Trump says society can’t tolerate violence
Donald Trump is pushing hard his outreach to African-American voters in a speech to a predominantly white crowd in Iowa.
Speaking Saturday in Des Moines following Sen. Joni Ernst’s annual Roast and Ride event, Trump began by noting "there are millions of African-Americans in this country who have succeeded" but stressed that government has failed black communities, with almost 40 percent of African-American children living in poverty.
Trump also spoke of the shooting in Chicago of NBA star Dwyane Wade’s cousin Friday. He says the death of the woman while going to register her children for school "breaks our hearts. This shouldn’t happen in America."
Trump says that as a builder and a father, he hates seeing "the deplorable conditions in many of our inner cities."
He adds, "We cannot, as a society, tolerate this level of violence and suffering in our own cities."