U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump meets with minority Republicans and says America can't be great again unless blacks, Hispanics and others are involved in the political process. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump met with minority Republicans in New York on Thursday (August 25), including his former Republican campaign rival Ben Carson. Trump said his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton and the Democratic party at large have done "little work" for African-Americans, and said he will make this a "focal point" of his speeches moving forward. Trump said America cannot become 'great again' unless blacks, Hispanics and others -- "everybody" -- are involved in the process. Trump is seeking to moderate his hardline stance against illegal immigration. In remarks broadcast on Wednesday, Trump backed further away from his vow to deport millions of illegal immigrants, saying he would be willing to work with those who have abided by U.S. laws while living in the country. The billionaire has tumbled in national opinion polls and is fighting to remain competitive with Clinton with little more than two months to go until the Nov. 8 election.