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Trump urges African-Americans to vote for him during campaigns in Michigan

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Updated: 08:00 GMT, Aug 20, 2016 | Published: 07:24 GMT, Aug 20, 2016 |
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U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Friday (August 19) delivered yet another call to African-American voters, vowing to restore law and order and increase job opportunities, in an effort to raise his single digit standing with one of america’s largest minority groups.

“What do you have to lose by trying something new like Trump,” Trump said, targeting his remarks at African-Americans. “You’re living in poverty, your schools are no good, you have no jobs, 58% of your youth are unemployed. What the hell do you have to lose?”

Trump attacked his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton and vowed to protect the jobs of minorities from immigrants.

“Hillary Clinton would rather provide a job to a refugee from overseas than to give that job to unemployed African-American youth in cities like Detroit who have become refugees in their own country,” Trump said.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton leads Republican rival Donald Trump by 8 percentage points among likely voters, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Friday.

The Aug. 14-18 survey showed 42 percent of Americans supported Clinton ahead of the Nov. 8 general election. That compares with 34 percent support for Trump. Another 23 percent of likely voters would not pick either candidate.