According to Donald Trump, African-Americans have never suffered as much as they are right now. Slavery? Eh, that was nothing compared to life now.
Speaking at a rally in Kenansville, North Carolina, Trump again stumbled in an apparent attempt to endear himself to black voters.
“We’re going to make our country safe again. We’re going to rebuild our inner cities because our African-American communities are absolutely in the worst shape that they’ve ever been in before,” he said. “Ever, ever, ever.”
The comment is untrue, and completely ignores that black people were once subjected to slavery and Jim Crow laws.
Twitter users instantly pointed out the obvious:
Donald Trump just said "African-American communities" are doing worse than “ever ever ever.” QUIZ who can think of some worse times
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) September 20, 2016
Trump: "Our African American communities are in the worst shape they've ever been… Ever. Ever. Ever." pic.twitter.com/HAExP39Xhy
— Ian Millhiser (@imillhiser) September 20, 2016
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) September 20, 2016