He also claimed that African Americans are generally satisfied with his performance as President.
"What I've done for African Americans has, I would say, no president done." Now I say the following: You're so happy because I get the phone calls, "he told reporters when he left a speech in Virginia, which was boycotted by the legislators of the black state. "They're so happy about what I've been able to do in Baltimore and other democratically run, corrupt cities."
He continued later, "The African-Americans called the White House, they have never been so happy as what a president did, not just the lowest unemployment in history for African Americans, not just for opportunity zones, really you are so happy that I pointed out the corrupt policies of Baltimore, it's filthy dirty, it's so terrible, and they're hellishly happy. "
As the controversy over Trump's comments on Baltimore and Cummings is too new for Being caught on most available survey data, we can not definitively review Trump's claim about African-Americans' views on these statements ̵
1; though it's worth noting that Trump invented phone calls that did not exist in the past and dubious statements about his gratitude in private conversations has made.
However, we can definitely verify his claim that African Americans are generally satisfied with his performance.
] They are not.
Facts first : African Americans are mostly dissatisfied with Trump's job performance.
According to polls in the 2016 exit elections, Trump received 8%. The votes cast by African-Americans, 89% of whom voted Democrat Hillary Clinton. Opinion polls over the next two-and-a-half years have shown that he remains extremely unpopular among African Americans.
Trump began talking negative about Cummings and Baltimore on July 27, in a series of tweets
. In a Quinnipiac University poll from 25 to 28 July – two days before the tweets, the day of the tweets and one day after the tweets – Trump received a 6% approval and a 84% rejection from black voters. 80 percent of black voters said Trump was racist, with only 11 percent saying they did not.
A poll by Fox News from July 21 to 23 revealed that Trump had a 75% rejection of black-listed voters with 22% approval. In a Washington Post / ABC News poll conducted from June 28 to July 1, 81% of African Americans said they refused. 18% approved. These two approvals were significantly better than those in the new Quinnipiac poll, but still: Overall, a large majority of African Americans were dissatisfied with it.
Trump's tweets about Cummings and Baltimore were not identical to his tweets over four Democratic congressional women of color two weeks earlier. However, it is important to note that black voters were dissatisfied with these earlier tweets: 76% of Fox News polls stated that it is racist to tell a colored person to "return" to her country of origin, 9 % said that was not the case. (Only one of the four members of Congress, Rep. Ilhan Omar, was born abroad.)
In the Fox poll, only 11% of black-listed voters agreed to deal with race relations. 83% rejected. And when asked if Trump respects racial minorities, 78% of black voters said no.
Trump has stressed the economy in its bad luck to black voters, noting on Tuesday and on numerous previous occasions that the unemployment rate in African-Americans has dropped to a record low of 6.0% during his tenure. (It fell from 12.7% to 7.9% under President Barack Obama, then from 7.9% to 6.0% under Trump.) But black voters continue to be dissatisfied with Trump in economic terms as well: 64% in The poll by Fox News disapproved of his approach to the problem.
There was not a single problem where black voters in the Fox poll gave him a positive net rating.