In an interview with Tampa, Fla. station WFLA during the presidential elections, Trump was confident of gaining black votes.
“I think it’s really catching on because I see I’m going up very, very sharply with African American voters,” said Trump.
Trump later told the Conservative Chronicle that he is extremely popular in the black community.
“I’m more popular than fried chicken and watermelon in the black community,” Trump said.
During a campaign stop in Michigan last year, Trump told a predominately white audience that black people had nothing to lose by voting for him.
“You’re living in poverty, your schools are no good, you have no jobs, 58 percent of your youth is unemployed — what the hell do you have to lose?” said Trump, according to a CNN article.
However, Trump seems to be playing both sides. At the same time he is appealing to black voters, he has embraced white nationalists.