By Hazel Trice Edney
(TriceEdneyWire.com) – Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s attempts to sheer Black votes from the Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton, has garnered the attention of national Black leaders, including his fellow New Yorker, the Rev. Al Sharpton, who says Trumps tactics “insults the intelligence” of Black voters.
“I think that to reach out to the Black community when you’re not discussing any details of the policies that you propose; and second, when you don’t put out your record with the Black community – which includes discrimination lawsuits on his housing – is to insult our intelligence to say we should try something new,” Sharpton said in an interview with the Trice Edney News Wire. “He’s not new. He’s got decades of history that he can’t explain.”