Donald Trump Reportedly Promises To Make Juneteenth A Federal Holiday As He Rolls Out ‘Platinum Plan’ For Black Voters
In his bid for re-election, President Donald Trump has reportedly pulled out the big guns in hopes of securing more votes from the African-American community. In his most recent visit to Atlanta Friday afternoon (September 25), the President’s campaign event was heavy with promises as well as criticism of Democratic Presidential opponent former Vice President Joe Biden.
One of the vows he reportedly made was to recognize Juneteenth as a federal holiday, according to The Hill. Juneteenth is an annual celebration that recognizes the emancipation of those who had been slaves in the U.S.
During his speech, he also accused Democrats of making “big promises” to African-American voters prior to elections and then not honoring them after their wins saying:
“For decades, democrat[ic] politicians like Joe Biden have taken black voters for granted. They make you big promises before every election and then the moment they got to Washington, they abandoned you and they sold you out. The Democrat[ic] party used you and they lied to you every single time. You know it better than anybody else knows [that] the Democrats will always take back the vote.”
In his speech, Donald Trump emphasized his commitment to improving the lives of those in the African-American community, which he dubbed as a “Platinum Plan.” He told the campaign attendees if they voted Republican in the upcoming election and in future ones, he would ensure more support for the African-American community as a whole, including the creation of jobs. He said:
“If you vote Republican over the next four years, we will create 3 million new jobs for the black community, open 500,000 new black-owned businesses, increase access to capital in black communities by 500 billion dollars, build up peaceful and safer urban neighborhoods with the highest standards of –and you know this–of policing. We want the highest standards. We have to have [the] highest standards of policing.”
“[We would] bring even greater fairness to the justice system. We did criminal justice reform [and] we remember that. [We will do] even greater. We will create a national clemency project to right wrongful prosecutions and to pardon individuals who have reformed their life.”
President Trump made headlines this week when he appeared at the United States Supreme Court to pay his respects to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Onlookers could be heard booing the President before they began chanting “Vote him out!”
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