Howard Kurtz of Fox News interviewed Donald Trump on Sunday and was shocked by a statement Trump made, that statement being, that blacks “are going to like me better than they like Obama.”
Kurtz called that statement “audacious.” That it is, to say the least.
In an interview airing Sunday on Fox’s “Media Buzz,” Trump told me there is already great affection for him in the black community.
“Look, the African Americans love me because they know I am going to bring back jobs,” he told me at the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas.
Okay, a pretty standard Trumpian boast. But then he said this:
“They are going to like me better than they like Obama. The truth is Obama has done nothing for them.”
The statement was so audacious that it took me a split-second to react.
“Did you just say,” I interrupted, “African-Americans are going to like you better than the first African-American president.”
The billionaire didn’t back off.
“I think that relatively speaking – I mean he does have a slight advantage in all fairness- but I think relatively speaking when I am finished I think they will absolutely love Donald Trump,” he said.