Donald Trump laid the foundation for his campaign of hate long before he announced his campaign for president.
He built his empire by refusing to rent to blacks and spent nearly $100,000 seeking the death penalty for five young black and brown men who spent years in prison for a crime they didn’t commit.
While President Obama has inspired tolerance, Trump has used his candidacy to divide and dismiss an entire immigrant community as murderers and rapists. He has resisted denouncing the endorsements of hate groups and even led the shameful crusade questioning President Obama’s citizenship.
Over this time, the Haitian community, like most others, has learned you can’t trust anything Trump says. This month, Trump told the press he was doing outreach at Haitian community events in Fort Lauderdale, but he, unsurprisingly, never showed up.
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Trump is only interested in the publicity he can get from our community. We cannot afford a candidate who only uses our communities for photo-ops.
My neighbors are looking for a leader who is going to protect and build on the legacy of President Obama. That is clearly not Donald Trump.