met this Saturday with his recently formed Hispanic advisory board, in order to develop new methods of obtaining support from minority voters.
The National Hispanic Advisory Council for Trump is a coalition consisting of elected officials, business leaders and faith leaders, all of them trying to help the Republican nominee improve his relations with Latino voters.
On the other side, winning Hispanic voters will be a very hard mission for Donald Trump. Most likely, the community hasn’t forgotten the moment from his campaign kickoff event, when he accused Mexico of sending rapists and criminal across the Southern U.S. border. Also, he promised to start deporting all illegal immigrants if he’s elected president.
Trump’s attempt to ‘lure’ Hispanics is not a premiere for the GOP. Ever since the 2012 elections, Republicans have tried to improve their standings among this category of voters, but their attempt was unsuccessful, Barack Obama winning 70 percent of their voters, while Mitt Romney scored just 27 percent, as stated by exit polls.
Very low chances of obtaining the black vote
Besides the Hispanic community, Donald Trump is also trying to appeal more to black voters, claiming that they should finally quit supporting Democrats and give Republicans a chance.
“No group in America has been more harmed by Hillary Clinton’s policies than African Americans,” said the businessman during a rally in Michigan. “Look at how much African-American communities are suffering from Democratic control. What do you have to lose by trying something new like Trump? … You live in your poverty. Your schools are no good. You have no jobs — 58 percent of your youth is unemployed.”
However, it’s hard to believe that Republicans will win the black vote, after decades in which this category has been faithful to the Democratic party.