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Donald Trump’s Republican Party has had some… trouble reaching out to black voters.

Case in point: ZERO percent of black respondents to a NBC News-Wall Street Journal-Marist in Ohio and Pennsylvania — and just 6 percent nation-wide — said they supported Trump’s bid for the presidency.

Or, just take a look at Donald Trump: He has tweeted out fake crime statistics from white supremacists, has a habit of calling black people “thugs,” and, decades ago, took out a full-page ad in the New York Times and three other New York City newspapers calling for the executions of five minors — the youngest was 13 at the time — falsely accused of rape and murder.]

Or consider Trump’s frequent use of terms like “Law and Order” and “America First” — the former arose in the ’60s in response to urban rioting, the latter was the name of a nativist campaign in the 1940s that urged politicians to appease Hitler.

Well, Stephen Colbert managed to get in touch with one black Republican delegate who didn’t seem to have a problem with any of that.

Photo and video: CBS

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons and one novel. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

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