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Trump speaks to supporters at White House

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 10/10/20, 11:09 pm

President Donald Trump had not made a public appearance since his hospitalization with COVID-19 ended Oct. 5—until Saturday. Hundreds of people, many of them wearing masks, gathered on the South Lawn of the White House to hear the president speak from the Blue Room balcony. For 18 minutes, he spoke to a mostly Latino and African American audience about his support for law enforcement. Many of them wore shirts or held signs declaring, “Blexit backs the blue.” “Blexit” is the name of an organization conservative activist Candace Owens founded to encourage black and minority voters to switch from the Democratic Party to the GOP.

How is Trump doing? “I’m feeling great,” he said. White House physician Dr. Sean Conley released a memo on Saturday saying the president was no longer contagious. Trump plans to appear at a campaign rally on Monday in Florida, with trips to Iowa and Pennsylvania to follow next week.

Dig deeper: From the WORLD archives read Harvest Prude’s report on young, black Americans embracing conservatism.

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Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital's managing editor. She is a graduate of World Journalism Institute, the Missouri School of Journalism, and the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Lynde resides with her family in Wichita, Kansas. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

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  • OldMike
    Posted: Sun, 10/11/2020 02:07 am

    "he spoke to a mostly Latino and African American audience..."  This is something I totally did not expect.  And I bet the Dems have not expected it either.  I wonder if they felt faults moving beneath their feet.  

    But... It is proof that law-abiding Americans, regardless of race or ethnicity, do not want to see rioters allowed to riot, and politicians (the Dems, primarily) justifiying or minimizing the lawlessness, as we have seen in some cities. 

    Posted: Mon, 10/12/2020 10:45 am

    I live in Detroit, an 80+% African American city whose Democrat mayor, local black leaders, the city police chief, and residents took a strong stand against rioting and looting. It didn't happen here. And many of the residents I know are scared of a second term of Trump. Conservative black evangelicals are going to turn out for Biden, because they understand the Trump dog whistles, and it scares them.

  • Big Jim
    Posted: Mon, 10/12/2020 01:57 pm

    It's nice to see some independent-thinking minority voters. Blacks in particular have voted as a bloc for the Democratic party for decades. With very little to show for it.