In a speech last night outside of Milwaukee the candidate spoke forcefully about the problems facing America.
Trying to broaden his appeal, Mr. Trump directed some of his remarks at African Americans:
TRUMP: “I am asking for the vote of every African-American citizen struggling in our country today who wants a different and much better future. It’s time for our society to address some honest and very difficult truths. The Democratic Party has failed and betrayed the African-American community.”
Mr. Trump pointing to the median household income for blacks falling during President Obama's tenure.
Black home ownership has also fallen.
And the black poverty rate has risen slightly.
As far as crime is concerned, blacks make up 13% of the population but 38% of all violent crime arrests are African-American individuals.
In education blacks have the highest high school drop out rate and score lowest among American ethnic groups in math and writing on the SATs.
So it would seem that Donald Trump has a point.
The stats say that under a progressive Democratic president, black Americans are less well off then they were under President Bush the younger.
Now it would be hard to believe that black Americans would rally behind Donald Trump because he has been successfully demonized in many African American precincts.
Also Trump's style does not seem to appeal to minority voters in general. There is no question about that.
But on the issues it is clear that liberal policies have not really helped the African-American community.
However, Talking Points believes that change is not in the air, that blacks and other minorities will go big for Hillary Clinton despite the current state of the union.
Will anything change that?
And that's “The Memo”.