Trump Blames Low-Income People, Minorities For ‘Ruining’ Suburbia
The day after telling the Proud Boys to “stand by” at the debate, President Trump suggested that having a low income equates to being a minority — and that this is ruining the suburbs, Politico reported.
- Trump made the remarks at his campaign rally in Duluth, Minnesota, in front of a mostly white crowd.
- Trump said: “By the way, just so we can get this straight, 30 percent of the people in the suburbs are low-income people. Thirty percent of the people in the suburbs are minorities. And so we’re ruining this American dream for everybody.”
- The president continued: "They zone you out, they build low-income housing next to your house. And then I hear I'm not doing well in the suburbs. I'm not doing well in the suburbs — are you people crazy?"
- Politico noted that “white voters carried Trump to victory in 2016 with white women and non-college educated whites pushing him over the top.”
His comments Wednesday, which promoted housing segregation, represent one of several heavy-handed appeals his campaign has made to these groups in the hopes of saving his reelection bid.