Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump talks immigration and slavery during a speech in Washington. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Tuesday (August 30) night called Democrats the "party of slavery" and praised what he called the millions of African Americans with career success, as he tries to revamp his outreach to minority voters. Trump has made much-maligned efforts to appeal to black and Hispanic voters, groups that generally support Democrats and are expected to vote heavily for Hillary Clinton in the Nov. 8 election. "The Republican Party is the party of Abraham Lincoln," Trump said at a rally in Everett, Washington. "It is the Democratic Party that is the party of slavery, the party of Jim Crow and the party of opposition," he said, referring to racial segregation laws that once existed in the American South. The Republican nominee has said Democrats failed minority voters with economic policies that have not improved their job prospects, but his attempts have been criticised for painting a bleak view of the lives of all black and Hispanic Americans. Trump used a campaign speech to reaffirm his stance on immigration and refugees policies, hours before outlining his proposals for cracking down on illegal immigration.