Colbert Roasts Trump for His Terrible 'Pick Up Line' to Black Voters
Is Trump losing his base? Trump's sudden immigration muddle is leaving some of his strongest supporters miffed. And his bewildered attempts to appeal to minority voters aren't helping.
“I don’t know if you’ve been watching the news but over the last couple of weeks Trump has been having a tough time with one key demographic: Voters,” "Late Show" host Stephen Colbert said. “Especially, it turns out, African-American voters. Fact: Among African-American voters he is polling at one percent, ranking him with the black community somewhere between country music and the Milwaukee Police Department.”
After a year of appealing nearly exclusively to white voters, Trump is attempting to woo minorities with little success.
"Look at how much African American communities are suffering from Democratic control. To those I say the following: What do you have to lose by trying something new like Trump? What do you have to lose?" Trump said on Friday, to a nearly all white crowd. "You live in your poverty, your schools are no good. You have no jobs. Fifty-eight percent of your youth is unemployed. What the hell do you have to lose?"
“Yes, nothing, no one, you’re totally marginalized for instance, clearly, none of you could get into Trump’s rally,” Colbert mocked the GOP nominee, who continues to use the same ineffective messaging throughout the week, now begging voters to "give [him] a chance."
“Yes! What the hell do you have to lose?" Colbert continued. Because you should really hide whatever that is before he becomes president."
"By the way, ‘what the hell do you have to lose? Give me a chance.’ Is also how Trump proposed to all of his wives," Colbert added.
But Trump insists that his support with minorities will grow so much that he'll score 95 percent of them as an incumbent president
“Now, to put that into perspective, in 2012, Barack Obama got only 93 percent of the African-American vote,” Colbert reminded his audience. “And Obama would have done slightly better if instead of ‘hope’ his slogan was ‘your lives are garbage. Roll the dice.'”