In the last two months before the election, President Trump is attempting to extend an olive branch to the black community by creating access to $500 billion dollars to black communities. The administration is hoping that the money will create 500,000 new black businesses and 3,000,000 new jobs. The initiative is called the “Platinum Plan,” and aims to create “opportunity, security, prosperity, and fairness” for the black community.
The president is also designating both the KKK and Antifa terrorist organizations and making lynching a national hate crime. Additionally, President Trump will designate Juneteenth a national holiday. June 19 celebrates the eradication of slavery; it is seen by many black Americans see as the nation’s “second independence day.”
Furthermore, policing standards are to be increased. Specifically, responsive, professional, and accountable models of policing, including diversity training and accreditation standards for police departments, will be implemented. Additionally, a National Clemency Act, which will be focusing on wrongful prosecution and rehabilitation, will be created. The hope is that urban streets will become safer.
“In 39 days, we’re going to win four more years in the White House, and we will do it with a record number of votes from the black community,” Trump said to supporters in Atlanta, Georgia.
“Our movement is welcoming millions of black Americans back to the Republican Party, the party of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln,” he added.
“Today I want to share what you have to gain from voting Republican on Nov. 3. For decades, Democrat politicians like Joe Biden have taken Black voters for granted. They made you big promises before every election — and then the moment they got to Washington, they abandoned you and sold you out. The Democrats will always take Black voters for granted until large numbers of Black Americans vote Republican,” the president’s prepared remarks read as he spoke to a group called “Black Voters for Trump” in Atlanta.