Trump praises 'my African-American' supporter at rally

June 3, 2016 10:19 PM

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REDDING, Calif. (AP) — Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is predicting he will have "tremendous" support from black voters.

Trump made the proclamation at a rally in Redding, California, on Friday, singling out one black supporter in the crowd and saying, "Look at my African-American over here!"

Trump also saluted an African-American supporter who attended one of his rallies in Arizona and punched a protester. He said that fan "was like this great guy, a military guy. We have tremendous African-American support."

Alex Landis, 16, wears a t-shirt showing her support for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, as she enters the Redding Municipal Airport for a campaign rally, Friday, June 3, 2016, in Redding, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Polls show that when it comes to support among African-American voters, Trump consistently trails his likely general election opponent, Democrat Hillary Clinton.

He spent much of the Redding rally bashing Clinton. He also pledged to "play heavy in California" in an effort to capture the electoral college's biggest prize in November.


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