Trump, GOP Walk Tightrope In Wooing Minority Voters

There have been two sides to the Republican National Convention so far this week. 

One side has featured what was expected: a grandiose, virtual happy hour to President Trump's conservative base.

The other side has been an open letter to minority voters — a bloc that the president struggles mightily with.

Republicans argue the racism argument is one not based in reality. The idea that “Republicans are racist, it’s not a party for people of color and they don’t care,” is a manufactured narrative by the media and Democrats, Republican strategist Ford O’Connell told The Hill.

O’Connell defended the president’s hard-line stance.

“The president’s making the point that [he wants] to see justice served for all Americans, but at the same time defunding the police and violence is not going to achieve that result,” O’Connell said.

Read more from Marty Johnson at The Hill

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published this page in In The News 2020-08-27 00:17:02 -0400
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