* In a play for black votes, President Donald Trump vowed to designate the KKK – but also Antifa – ‘terrorist organizations,’ he announced Friday
* The president was in Atlanta for a campaign event aimed at black voters, where he also promised to make Juneteenth a federal holiday
* Trump also said he’d open up nearly $500 billion in capital to black communities, as he tried to pull some votes away from Democrat Joe Biden
In a play for black votes, President Donald Trump vowed to designate the KKK – but also Antifa – ‘terrorist organizations,’ he announced at an event in Atlanta Friday.
The president will also increase capital to black communities by nearly $500 billion, a figure first reported by Fox News.
Trump will also push to make Juneteenth, the day slavery officially ended in the United States, a federal holiday.
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Update #1: Trump $500B Black America plan designates KKK, Antifa as ‘terrorist organizations’ (FOX News)
Update #2: Trump pledges to make Juneteenth a federal holiday, designate KKK a terrorist group in pitch to Black voters (The Hill)
WNU Editor: I remembered after Congress passed his crime reform bill President Trump mentioned that he was going to propose programs to provide economic help to black businesses. I guess this is it. Designating the KKK and Antifa as terrorist organizations is long overdue. Making lynching a hate crime is also long overdue. Making Juneteenth a federal holiday is not a big thing for me, but I know it is for others. I know these promises are going to have an impact on the election. The mainstream media have only mentioned this in passing, or not at all in their evening news broadcasts. Bottom line. This is what many Black Americans want to hear, and I would not be surprised if some will swing their vote to President Trump. The audience tonight certainly showed their appreciation to what the President was saying and promising. My prediction. President Trump is now positioned to get 25% (or more) of their vote in November. The Democrats are in a political bind. They have never proposed anything like this, and some of their supporters are going to legitimately ask why. And forget about trying to match what President Trump is promising. It will only make them look opportunistic.
Update #3: It is sad that I have to go to a Russian news website to get the details of President Trump’ “Platinum Plan”. The US main stream media has kept their reporting on this story to a minimum this evening …. What’s Inside US President Donald Trump’s Plan For Black Americans? (Sputnik).